OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Tyler Cowles knocked in a pair of runs and Ohio State held off Michigan 5-3 on Friday, eliminating the Wolverines from the Big Ten Tournament.
The Buckeyes (36-21) advanced to face top-seeded Minnesota on Saturday.
Ohio State jumped ahead 2-0 on RBI hits by Cowles and Noah McGregor in the third inning, and Bo Coolen's home run to right made it 3-1 Ohio State in the sixth. Cowles made it a 5-1 game with an RBI flyout later that inning.
Brock Keener's two-run single in the seventh pulled Michigan (33-21) within 5-3, but Seth Kinker held off the Wolverines for his 15th save.
Adam Niemeyer (4-3) picked up the win for Michigan, allowing one run in five innings. Ben Dragani (6-2) took the loss in relief.