Saturday's Results

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Illinois 5, Indiana 4 (8) (Game 1); Illinois 1, Indiana 0 (Game 2)
The Fighting Illini softball team picked up a pair of one-run victories this afternoon, using prolific offense to defeat Big Ten rival Indiana, 5-4, in extra innings, then capitalized on a two-hit shutout by Shelese Arnold to slide by the Hoosiers, 1-0, in the night cap. With the pair of wins, the Illini move past the Hoosiers in the conference standings, finishing the day at 13-23 (3-11 Big Ten), while Indiana drops to 19-26 (3-12 Big Ten). "Winning the first game in extra innings and the second with a 1-0 shutout was big for our team," said Head Coach Terri Sullivan. RECAP

Northwestern 17, Penn State 14 (8)
Northwestern and Penn State accounted for 31 runs on 28 hits and 18 walks Saturday in an extra-inning slugfest that saw both teams use eight combined pitchers by the fifth inning, but in the end the Wildcats plated three runs in the top of the eighth to take a 17-14 (8) victory and go up 2-0 in the series. NU's 17 runs are the most it has scored in a single game since hanging 17 on Minnesota in a 17-8 (6) run-rule victory on March 30, 2008. NU has scored at least seven runs in each of its last 10 contests this season. RECAP

Nebraska 5, Purdue 2 (9) (Game 1); Nebraska 12, Purdue 2 (Game 2)
Game 1: On a day when timely hits were not falling for the 18th-ranked Nebraska softball team, a seventh-inning home run from Tatum Edwards forced extra innings and a ninth-inning home run from Courtney Breault completed the comeback, as Nebraska won game one of a Saturday doubleheader at Purdue, 5-2. RECAP
Game 2: Behind a solid outing from freshman right-hander Emily Lockman and a 12-run effort out of the Husker offense, the 18th-ranked Nebraska softball team completed a doubleheader sweep of Purdue with a 12-2 victory in game two Saturday afternoon. RECAP

Michigan 5, Iowa 3
A four-run rally in the sixth inning, including a two-run pinch-hit single from freshman Kelsey Susalla (Garden City, Mich./Garden City), turned the game around for the No. 9-ranked University of Michigan softball team today (Saturday, April 20) in a 5-3 comeback win over the Iowa Hawkeyes at the Wilpon Complex. RECAP

Wisconsin 7, Ohio State 6 (10) (Game 1); Wisconsin 3, Ohio State 1 (Game 2) With the sun shining, the sky blue and the ice off Lake Mendota, the Wisconsin softball team found a perfect day to win two at Goodman Diamond. The Badgers posted a come-from-behind, 10-inning victory over Ohio State to start the series, before winning, 3-1, in the day's second game to sweep the day. "It was great to be home and get wins," said head coach Yvette Healy. "We haven't been outside that much and it has been cold. When you play team like Ohio State, you know it is always going to be a battle." RECAP

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