2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown

Big Ten Baseball 2024 Predictions And Preview

Big Ten Baseball 2024 Predictions And Preview

Iowa Baseball is the favorite in the Big Ten this season after coaches picked the top six teams. Here's a Big Ten Baseball preview.

Feb 15, 2024 by Joe Harrington

Next year, Big Ten Baseball welcomes four strong baseball programs into the mix in UCLA, Washington, Oregon and the winningest program in the country, USC. So the current teams should take advantage before the league becomes much more difficult to navigate. 

That may elevate the pressure on the 2024 favorites make hay. 

The Iowa Baseball team is the preseason favorite in the Big Ten led by a pair of talented right-handed pitchers and outfielder Sam Peterson

No. 20 Iowa is the favorite after a 44-16 season a year ago and with one of the best returning pitchers in baseball back in Brody Brecht. They reached the Big Ten Championship Game before losing to Maryland and were eliminated by Indiana State in the NCAA Regionals a year ago.

Nebraska Baseball, which heads to the College Baseball Showdown on Feb. 16, is picked to finish fifth. 

Here's what to know about the Big Ten entering the season. 

Who Will Win The Big Ten Baseball Title In 2024? Iowa Baseball Is The Favorite

The Big Ten announced its preseason honors two days before the start of the regular season and coaches picked the top six in the league, instead of every finish. 

 Big Ten Preseason Poll

  1. Iowa
  2. Indiana
  3. Maryland
  4. Rutgers
  5. Nebraska
  6. Michigan

Brody Brecht Leads Way On All-Big Ten Baseball Team

  • RHP: Jack Crowder, Illinois
  • OF: Ryan Moerman, Illinois
  • RHP: Logan Tabeling, Illinois
  • RHP: Connor Foley, Indiana
  • OF: Devin Taylor, Indiana
  • C: Brock Tibbitts, Indiana
  • RHP: Brody Brecht, Iowa
  • RHP: Marcus Morgan, Iowa
  • OF: Sam Petersen, Iowa
  • C/DH: Alex Calarco, Maryland
  • 3B: Chris Hacopian, Maryland
  • 2B: Sam Hojnar, Maryland
  • CF: Jonathan Kim, Michigan
  • RHP: Dylan Vigue, Michigan
  • RHP/1B: Mitch Voit, Michigan
  • LHP: Joseph Dzierwa, Michigan State
  • OF: Jack Frank, Michigan State
  • LHP: Nick Powers, Michigan State
  • 2B: Brady Counsell, Minnesota
  • C/1B: Weber Neels, Minnesota
  • LHP: Connor Wietgrefe, Minnesota
  • SS: Dylan Carey, Nebraska
  • OF: Gabe Swansen, Nebraska
  • UTL: Will Walsh, Nebraska
  • OF: Tyler Ganus, Northwestern
  • INF: Owen McElfatrick, Northwestern
  • RHP: Garrett Shearer, Northwestern
  • LHP: Landon Beidelschies, Ohio State
  • LHP: Gavin Bruni, Ohio State
  • SS: Henry Kaczmar, Ohio State
  • OF: Adam Cecere, Penn State
  • C: J.T. Marr, Penn State
  • INF: Bryce Molinaro, Penn State
  • OF: Mike Bolton Jr., Purdue
  • C: Connor Caskenette, Purdue
  • OF: Couper Cornblum, Purdue
  • RHP: Christian Coppola, Rutgers
  • SS: Josh Kuroda-Grauer, Rutgers
  • 3B: Tony Santa Maria, Rutgers

How To Stream The 2024 College Baseball Showdown?

The first weekend of competition at the Shriners Children's College Showdown is Feb. 16-18 at Globe Life Field. It is streaming on FloBaseball and the FloSports app. 

Replays, highlights and breaking news from the event will be on both platforms. 

What Teams Are Playing In the 2024 College Baseball Showdown?

Here are the teams: 

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Texas Tech University
  • Baylor University
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Arkansas
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Oregon State University 
  • TCU 
  • Texas A&M
  • University of Southern California 
  • Arizona State University

2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 16 

  • 12 p.m. – Nebraska vs. Baylor 
  • 4 p.m. – Oregon vs. Oklahoma 
  • 8 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Texas Tech

Saturday, Feb. 17 

  • 12 p.m. – Baylor vs. Oregon 
  • 4 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Nebraska 
  • 8 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Tennessee

Sunday, Feb. 18 

  • 11:30 a.m. – Nebraska vs. Oklahoma 
  • 3:30 p.m. – Oregon vs. Texas Tech 
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Baylor

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 2 Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, February 23 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oklahoma State 
  • 8 p.m. – Oregon State vs. Arkansas

Saturday, February 24 

  • 4 p.m. – Michigan vs. Oregon State 
  • 8 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Oklahoma State

Sunday, February 25 

  • 2 p.m. – Arkansas vs. Michigan 
  • 6 p.m. – Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State

2024 Kubota College Baseball Series Weekend 3 Schedule 

All times Eastern

Friday, March 1 

  • 3 p.m. – USC vs. TCU 
  • 7 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M

Saturday, March 2 

  • 3 p.m. – Texas A&M vs. USC 
  • 7 p.m. – TCU vs. Arizona State

Sunday, March 3 

  • 12 p.m. – Arizona State vs. Texas A&M 
  • 4 p.m. – USC vs. TCU

More MLB Draft 2024 Coverage 

What College Baseball Tournaments Are Streaming On FloBaseball?

These tournaments will stream on FloBaseball and the FloSports app in February and March:

FloBaseball Archived Footage

Video footage from past seasons is archived and stored in a video library for FloBaseball subscribers to watch for the duration of their subscriptions.

Watch College Baseball On FloBaseball

FloBaseball is home to thousands of college baseball games this spring, including the Shriners Children's College Showdown (formerly the College Baseball Showdown) from Feb. 16 to March 3 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

Watch Independent Baseball On FloBaseball 

Follow the action from around the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Frontier League and Pioneer Baseball League, whether you’re on FloBaseball.tv, the FloSports app or FloBaseball’s social media channels for select games.

Each week during the season, we'll feature at least one “Game Of The Week” from each league and stream it directly to social media. Tune in to catch the action LIVE on FloBaseball's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.

And remember, you can revisit all of your favorite moments from the season, as video footage from each league is archived and stored in a video library for FloBaseball subscribers to watch during the duration of their subscriptions. 

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