The powers of the Big Ten Conference are en-route to Omaha for its annual conference tournament. TD Ameritrade Park is set to host the eight-team tournament from Wednesday to Sunday. Minnesota won the regular season Big Ten Conference and comes in as the one seed. With a strong performance in Omaha, the Gophers could put themselves in strong position to host a regional. The Nebraska Cornhuskers come in as the second seed and the hometown favorite. Look for the Huskers to make a strong run this weekend. First, here’s a bit about each of the eight teams competing, their recent form and top performers.

#1 Seed Minnesota

34-18 on the season

16-7 in the Big Ten

4-3 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Should make NCAA Regional, possible host

Top Hitter: Matt Fiedler (.383, 7 HR, 36 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Toby Anderson (7-1, 3.28 ERA, 10 Starts)

#2 Seed Nebraska

37-18 on the season

16-8 in the Big Ten

6-1 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Need a good performance in Big 10 Tournament to make a regional

Top Hitter: Ben Miller (.328, 6 HR,  45 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Matt Waldron (7-2, 2.59 ERA, 11 Starts)

31-22 on the season

15-9 in the Big Ten

2-5 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Need a good showing in conference tournament

Top Hitter: Craig Dedelow (.315, 5 HR, 36 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Kyle Hart (10-3, 3.09 ERA, 14 Starts)

#4 Seed Ohio State

38-17-1 on the season

15-9 in the Big Ten

6-1 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Most likely need to win the conference tournament to make a Regional

Top Hitter: Nick Sergakis (.352, 8 HR, 44 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Tanner Tully (7-3, 2.31 ERA, 14 Starts)

#5 Seed Michigan

35-19 on the season

13-10 in the Big Ten

1-6 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Need a couple wins to insure their chances for a Regional

Top Hitter: Cody Bruder (.384, 2 HR, 52 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Brett Adcock (7-4, 2.66 ERA, 13 Starts)

#6 Seed Maryland

28-25 on the season

13-11 in the Big Ten

3-3 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Need to win conference tournament

Top Hitter: Nick Dunn (.302, 1 HR, 28 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Taylor Bloom (6-4, 2.46 ERA, 13 Starts)

#7 Seed Michigan State

34-18 on the season

13-11 in the Big Ten

2-5 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Need to win conference tournament

Top Hitter: Jordan Zimmerman (.386, 8 HR, 34 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Cam Vieaux (6-4, 2.41 ERA, 13 Starts)

#8 Seed Iowa

Iowa

27-25 on the season

12-12 in the Big Ten

5-2 in its last seven

NCAA Tournament Chances: Need to win conference tournament

Top Hitter: Joel Booker (.344, 5 HR, 32 RBI)

Top Pitcher: Nick Gallagher (7-3, 2.84, 13 appearances)


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My name is Keaton Walkowski. I was born and raised in Madison, WI. I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Go Panthers. I write about/am a diehard fan of the Wisconsin Badgers. The Badgers are by far my favorite team but I also root for the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers. I am also a pretty big soccer fan. I watch USA, Ireland and Everton intently and passionately.
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