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Sunday's Big Ten Softball Roundup

With the wind howling in Sunday in the first game of a Big Ten doubleheader at Indiana, Northwestern showed its power prowess with a pair of deep home runs and seven total extra base hits that aided an 8-3 Wildcats’ win at the IU Softball Field. In the second game, it was all Indiana en route to an 11-3 win in six innings. The win gave Indiana two wins over Northwestern in the same season for the first time since 1997. The Hoosiers connected for three home runs, matching a season high. Watch our highlights from the Northwestern-Indiana doubleheader now


Sunday's Big Ten Softball Roundup

A two-run home run by Erika Petruzzi in the fifth inning was all the offense Purdue needed to take a 2-1 win over the Ohio State in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, and in Game 2, the Boilermakers capitalized on five Buckeyes miscues to post the doubleheader sweep in an 8-3 win. Watch our highlights from Purdue’s sweep now, plus check out our interview with Lexi Moore and get our Sunday Big Ten roundup in this post. Lexi Moore interview: Iowa 6, Nebraska 4 Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a four all tie and


Saturday's Big Ten Softball Roundup

Big Ten spring football games weren’t the only events affected by the inclement weather across Big Ten country Saturday. A fair share of baseball and softball games were postponed, as well. See Saturday’s softball roundup, courtesy of in this post. Wisconsin 8, Illinois 0 URBANA, Ill. — Timely hits, strong pitching and errorless defense led the Wisconsin softball team to an 8-0 win over Illinois Saturday night. The win was the ninth-straight for the Badgers, setting a school record for most consecutive wins. Wisconsin scored two runs in the third inning, two in the fifth and four in the

Big Ten hands out softball honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for April 2-8 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. Player of the Week: Stephanie Peace, Wisconsin, So., SS, New Braunfels, Texas Hit .667 and combined for an OPS of 2.033, slugging 1.333 and posting a .700 on-base percentage, helping Wisconsin to a three-game sweep of Minnesota Drove in three runs and scored four, also recording  a stolen base in Game 2 of the series Helped the Badgers rally from an eight-run deficit in Game


April 7 Big Ten Softball Roundup

Iowa and Northwestern split a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, with the Hawkeyes taking the first game, 5-2, and the Wildcats claiming the second game, 7-6. Northwestern scored four run in the fourth to rally from a 2-0 deficit in Game 2 to avoid the doubleheader sweep. In Game 1, Iowa pushed five runs across the plate in the second inning to bury Northwestern. The Wildcats did score single runs in the fourth and sixth innings, but it wasn’t enough. Watch highlights now and see Saturday’s other Big Ten scores in this post. See Saturday’s other Big Ten scores, courtesy of


April 1 Big Ten Softball Roundup

Northwestern unleashed a six-run fifth inning Sunday at Wisconsin on its way to an 8-3 win and the series win. Leadoff hitter Emily Allard recorded her second four-hit game of the season, while also adding two runs and an RBI. Northwestern moves to 14-18 overall on the season with its win, 2-4 in the Big Ten. Wisconsin now is 14-12 on the year with its loss, 3-3 in the conference. Read full recap at And don’t forget to watch our Northwestern-Wisconsin highlights now and get video and recaps from all of Sunday’s games in this post. Michigan 7, Indiana


March 31 Big Ten Softball Roundup

Iowa posted a doubleheader sweep over Illinois on Saturday at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes won 5-1 in the opener before downing the Fighting Illini, 9-1, in six innings in game two. “I am proud of the kids for how they came out, took this week of practice and really implemented it in the ball game,” Iowa head coach Marla Looper said. Read the recap. Also, watch our highlights now and get scores and recaps from all of Saturday’s action in this post. Saturday’s Big Ten results

Huskers, Wolverines win latest softball honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for March 19-25 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. Player of the Week: Brooke Thomason, Nebraska, Jr., OF, Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest Helped Nebraska to a weekend sweep of Northwestern, driving in seven runs and scoring four times while hitting .417 on the week Had a career day in the series opener, belting two home runs, including a walk-off grand slam, finishing the day with five RBI Scored once in the final two

Softball opens Big Ten slate this weekend

After six weeks of non-conference play, the Big Ten softball schedule opens this weekend for all 12 teams. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State and Purdue all host conference-opening series this weekend. [View Big Ten standings and stats] Entering Big Ten play, conference squads have combined for more than 30 victories against teams ranked in the top 50 of the final 2011 RPI and more than 60 triumphs against top 100 clubs. Michigan appears at No. 20 in both the NFCA and USA Softball polls, while Nebraska is receiving votes in the USA Softball rankings. Boasting the most nationally distributed

Who took home softball honors?

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for March 12-18 action Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post. Player of the Week: Alicia Herron, Ohio State, Sr., SS, Cypress, Calif./Cypress Batted .500, drove in eight runs, scored five more and stole two bases in leading Ohio State to a 3-0 mark at the TSU Classic over the weekend Finished the week with an OPS of 1.917 after hitting two home runs and two singles while also drawing two walks Against Belmont, launched both