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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 5/26/2024, Last updated: 5/26/2024
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Baseball Tournament Update: Day 5

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Photo by Mac Johnson

OMAHA, Neb. — The championship game is set for the Big Ten Baseball Tournament Presented by after three games were played on Semifinal Saturday.

In a split doubleheader, No. 2 seed Nebraska won twice against No. 3 seed Indiana to earn a spot in the tournament final.

In the first game of the day, Nebraska forced a second semifinal game against Indiana with a 4-2 win. Pitcher Will Walsh went the distance for Nebraska while Josh Caron homered twice, hitting bombs of 433 and 432 feet.

In game two, Nebraska prevailed, 10-4, becoming the first team since Minnesota in 2009 to lose its first game of the tournament and make it to the final. Caron tied a tournament record with his fifth home run, one of three the Cornhuskers hit in the game.

Saturday's action also saw Penn State qualify for the final after defeating Michigan, 7-6, in 10 innings.

The Nittany Lions are the lone undefeated team (3-0) in the tournament and the first eighth seed to make the championship game since Iowa in 2016.

Adam Cecere hit a two-run homer in the top 10th that proved to be the difference.

Tomorrow's championship game between Nebraska and Penn State will be played at 10 a.m. and broadcast on BTN.