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May 15, 1998

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – A two-out rally fell short as Illinois (38-18) eliminated Ohio State (37-16) in the Big Ten Tournament, 9-8 Friday. The Buckeyes plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but Mike Kremblas was struck out to end the game.

1998 Big Ten Tournament, Champaign, Ill. Univ. of Illinois at Ohio State Univ. May 15, 1998 at Champaign, Ill. (Illinois Field)

Univ. of Illinois 9 (38-18)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg Dusty Rhodes cf……….. 4 2 2 2 1 0 4 1 0 Dan O’Neill lf………… 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 Craig Marquie 3b………. 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 4 1 Kevin Rudden 1b……….. 5 1 2 1 0 0 11 0 1 D.J. Svihlik 2b……….. 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 8 1 Danny Rhodes rf……….. 3 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 Aaron Nieckula c………. 5 1 1 1 0 0 5 2 1 Todd McClure dh……….. 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 Jon Anderson ss……….. 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Tom Zidlicky p………… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cody Salter p…………. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Jimmy Journell p………. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals……………….. 37 9 15 9 3 3 27 18 8

Ohio State Univ. 8 (37-16)

Name (Pos) AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Avg Mike Lockwood cf………. 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 Mark Carek ss…………. 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 4 1 Jason Trott 1b………… 5 2 3 2 0 0 14 2 0 Mike Kremblas c……….. 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 4 Dan Seimetz dh………… 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Tom Durant lf…………. 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 Chad Ehrnsberger 3b/2b…. 3 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 Dan Zabloudil rf………. 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 Trent McIlvain 2b……… 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 5 0 Matt Middleton ph/3b…… 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eric Thompson p……….. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Mike Stafford p……….. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Totals……………….. 35 8 14 7 1 5 27 18 5

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————- Univ. of Illinois 000 603 000 – 9 15 0 Ohio State Univ. 031 010 102 – 8 14 0 ———————————————-

DP – Illinois 1, Buckeyes 2. LOB – Illinois 8, Buckeyes 5. 2B – Dusty Rhodes(17), O’Neill 2(15), Svihlik(12), Trott 2(10), Kremblas(14), Durant(7), Zabloudil(8). SB – Danny Rhodes(16). CS – McIlvain(5). SH – Marquie(1), Svihlik(3), Jon Anderson(10), Kremblas(3). SF – McClure(4), Seimetz(3), Ehrnsberger(2).

Univ. of Illinois IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ERA NP Tom Zidlicky…….. 1.1 5 3 3 1 0 8 10 – Cody Salter……… 7.1 9 5 5 0 4 26 29 – Jimmy Journell…… 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 –

Ohio State Univ. IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ERA NP Eric Thompson……. 7.1 14 9 9 2 2 32 37 – Mike Stafford……. 1.2 1 0 0 1 1 5 7 –

Win – Salter 6-5. Loss – Thompson 6-4. Save – Journell (5). HBP – by Salter (Lockwood). Umpires – Home:Costello 1st:Partington 2nd:Brickens 3rd:Larca Start: 12:04 pm Time: Attendance:

Game Notes: Gametime conditions: 82 degrees, SW wind at 10mph, humidity 67%

Play-by-play

1998 Big Ten Tournament, Champaign, Ill. Univ. of Illinois at Ohio State Univ. May 15, 1998 at Champaign, Ill. (Illinois Field)

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————- Univ. of Illinois 000 603 000 – 9 15 0 Ohio State Univ. 031 010 102 – 8 14 0 ———————————————-

Univ. of Illinois inning 1

Dusty Rhodes grounded out to 2b. O’Neill doubled to right field. Marquie grounded out to ss; O’Neill advanced to third. Rudden grounded out to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 1

Lockwood fouled out to 3b. Carek walked. Trott grounded out to 2b; Carek advanced to second. Kremblas flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 2

Svihlik flied out to cf. Danny Rhodes singled to left center. Danny Rhodes stole second. Nieckula grounded out to p. McClure struck out swinging, out at first c to 1b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 2

