1997 Big Ten Baseball Tournament

The 1997 Big Ten Conference Baseball Tournament was held at Ray Fisher Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan from May 15 through 19. The top four teams from the regular season participated in the double-elimination tournament, the seventeenth annual tournament sponsored by the Big Ten Conference to determine the league champion. Ohio State won their fourth tournament championship and earned the Big Ten Conference’s automatic bid to the 1997 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.[3]

1997 Big Ten Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams 4
Format Double-elimination
Finals site
Champions Ohio State (4th title)
Winning coach Bob Todd (4th title)
MVP Mike Lockwood (Ohio State)

1997 Big Ten Conference baseball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Michigan  17 9   .654 36 22   .621
No. 30 Ohio State y 18 10   .643 42 18   .700
Purdue  17 11   .607 30 25   .545
Illinois  17 11   .607 32 27   .542
Minnesota  15 10   .600 30 24   .556
Penn State  12 14   .462 29 24   .547
Michigan State  12 16   .429 26 28   .481
Indiana  8 16   .333 33 22   .600
Northwestern  9 19   .321 20 35   .364
Iowa  7 16   .304 17 30   .362
x Division champion
Tournament champion
y Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of June 30, 1997[1][2]; Rankings from Collegiate Baseball

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The 1997 tournament was a 4-team double-elimination tournament, with seeds determined by conference regular season winning percentage only.[3]

Team W L PCT GB Seed
Michigan 17 9 .654
1
Ohio State 18 10 .643
2
Purdue 17 11 .607
1
3
Illinois 17 11 .607
1
4
Minnesota 15 10 .600
1.5
Penn State 12 14 .462
5
Michigan State 12 16 .429
5
Indiana 8 16 .333
8
Northwestern 9 19 .321
9
Iowa 7 16 .304
8

  First round Semifinals Finals
                             
1 Michigan 8  
4 Illinois 4  
  1 Michigan 2  
  2 Ohio State 9  
2 Ohio State 4
3 Purdue 2  
  2 Ohio State 8
  1 Michigan 5
4 Illinois 8  
3 Purdue 3  
  1 Michigan 7
  4 Illinois 5  

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