ROSEMONT, Ill. — The University of Iowa baseball team will be the No. 5 seed at the 2017 Big Ten Tournament, where it will face fourth-seeded Maryland at 7:30 p.m. (CT) Wednesday at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Hawkeyes won their final four Big Ten series to finish in a tie for fourth place with a 15-9 record. Iowa is 34-19 overall; Maryland is 15-9 and 33-19 overall. The two teams did not meet during the regular season.
Iowa is making its 12th all-time tournament appearance. Last season the Hawkeyes advanced to the Big Ten Tournament title game, falling one game short of a title for a third time. Iowa is 12-21 all-time in tournament play.
No. 6 seed Indiana will be a part of the tournament opener on its home field, hosting third-seeded Minnesota at 9 a.m.; No. 2 seed Michigan will face off against seventh-seeded Northwestern at 12:30 p.m., and regular season champion and top-seeded Nebraska will square off against eighth-seeded Purdue at 4 p.m.
The eight-team double elimination tournament begins with four contests Wednesday and continues through Sunday’s championship game. The tournament champion will earn the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
BTN will air every game of the Big Ten Tournament and all games will be available on the BTN2Go online platform.