SB: Sunday's Results

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Michigan 8, Michigan State 0
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Senior RHP Jordan Taylor (Valencia, Calif./Valencia HS) registered her eighth career no-hitter to lead the No. 2-ranked University of Michigan softball team to an 8-0, five-inning win at Michigan State on Saturday afternoon (May 14) at Secchia Stadium. With the victory, the Wolverines captured outright ownership of their fourth straight Big Ten Conference title with an 18-2 league record. For the second consecutive day, Taylor dominated the Spartan lineup, striking out six batters while allowing just three base runners on two walks and a late fielding error. The no-hitter was Taylor's second on the year, while her complete-game shutout effort was her 11th and second in as many games. She improved to 29-3 on the season. RECAP

Wisconsin 8, Ohio State 0
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin softball team closed out its best season since 2005 with a dominant performance over Ohio State on Saturday at Goodman Diamond. A six-run third inning propelled the Badgers to an 8-0, six-inning win over the Buckeyes (14-37, 3-17). In the field, Wisconsin tied a school record with three double plays turned en route to finishing the year with a 30-23 record overall and a 9-11 mark in conference play. The Badgers reached the 30-win plateau for the sixth time in school history and the first since winning 31 games in 2005. In addition, with the win the Badgers went 4-3 in the month of May. After posting winning records in February, March and April, this marks just the second time in school history that the team finished each month with a record above .500. RECAP

Penn State 3, Northwestern 2
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Nittany Lion softball team pulled off a historic sweep of Northwestern with a 3-2 victory on Saturday at Beard Field. Lauren Rossi's (Yardley, Pa.) fourth-inning bomb, which bounced off the top of the wall in leftfield, was the difference to give PSU its fifth straight victory to end the regular season. On a day where Penn State (29-22-1, 11-8-1 Big Ten) celebrated the careers of seniors Desi Giordano (West Caldwell, N.J.), Jackie Hill (San Jose, Calif.) and Mary Ostman (Northbrook, Ill.), it was the sophomore Rossi, who provided the heroics. Rossi has been given the start at third base for most of the 2011 season after Giordano went down with an ankle injury in February, and it was Rossi's first home of the year that may catapult the Nittany Lions into the NCAA Tournament. RECAP

Minnesota 3, Illinois 2
MINNEAPOLIS -- A walk-off single by Alex Davis gave the Minnesota softball team a 3-2 win over Illinois in the regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. Freshman pitcher Sara Moulton took sole ownership of Minnesota's season win record with her 28th victory of the year after allowing just two runs on five hits. Moulton struck out 10 in the win, increasing her season total to 327 - the second most in a season at Minnesota. The Gophers end the 2011 regular season having nearly doubled their win total from 2010. RECAP

Indiana 4, Purdue 0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers (37-16, 17-3 Big Ten) completed the regular season on Saturday with a 4-0 victory over in-state rival Purdue (30-18-2, 8-9-1 Big Ten) at the IU Softball Field. The Hoosiers finish the regular season in second place in the Big Ten Conference, its highest finish since winning the conference title in 1994. The Hoosiers now must wait for the NCAA Tournament Selection Show that airs on ESPNU at 10:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Hoosiers will find out which of the 16 regional sites they will be sent to with games to be played May 19-22. It is expected to be the first postseason appearance for the Hoosiers since 2006 and the seventh appearance all-time. Once again, the story of the game was the dominant pitching of senior left-handed pitcher Morgan Melloh (32-15). She tossed her 13th shutout of the season, surrendering just four hits and two walks to go with seven strikeouts. Those seven strikeouts gives her 221 in Big Ten play this season, setting a new conference record for strikeouts in a season in Big Ten play. RECAP

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