Jesse Franklin went 2-for-4 with two walks and an RBI double, one of four Michigan batters with multiple hits in a 10-4 victory to eliminate Maryland on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha.

Jimmy Kerr went 3-for-5, and Jack Blomgren and Blake Nelson each drove in two runs for the second-seeded Wolverines (40-17), who on Thursday used a two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Illinois 5-4 and stave off elimination and enhance their chance of at least an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament.

Left-hander Tommy Henry picked up his ninth win of the season with seven strikeouts over six innings for Michigan, which advanced to the semifinals on Saturday to face fifth-seeded Nebraska.

Ohio State 3, Maryland 2: Seventh-seeded Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament by holding off Maryland 3-2 in the completion of a suspended game from Thursday night in Omaha.

Closer Andrew Magno got the final five outs for the Buckeyes (33-24).

Zach Dezenzo's sacrifice fly gave Ohio State a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth on Thursday. Maryland (29-28) got a runner to second in the bottom of the frame before weather forced play to be suspended.

Magno relieved starter Griffan Smith (6-4) and struck out back-to-back batters when the game resumed. He struck out four hitters and induced a game-ending fly ball for his 12th save of the season.

Minnesota 3, Iowa 0: Creighton Prep graduate Joshua Culliver piitched four-plus innings in helping the Gophers eliminate the Hawkeyes. 

Minnesota put the game away with a pair of insurance runs in the top of the ninth.

Jordan Kozicky, Eli Wilson and Jack Wassel each had two hits for Minnesota.


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