Sunday's Results

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Iowa 10, Indiana 0
The University of Iowa softball team won its third straight Big Ten series, downing Indiana, 10-0, in five innings on a soggy Sunday afternoon at Pearl Field. Following the game, the Hawkeyes recognized seniors Katie Keim and Liz Watkins for Senior Day. "I am proud our team for how they came out and got on them early," said UI head coach Marla Looper. "They stayed consistent throughout and continued putting runs up and when the weather started coming in they put a few more up to give us some cushion. RECAP

Game 1: Michigan 2, Illinois 1; Game 2: Illinois 2, Michigan 0
Game 1: The No. 22-ranked University of Michigan softball team won the first game of a doubleheader, 2-1, over Illinois before falling, 2-0, in the second contest on Sunday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex. Freshman LHP Haylie Wagner earned the win in the first game, pitching 6.1 innings and giving up one run on seven hits with one strikeout. Freshman RHP Sara Driesenga picked up her third save of the season, throwing 0.2 innings of hitless relief in the seventh with two runners on base. Wagner accounted for both of Michigan's runs in the contest, hitting a two-run roundtripper in the fourth inning. RECAP
Game 2: Illinois softball earned a series victory at No. 22 Michigan's Alumni Field on Sunday afternoon, falling in game one, 2-1 before shutting out the Wolverines in the series finale, 2-0. Junior catcher Stephanie Cuevas finished the first contest 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored on a seventh-inning homer. Junior starting pitcher Pepper Gay shut out Michigan in the second contest with a complete game effort while freshman third baseman Jess Perkins went 3-for-3, scoring both Illinois runs. "I really wish our fans could have seen all three of these games," Illinois head coach Terri Sullivan said. "We really played `Illini Softball' this weekend, they were exciting games, all pressure-filled and we had to go on the road to do this. I am proud of the team effort to take two against a well-respected and strong Michigan team. It's a great accomplishment for everyone on this team." RECAP

Game 1: Northwestern 3, Ohio State 1; Game 2: Northwestern 8, Ohio State 5
Game 1: Senior Adrienne Monka (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning of the first game of a Sunday doubleheader against Ohio State by crushing the sixth home run in Sharon J. Drysdale Field history to reach the roof of neighboring McGaw Hall, contributing to a 3-1 Northwestern victory. RECAP
Game 2: Northwestern scored in each of the first four innings Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader against Ohio State, weathering a couple of Buckeyes' rallies and the weather itself for an 8-5 victory at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. Northwestern earned a 2-1 series win over Ohio State with its victory, moving to 21-26 overall on the season and 8-10 in the conference. RECAP

Penn State 4, MInnesota 3
The Penn State softball team was heroic again on Sunday at Beard Field, beating Minnesota for the third straight time in walk-off fashion as Lauren Yao clubbed a single to win 4-3. The Nittany Lions trailed 3-0 early, but chipped away at the lead eventually earning the program's first-ever three-game sweep over Minnesota. Penn State was down to its final strike in the last two at-bats as Kailyn Johnson singled with two outs, pushing Alyssa Renwick to third. Both runners advanced a bag on a wild pitch during Yao's plate appearance. On the ninth pitch of the at-bat, Yao laced a screaming single through the legs of Minnesota's third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson to score Renwick easily. Johnson scampered home on the play as the throw from leftfield went wide of home plate and the Nittany Lions mobbed Yao on the diamond. RECAP

Purdue 6, Wisconsin 5
The spotlight was on the Boilermaker seniors in their final home game and the pair came through big in a 6-5 victory over Wisconsin. Molly Garst led the Purdue bats and Katie Hackney picked up the win on Sunday as Purdue won the series with the Badgers and reached the 30-win milestone for the 15th time in program history. Garst went 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs and two RBI as Purdue posted six runs on seven hits and three errors. Hackney (6-3) struck out two in the winning effort in three innings of relief work. Hackney and freshman Lexy Moore allowed the Badgers five runs on 10 hits. RECAP

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