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May 15, 1998

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

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%^$1998 Big Ten Tournament, Champaign, Ill. %^$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% %^$