Saturday's Results

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Michigan 16, Northwestern 1
A 16-run barrage, including a record-setting home run from freshman Sierra Romero, carried the No. 10-ranked University of Michigan softball team to a 16-1 five-inning decision over the Northwestern Wildcats today at the Wilpon Complex, home of Alumni Field. Romero crushed a two-run home run in the first inning to put the Wolverines on top for good. It marked the 22nd homer of the season for the freshman shortstop and established a new single-season U-M record. RECAP

Minnesota 8, Indiana 0 (Game 1); Minnesota 1, Indiana 0 (8) (Game 2)
Game 1: Six extra-base hits powered the University of Minnesota softball team to an 8-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader against Indiana. Catcher Kari Dorle started the scoring with a one-run homerun in the first inning. Later in the game, right fielder Kayla Wenner hit a two-run homer over the outfield netting. Minnesota also hit four doubles, including two by left fielder Erica Meyer, before an RBI single by Dorle scored Tyler Walker to end the game. RECAP
Game 2: Sophomore shortstop Tyler Walker's team-leading 11th home run of the season gave Minnesota a 1-0 walk-off victory against Indiana in eight innings on Saturday, as the Gophers swept a doubleheader from the Hoosiers. Walker, who had just missed hitting a home run in her previous at bat to lead off the sixth inning, didn't leave any doubt about her eighth-inning blast over the wall in right center. RECAP

Nebraska 3, Penn State 1
The 14th-ranked Nebraska softball team handed Head Coach Rhonda Revelle her 800th career victory with a 3-1 series-opening victory at Penn State on Saturday. The Huskers, who have won nine of their last 11 games, was led by junior right-hander Tatum Edwards, who fired a three-hitter and allowed only a single run. Edwards (24-8) did not allow a hit after the third inning, while adding three strikeouts. RECAP

Iowa 2, Purdue 0 (8)
The University of Iowa softball team defeated Purdue, 2-0, in eight innings on Saturday at the Boilermaker Softball Complex in the middle game of its final regular season series. Iowa clinches the series victory with its second-straight extra-inning win in West Lafayette. The Hawkeyes won the opener Friday, 4-3, in nine innings. The Hawkeyes have won four-straight games, and five of their last seven overall. Iowa improves to 29-23 and 7-15 in Big Ten play; Purdue falls to 22-30 and 8-14 in conference action. The 29th victory marks the most for Iowa since finishing 42-16 in 2009. RECAP

Michigan State 9, Wisconsin 4
Michigan State softball downed Wisconsin, 9-4, in the first game of the series. The Spartans scored runs in four innings and junior Kelly Smith struck out nine batters in 5 2/3 innings pitched. MSU improved its record to 23-23 on the season, 8-9 in Big Ten play. RECAP

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