SB: Sunday's Results

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Michigan 2, Wisconsin 1
MADISON, Wis. -- The No. 2-ranked University of Michigan softball team scored two runs in the top of the fifth to secure a 2-1 comeback win and complete the series sweep at Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon (May 1) at the Goodman Softball Complex. The comeback win was the Wolverines' seventh in Big Ten Conference play this season. Senior RHP Jordan Taylor (Valencia, Calif./Valencia HS) earned her second win of the weekend in relief, upping her season record to 23-3 with a four-hit, no-walk effort through 6.2 innings in the circle. Taylor struck out 11 Badger batters -- her ninth double-digit strikeout effort of the season and second of the weekend. RECAP

Purdue 0, Penn State 0
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. --Lisa Akamine (Escondido, Calif.) shut down the powerful Boilermaker offense, but Penn State couldn't solve Purdue's Suzie Rzegocki as an odd Sunday at Beard Field ended in a 0-0, eight-inning tie. The Nittany Lions and Boilers withstood a three hour, thirty-eight minute rain delay in the third inning as zeroes went across the board. Purdue had to leave Happy Valley in a hurry to catch its flight home. The tale of the game was the fantastic performance of Akamine, who threw a one-hitter along with nine strikeouts. The junior righty gave up only two walks as she baffled one Boilermaker after another. Her counterpart, Rzegocki, went eight full allowing two hits and three walks to go along with five strikeouts and a hit batter on the afternoon. RECAP

Michigan State 12, Minnesota 2
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Michigan State softball team (23-23, 4-10 Big Ten) used a powerful fifth inning to salvage a series split with Minnesota on Sunday, May 1 in Minneapolis. With the game on national television, the Spartans did not disappoint as they run ruled the Golden Gophers in five innings, 12-2. RECAP

Indiana 5, Iowa 0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Despite a constant mist throughout the game, Indiana senior left-handed pitcher Morgan Melloh was on top of her game Sunday at the IU Softball Field, tossing a one-hit shutout while striking out 14 to lead the Hoosiers (34-15, 14-2 Big Ten) to a 5-0 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes (26-21, 8-8 Big Ten). It is the 14th win overall and the 13th straight in Big Ten play to remain in first place in the conference with four games remaining. The 14-game win streak is still the longest since 1994 while the 13-game conference win streak is the longest in school history. Melloh (29-14) tossed her eight straight complete game victory, allowing a bloop single to center field off the bat of Stephanie Ochoa with two outs in the seventh inning as the only hit in the game for the Hawkeyes. She walked two batters and struck out 14 to give her 441 on the year and 1579 in her career. She allowed just two balls to leave in the infield in the game and had exactly two strikeouts in each of the seven innings. RECAP

Illinois 5, Northwestern 3
URBANA, Ill. - Illinois Softball claimed its third consecutive series sweep of the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday afternoon, taking the weekend finale, 5-3. Hollie Pinchback slugged her third homer in the past two contests as part of a 4-for-7, 5 RBI match up with the Wildcats' staff over both games. RECAP

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