The last week in Big Ten baseball news was headlined by the promotion of a pitching coach, pitchers standing out over the summer, and a former top Big Ten pitcher reaching the bigs.
The home of the College World Series has served to be a great home for the Big Ten Tournament. The 2014 and 2016 conference tournaments produced great games, saw great individual talent shine and enjoyed great turnouts. When able to take the chance to secure TD Ameritrade Park as the home of the conference tournament, the Big Ten did so. The postseason affair will return to Omaha in 2018, and stay through the 2022 season.
However, the Big Ten has yet to name a host city and venue for the upcoming season.
For high school players, the summer showcase and travel season is over. Turning in the travel uniforms as a new school year, the pace of commitments is starting to pick up.
Here’s a look at a half-dozen verbal pledges to Big Ten schools over the last two weeks.