Saturday's softball roundup: Spartans hold off Hoosiers
Michigan State 10, Indiana 7: BOX
Michigan State improved its record to 16-13 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten as it defeated Indiana 10-7 on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Carly Nielsen notched her first win of the season on the mound for the Spartans. Senior Jayme O’Bryant and junior Sarah Bowling both tallied home runs. Read full MSUSpartans.com recap.
Wisconsin 3, Iowa 0: BOX
Runs, hits and solid pitching fueled the Badgers’ win over Iowa in the series finale Saturday afternoon at Bob Pearl Field in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin used eight hits and took advantage of two Iowa errors to post a 3-0 victory over the Hawkeyes and claim the series. Read full UWBadgers.com recap.
Michigan 18, Penn State 4 (5): BOX; Michigan 9, Penn State 6: BOXThe No. 14 University of Michigan softball team used big innings in game one of its doubleheader with Penn State and a big outing from sophomore catcher Lauren Sweet in game two to sweep the Nittany Lions, 18-4 and 9-6, at the Nittany Lion Softball Park on Saturday. Read full MGoBlue.com recap.
Minnesota 14, Northwestern 9: BOX
Minnesota hit six home runs, with sophomore third baseman Kaitlyn Richardson and freshman right fielder Kayla Wenner each hitting two, as the Gophers defeated Northwestern, 14-9, on Saturday afternoon.
Purdue 8, Ohio State 7 (9): BOX
The Boilermakers softball team overcame a late-inning rally by Ohio State, pulling off an 8-7 nine-inning victory on Saturday to win the weekend series. Purdue led the game6-1 after five innings, but the Buckeyes came back to take a 7-6 lead in the seventh. The Boilermakers knotted it up in the bottom of the seventh before scoring the game-winner in the ninth. Read full PurdueSports.com recap.