Illinois edges Iowa 4-2 in 10 innings to end an 8-game losing streak in the Big Ten Tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Coltin Quagliano hit a two-run single in the top of the 10th inning and top-seeded Illinois edged Iowa 4-2 on Thursday for its first Big Ten Tournament victory since 2018.

Illinois (34-18) advances to play in another elimination game on Friday after snapping an eight-game losing streak in the tournament. Iowa (31-23) lost in 10 innings for the second straight game after falling 3-2 against Michigan on Wednesday.

There was a controversial call in the bottom of the 10th. Iowa had the bases loaded with no outs when Michael Seegers hit a grounder to first. Illinois was unable to turn a double play, but interference was called on pinch runner Kyle Huckstorf at second.

The ruling was confirmed after a review, resulting in a double play and negating a run. Iowa coach Rick Heller was ejected after arguing the call.

Joseph Glassey (1-1) struck out Ben Wilmes to end it for his first win of the season.


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