Saturday's Results

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Illinois vs. Minnesota
Game 1: Illinois def. Minnesota, 2-0
Game 2: Illinois def. Minnesota, 4-3
URBANA, Ill. - The Illinois softball team swept its Big Ten-opening doubleheader against Minnesota at Eichelberger Field, 2-0 and 4-3, on Saturday afternoon. In game one, redshirt-senior second baseman Danielle Vaji went 2-for-3 with a run scored while junior starting pitcher Pepper Gay was dominant in the circle, holding the Gophers to a pair of hits on the contest. In the second game, senior first baseman Meredith Hackett tied the contest with a two-run homer in the fifth, while senior third baseman Kelley Wedel tallied a walk-off RBI-double in the bottom of the seventh to pace the Orange and Blue in their comeback effort. RECAP

Iowa vs. Wisconsin
Game 1: Wisconsin def. Iowa, 1-0
IOWA CITY, Iowa --A clutch double by Mary Massei scored the game's only run as the Wisconsin softball team opened Big Ten Conference play with a 1-0 win over Iowa at Pearl field in Iowa City, Iowa Saturday afternoon. "It's always great to come out and get the first 'W'," said Wisconsin head coach Yvette Healy. "We were happy for the team to win the opening game. It is always something special to start off the (Big Ten) season that way." RECAP
Game 2: Iowa def. Wisconsin, 4-3
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa softball team salvaged a doubleheader split against Wisconsin on Saturday at Pearl Field. After dropping the opener, 1-0, the Hawkeyes plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 4-3 victory in game two. "It was a little frustrating that first game. It took one run, and I wish we could have gotten one and been able to continue playing," said UI head coach Marla Looper. "We regrouped really well and were able to come back out, see the same pitcher and make the adjustments we needed to." RECAP

Michigan vs. Penn State
Game 1: Michigan def. Penn State, 11-2
Game 2: Michigan def. Penn State, 12-4
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 20-ranked University of Michigan softball team totaled 23 runs and 22 hits on the day, sweeping a doubleheader from Penn State, 11-2 in five innings and 12-4 in six innings, on Saturday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. Freshman LHP Haylie Wagner threw a two-hitter in the first game, allowing just two runs and striking out three. The Michigan offense totaled 10 hits, led by a 3-for-3 performance by senior centerfielder Bree Evans and two hits each from junior second baseman Ashley Lane and freshman catcher Lauren Sweet. In the day's second contest, Wagner picked up the win in relief after throwing 3.0 innings and giving up a run on two hits. Kirkpatrick went 2-for-3 with a home run and a career-best five runs batted in as five Wolverines went for two hits in the six-inning win. RECAP

Nebraska vs. Northwestern
Game 2: Nebraska def. Northwestern, 7-6
Game 3: Nebraska def. Northwestern, 8-1
Lincoln - A six-run fourth inning and a solid outing from Tatum Edwards powered the Nebraska softball team to its eighth straight win, as the Huskers completed a three-game sweep of Northwestern with an 8-1 victory in Saturday's second game at Bowlin Stadium. Nebraska's six-run outburst turned a 2-1 lead into a comfortable 8-1 advantage after four innings of play. The big inning marked the seventh time in the three-game series that the Huskers had scored more than one run in an inning. RECAP

Ohio State vs. Indiana
Game 1: Ohio State def. Indiana, 4-3 (8)
In game, sophomore Evelyn Carrillo gave the Buckeyes the 4-3 victory after posting the gamewinning hit on an RBI double off the left center wall, scoring senior captain Alicia Herron from second base. Carrillo, a native of Corona, Calilf., now has nine 10 RBI this season. The Buckeyes posted three runs in the third inning before Indiana fought back to tie the game, 3-3, after plating a pair runs in the fifth and a third run in the top of the seventh to force extra innings. Herron notched a two-run home run to extend her hit streak to 15-consecutive games. The OSU shortstop also reached base for the 20th-consecutive game. RECAP
Game 2: Indiana def. Ohio State, 4-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Indiana's Meaghan Murphy took matters into her own hands in game two of a doubleheader at Ohio State (15-11, 1-1 Big Ten) on Saturday afternoon, allowing one unearned run over seven innings to lead IU to a 4-1 win for the Hoosiers (16-14, 1-1 Big Ten). Freshman Shannon Cawley was 3-for-4 with a run scored and classmate Brianna Meyer was 2-for-4, but it was ultimately three OSU errors that IU turned into three unearned runs that proved to be the difference. Both teams stranded 11 runners on base in the game as IU out-hit Ohio State, 9-8, in the contest. RECAP

Purdue vs. Michigan State
Game 1: Purdue def. Michigan State, 10-6
Game 2: Purdue def. Michigan State, 8-4

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermaker softball team swept its Big Ten opening doubleheader with Michigan State, rapping out 22 hits in the 10-4 and 8-4 victories on Saturday. Freshman Lexy Moore (11-2) picked up a win in the first game after striking out nine in the compete-game effort, and a save in the second, after entering the game with the tying run at the plate in the seventh. Senior Katie Hackney (3-2) earned the game two victory in a relief effort. Junior Erika Petruzzi led the Purdue bats with four hits in the contests, including a 3-for-4 effort in Game 2. Petruzzi also racked up four RBI and a run in the series. Senior Molly Garst was the lone Boilermaker with two hits in the first game, while junior Ashley Courtney and sophomores Andie Varsho and Tori Chiodo along with Petruzzi tallied multi-hit efforts in the night cap. RECAP

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