Michigan baseball survives Big Ten Tournament by defeating Illinois.

The baseball team from Michigan has added at least two more days to its schedule.

The sixth-seeded Wolverines bounced back Wednesday at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska,

with a 6-3 victory against No. 7 seed Illinois after losing 13-3 to No. 3 seed Iowa in their Big Ten Tournament debut on Tuesday. 

In the double-elimination round, they advance and will play the loser of the No. 2 seed Indiana and Iowa on Friday.

The Big Ten would receive an automatic trip to the NCAA Tournament if Michigan (27-27) could win four more games in a row.

It exploded for five runs in the third inning to quickly take a 5-0 lead over Illinois (25-27). It had five hits,

Including first baseman Jack Van Remortel's sixth home run of the year and RBI-triple from second baseman Ted Burton.

With two runners on and two runs in, Rennard left the game with one out. Jacob Denner, a left-hander, entered and gave up an RBI-single but otherwise dominated the game.