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Gopher baseball team tops Illini, earns ticket to Big Ten tourney

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The Gophers baseball team defeated Illinois Saturday at Siebert Field, 2-0. The Star Tribune reports the victory keeps Minnesota alive in post-season play. The Gophers earned the fourth seed in this week’s Big Ten tournament at Target Field.

The tournament opener on Wednesday pits the Gophers against Illinois in a rematch.

 Minnesota (30-20, 13-8 Big Ten) will make its 28th conference tournament appearance, the most in Big Ten history.

Indiana is the No. 1 seed and Ohio State earned the No. 2 seed.

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