Day 2: Big Ten softball tournament recaps & video highlights

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Day 2: Big Ten softball tournament recaps & video highlights

The semifinals of the 2016 Big Ten Softball Tournament are set.

It will be the top four seeds Saturday, as No. 2 Minnesota will face No. 3 Northwestern and No. 1 Michigan will take on No. 4 and host Penn State with a berth in Saturday night’s tourney final on the line.

Catch up on all of Friday’s quarterfinal action below.

NORTHWESTERN 3, OHIO STATE 1
No. 3 seed Northwestern scored three runs in the first inning Friday in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal against No. 6 seed Ohio State, then got great pitching and defense to make that total hold up in a 3-1 victory against the Buckeyes. Read full NUSports.com recap.

[ MORE: Watch replay of Northwestern-Ohio State on BTN2Go ]

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MINNESOTA 2, ILLINOIS 0
Sara Groenewegen pitched a complete game one-hit shutout and Kayla Wenner came across home plate for both of the Gophers runs to lead Minnesota to a 2-0 victory over Illinois in the Big Ten tourney quarterfinals Friday afternoon. Minnesota will play Northwestern in the first game of the semifinals Saturday. Read full GopherSports.com recap.

[ MORE: Watch replay of Minnesota-Illinois on BTN2Go ]

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PENN STATE 8, NEBRASKA 7
Penn State advanced to the Big Ten tourney semifinals after an exciting 8-7 victory Friday night over Nebraska. Sophomore Alyssa VanDerveer smacked a grand slam in the win, and the host Nittany Lions will play top-seeded Michigan with a berth in the title game on the line. Read full GoPSUsports.com recap.

[ MORE: Watch replay of Penn State-Nebraska on BTN2Go ]

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MICHIGAN 10, INDIANA 0 (5)
Top-seeded Michigan cruised in its Big Ten tournament opener, scoring multiple runs in each of the opening three frames to defeat Indiana, 10-0, in five innings in the quarterfinal round Friday evening. Read full MGoBlue.com recap.

[ MORE: Watch replay of Michigan-Indiana on BTN2Go ]

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Today
7:00 PMMinnesota at Michigan St.Watch
7:00 PMWisconsin at IndianaWatch
8:00 PMSan Jose St. at NebraskaWatch
8:00 PMRobert Morris at IowaWatch
Tomorrow
2:00 PMPittsburgh at Penn St.Watch
3:00 PMC. Michigan at IllinoisWatch
7:30 PMWisconsin at MichiganWatch
8:00 PMIowa St. at IowaWatch

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