SB: Friday's Results

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Wisconsin 11, Ohio State 3
MADISON, Wis. -- Jennifer Krueger is closing out her Badger career in style. Playing in her final series at Wisconsin, the senior was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate on Friday night in leading the Badgers to an 11-3, six-inning victory over Ohio State at Goodman Diamond. The 11 runs scored by UW set a season high and the victory snapped a four-game losing streak to the Buckeyes. RECAP

Penn State 6, Northwestern 3
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State used a big six-run rally to down Northwestern, 6-3, at Beard Field on Friday evening. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Nittany Lions sent 10 batters to the plate in a six-run, four-hit inning for a lead they would never relinquish. RECAP

Illinois 2, Minnesota 0
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Entering the final series of the 2011 regular season, the Fighting Illini and the Minnesota Gophers softball teams opened their two-game series with an extra-innings pitcher's duel on the Big Ten Network. Illinois starter Pepper Gay held Minnesota to three hits while walking eight and striking out nine in the complete-game effort. Gophers starting pitcher Sara Moulton also went the distance, answering Gay over the first eight frames before the Illini offense created the difference at the plate. Meredith Hackett broke the scoreless tie in the ninth inning with an RBI-double down the left field line - the eventual game-winning run. Jessica Davis followed with an RBI-single to double the lead and reach the final score, 2-0. RECAP

Michigan 8, Michigan State 0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Headlined by dominant pitching and explosive hitting, the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan softball team clinched at least a share of its fourth consecutive Big Ten Conference title with an 8-0, six-inning decision over intrastate rival Michigan State on Friday evening (May 13) in front of 2,522 fans at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. RECAP

Indiana 2, Purdue 1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After having its winning streak snapped at Northwestern on Sunday, the Hoosiers (36-16, 16-3 Big Ten) returned home to host in-state rival Purdue (30-17-2, 8-8-1 Big Ten) and used a trio of errors in the bottom of the fifth inning to score two runs and take the 2-1 decision. Indiana starting pitcher Morgan Melloh (31-15) kept the second-best hitting lineup in the conference to just four hits and registered 12 strikeouts in the contest. Her season total now stands at 470, setting a new Big Ten record for strikeouts in a season, surpassing Lisa Ishikawa's previous record of 469 set in 1984. Melloh also has 214 strikeouts in Big Ten play, just five away from the Big Ten single-season record for strikeouts in conference games. RECAP

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