Seimetz singled to right field. Durant doubled to left field; Seimetz advanced to third. Ehrnsberger flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Durant advanced to third; Seimetz scored. Zabloudil doubled to right field, RBI; Durant scored. McIlvain singled to left center, RBI; Zabloudil scored. Lockwood singled to right field; McIlvain advanced to second. Salter to p for Zidlicky. Lockwood advanced to second; McIlvain out at third c to 3b, caught stealing. Carek grounded out to 2b. 3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 3

Jon Anderson grounded out to 2b. Dusty Rhodes grounded out to 2b. O’Neill grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 3

Trott doubled to left center. Kremblas grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; Trott advanced to third. Seimetz flied out to cf, SAC, RBI; Trott scored. Durant struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 4

Marquie singled to shortstop. Rudden singled to right field; Marquie advanced to second. Svihlik singled to center field; Rudden advanced to second; Marquie advanced to third. Danny Rhodes walked, RBI; Svihlik advanced to second; Rudden advanced to third; Marquie scored. Nieckula singled to right field, RBI; Danny Rhodes advanced to second; Svihlik advanced to third; Rudden scored. McClure flied out to rf, SAC, RBI; Danny Rhodes advanced to third; Svihlik scored. Jon Anderson lined out to 3b. Dusty Rhodes doubled to right center, RBI; Nieckula advanced to third; Danny Rhodes scored. O’Neill doubled to right center, 2 RBI; Dusty Rhodes scored; Nieckula scored. Marquie flied out to rf. 6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 4

Ehrnsberger struck out swinging. Zabloudil flied out to rf. McIlvain grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 5

Rudden grounded out to p. Svihlik doubled to right center. Danny Rhodes singled to shortstop; Svihlik advanced to third. Nieckula hit into double

play 2b to ss to 1b; Danny Rhodes out on the play. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 5

Lockwood grounded out to 2b. Carek grounded out to 3b. Trott singled to right field. Kremblas doubled to right center, advanced to third, out at third cf to 2b to c to 3b; Trott scored. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 6

McClure singled to left field. Jon Anderson out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; McClure advanced to second. Dusty Rhodes singled to center field, RBI; McClure scored. O’Neill singled to right field; Dusty Rhodes advanced to third. Marquie out at first p to 2b, bunt, SAC, RBI; O’Neill advanced to second; Dusty Rhodes scored. Rudden singled to center field, RBI; O’Neill scored. Svihlik flied out to cf. 3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 6

Seimetz struck out looking. Durant flied out to cf. Ehrnsberger grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 7

Danny Rhodes struck out swinging. Nieckula flied out to rf. McClure grounded out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 7

Zabloudil singled to left field. Middleton pinch hit for McIlvain. Middleton singled to right field; Zabloudil advanced to third. Lockwood reached on a fielder’s choice, RBI; Middleton out at second 2b to ss; Zabloudil scored. Carek singled, bunt; Lockwood advanced to second. Trott reached on a fielder’s choice; Carek out at second 2b to ss; Lockwood advanced to third. Kremblas grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 8

Ehrnsberger to 2b. Middleton to 3b. Jon Anderson grounded out to ss. Dusty Rhodes walked. Stafford to p for Thompson. O’Neill hit into double play p to ss to 1b; Dusty Rhodes out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 8

Seimetz singled to right field. Durant struck out swinging. Ehrnsberger hit into double play 3b to 2b to 1b; Seimetz out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Univ. of Illinois inning 9

Marquie singled to center field. Rudden reached on a fielder’s choice; Marquie advanced to second. Svihlik grounded out to p, SAC, bunt; Rudden advanced to second; Marquie advanced to third. Danny Rhodes walked. Nieckula reached on a fielder’s choice; Danny Rhodes advanced to second; Rudden advanced to third; Marquie out at home 1b to c. McClure struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

Ohio State Univ. inning 9

Zabloudil grounded out to ss. Middleton grounded out to p. Lockwood hit by pitch. Carek singled to second base; Lockwood advanced to second. Trott doubled to right field, 2 RBI; Carek scored; Lockwood scored. Journell to p for Salter. Kremblas struck out looking. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Game Notes: Gametime conditions: 82 degrees, SW wind at 10mph, humidity 67%