Baseball Opens Big Ten Tournament with Ohio State
May 19, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Penn State baseball (29-25, 15-9) will open up Big Ten Tournament action with the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday at 3:35 at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio. Penn State will be making its second straight appearance in the tournament.
The Nittany Lions are arguably one of the hottest teams in the country right now, going 26-11 in their last 37 games and finished the season winning six-straight Big Ten series. Penn State picked up its third Big Ten road series victory of the season this weekend at Michigan State. The last time a Penn State baseball team won three Big Ten road series was in 1996.
Making their 10th trip to the Big Ten Tournament in program history, the Lions have posted a 13-18 record during those postseason competitions. The squad captured at least one game during seven of its previous nine trips, including three contests in 2000, 2003, and 2007. During their last appearance in the tournament in 2011, the Lions lost their first two games to Purdue and Minnesota.
Tickets to the 2012 Big Ten Baseball Tournament to be held May 23-26 at Huntington Park, home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers, are on sale now. Single-game tickets are $10 each for adults and $7 each for youth and senior citizens. Single-game VIP tickets, which are seated behind home plate and grant access to the Tansky Club Area, are $15 each. All non-VIP single-game tickets are general admission. Tickets are also available at the Huntington Park box office or by calling 614-462-2757.
All-Tournament passes, group tickets, family and team ticket packages to the 2012 Big Ten Baseball Tournament are also available to the public. All-Tournament passes are $100 each. Group tickets (minimum 20) are available for $7 per ticket. The family ticket package is $25 (two adults and up to four children 18 and under). The team ticket package is $60 (admits up to two coaches and ten athletes).
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