Starting pitching the key for Illinois baseball in Big Ten Tournament - KMOV.com

Starting pitching the key for Illinois baseball in Big Ten Tournament

The Big Ten Tournament format may be just what the Illinois baseball team needs to prove it is the top squad in the conference.

The Illini are stacked with quality pitchers but lack an overpowering star along the lines of Ohio State's Alex Wimmers or Indiana's Eric Arnett. However, staff aces will likely throw just once in the six-team, double-elimination conference tournament that starts Wednesday and lasts until Saturday and possibly Sunday, making deep pitching staffs all the more important.

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