Saturday's Results

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Michigan 8, Purdue 5 (Game 2); Michigan 8, Purdue 0 (Game 3)
The No. 22-ranked University of Michigan swept a doubleheader from Purdue, 8-5 and 8-0 in five innings, to win its fifth consecutive and 15th overall Big Ten championship on Saturday afternoon (May 12) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. RECAP

Minnesota 4, Iowa 1 (Game 2); Iowa 5, Minnesota 4 (Game 3)
Game 1: The bottom of the Golden Gopher lineup came up big in the first game of the doubleheader as both Alex Davis and Erika Smyth knocked in runs to help Minnesota pull off a 4-1 victory over Iowa. Sara Moulton had a good day in the circle as she held the Hawkeyes to only six hits while striking out the same amount. RECAP
Game 2: Senior Liz Watkins' fourth inning grand slam propelled the University of Iowa softball team to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota in game two of the Saturday doubleheader at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The Gophers won the opener, 4-1, but the Hawkeyes claimed their fifth straight series, taking 2-of-3 games on the weekend. RECAP

Indiana 6, Michigan State 5 (Game 2); Indiana 6, Michigan State 5 (Game 3)
Game 1: It took extra innings but the Indiana Hoosiers (29-25, 13-10 Big Ten) extended their win streak to five games with a 6-5 victory over the Michigan State Spartans at Secchia Stadium on Saturday afternoon in game one of a doubleheader. Shannon Cawley's deep sac fly to center field plated the eventual winning run in the eighth inning for the Hoosiers. RECAP
Game 2: The Indiana Hoosiers finished the regular season with a 6-5 victory over the Michigan State Spartans at Secchia Stadium in game two of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Hoosiers picked up its second three-game sweep in as many weekends in Big Ten play. By reaching 30 wins, it is the first time since 1989 and 1990 that the Hoosiers have posted back-to-back 30-win seasons (37 wins in 2011). Indiana has also won the last six games in East Lansing against the Spartans. RECAP

Nebraska 4, Wisconsin 1
The Nebraska softball team earned a third-place finish in the final Big Ten Conference standings with a 4-1 victory over Wisconsin in front of the third-largest crowd in school history on Saturday at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers unofficially set a new record for the World's Largest Softball Tailgate on Saturday, drawing 1,752 fans to the event. Illinois held the record with 1,445 fans in attendance at its 2007 World's Largest Softball Tailgate. Saturday's Husker crowd was the third-largest in school history. With the win, Nebraska ended the season with a 33-22 record, including a 15-1 record at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers finished 14-9 in conference play, finishing third in the league standings. RECAP

Northwestern 10, Illinois 2
Trailing by a run entering the fourth inning Saturday at Sharon J. Drysdale Field, Northwestern sent its senior class out on top with a nine-run Armageddon in the frame, eventually defeating Illinois, 10-2 (6), on Senior Day. Northwestern finishes the regular season on a six-game winning streak and with wins in eight of its last nine games. The Wildcats are 27-27 on the year, 14-10 in the Big Ten. RECAP

Ohio State 4, Penn State 1
The Ohio State softball team finished out the 2012 campaign on a strong note, claiming a series victory at Penn State Saturday with a 4-1 victory vs. the Nittany Lions. With two wins at Penn State, the Buckeyes become the first team this season to claim a series win at Beard Field. Ohio State concludes the season with a 31-23 overall record and a 10-13 mark in Big Ten play. RECAP

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