Bradley Brehmer pitched a complete game four-hitter and eighth-seeded Indiana scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to eliminate fourth-seeded Illinois from the Big Ten Tournament in Omaha.
The Hoosiers bounced back from a heart-breaking 11-inning loss to top-seeded Maryland to face the loser of the Michigan-Maryland game on Saturday.
Brehmer (5-4), a senior transfer from Wright State, had his best outing for the Hoosiers, holding the Illini to a sixth-inning run that tied the game 1-1, a tie his teammates quickly broke with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning.
He struck out six, walked two and hit a batter.
Five different players drove in a run in the eighth when Indiana used four hits, two errors, a walk and a hit batter to break it open.