College Crosscheck: Week 3
March 7, 2018
This weekend’s stop was U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the DQ Classic/Pac-12 - Big Ten Challenge. Coming into the weekend, the Pac-12 looked poised to dominate The DQ Classic led by UCLA, a highly talented Arizona club and a dangerous Washington team that was coming off a perfect game by junior pitcher Joe DeMers. However, the Big Ten had a different idea, led by a slick-fielding and timely-hitting Illinois ballclub. The Illini came ready to play in the Sunday afternoon championship game against Washington. They jumped ahead early with a four-run first inning, added a pair of runs in the fifth and cruised to a 7-1 victory. As for tools and talent, here’s a breakdown of what was on display.