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Tuesday's Softball Results

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Purdue stayed on the winning track with a 2-1 victory at UCF, while Indiana came up short versus nationally ranked Kentucky, 5-0.

Tuesday, March 18
#10/8 Kentucky 5, INDIANA 0
PURDUE 2, UCF 1

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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The ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Coaches top 25 polls were released on Tuesday, and Big Ten softball was well-represented with four teams among the top 25 of the coaches' ballot.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 5, followed by No. 15 Nebraska and No. 19 Minnesota. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 6, followed by No. 16 Minnesota, No. 17 Nebraska and No. 23 Northwestern.

Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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Two games are on Tuesday's Big Ten softball schedule, with Purdue playing at UCF and Indiana hosting Kentucky.

Tuesday, March 18
Purdue at UCF, 1 p.m. ET
Bowling Green at Michigan, 4 p.m. ET (POSTPONED)
Kentucky at Indiana, 5 p.m. ET

Monday's Softball Results

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Wisconsin defeated Louisville, while Iowa dropped a series-ending 3-0 decision at Texas on Monday's Big Ten softball slate.

Monday, March 17
Wisconsin 4, Louisville 1
Texas 3, Iowa 0

Monday's Softball Schedule

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Iowa and Wisconsin will both be in action on Monday, with the Hawkeyes looking to capture a series win at Texas and the Badgers taking on host Louisville in an afternoon doubleheader.

Monday, March 17
Wisconsin at Louisville (DH), Noon
Iowa at Texas, 8 p.m.

All times Eastern

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State each posted a pair of wins on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, March 15
North Dakota State 7, Illinois 4 (Fighting Illini Classic)
Illinois 6, Nebraska-Omaha 1 (Fighting Illini Classic)
Indiana 6, Wright State 1 (Hoosier Classic)
UIC 10, Indiana 9 (Hoosier Classic)
Texas 9, Iowa 1 (5 innings)
Michigan 12, Kent State 4 [6 innings] (Class Act Federal Credit Union Classic)
Michigan 9, Louisville 1 (Class Act Federal Credit Union Classic)
UIC 4, Michigan State 3 (Hoosier Classic)
Michigan State 6, Toledo 5 (10 innings)
Minnesota 2, Troy 0 (Chanticleer Showdown)
Minnesota 2, Coastal Carolina (Chanticleer Showdown)
Nebraska 10, Northern Illinois 2 (6 innings) (Jayhawk Invitational)
Nebraska 1, Kansas 0 (Jayhawk Invitational)
Ohio State 4, Pacific 1 (Fresno State Classic)
Ohio State 5, St. Mary's 0 (Fresno State Classic)
Wagner 4, Penn State 2 (Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament)
Penn State 5, Yale 0 (Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament)
Purdue 10, Quinnipiac 2 (USF Invitational)
Baylor 5, Purdue 4 (USF Invitational)
Kent State 5, Wisconsin 2 (Louisville Classic)
Wisconsin 6, Iowa State 3 (Louisville Classic)



Friday's Softball Results

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Friday, March 14
Illinois 13, Western Michigan 1 (5 innings) (Fighting Illini Classic)
Indiana 4, Illinois-Chicago 1 (Hoosier Classic)
Indiana 5, Toledo 2 (Hoosier Classic)
Minnesota 7, Georgia State 0 (Chanticleer Showdown)
Nebraska 8, Jackson State 0 (Jayhawk Invitational)
Ohio State 5, Cal Poly 0 (Fresno State Classic)
Fresno State 3, Ohio State 1 (Fresno State Classic)
Central Connecticut State 1, Penn State 0 (USF Invitational)
Rutgers 4, Penn State 3 (USF Invitational)
Purdue 2, Central Michigan 0 (USF Invitational)
Bryant University 6, Purdue 4 (USF Invitational)

Friday's Softball Schedule

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Friday's Big Ten softball schedule features 11 games, including Illinois and Indiana opening their home slate.

Friday, March 14

Minnesota vs. Georgia State (Chanticleer Showdown), 11 a.m. ET
Nebraska vs. Jackson State (Jayhawk Invitational), 11:30 a.m. ET
Indiana vs. Illinois-Chicago (Hoosier Classic), 1:45 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Central Michigan (USF Invitational), 2:15 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Toledo (Hoosier Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Cal Poly (Fresno State Classic), 4:30 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Rutgers (USF Invitational), 4:30 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Bryant University (USF Invitational), 4:30 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. North Dakota State (Fighting Illini Classic), 6 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Central Connecticut State (USF Invitational), 6:45 p.m. ET
Ohio State at Fresno State (Fresno State Classic), 9 p.m. ET

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Ohio State Comes Up Short at Cal

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Wednesday, March 12
California 2, Ohio State 1

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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The ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Coaches top 25 polls were released on Tuesday, and Big Ten softball was well-represented with four teams among the top 25 of both national polls.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 7, followed by No. 14 Nebraska and No. 21 Minnesota. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 17 Nebraska, No. 18 Minnesota and No. 25 Northwestern. Northwestern also received votes in both national polls for the second consecutive week.

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