BTN.com staff, April 15, 2012
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 lifted the University of Iowa softball team to a 6-4 victory over Nebraska in the Sunday series finale at Pearl Field. The Hawkeyes won two of the three games in the series. Read full recap at HawkeyeSports.com.
Michigan 2, Michigan State 0; Michigan 5, Michigan State 0
The No. 20-ranked University of Michigan softball team used stellar pitching from the freshman duo of RHP Sara Driesenga and LHP Haylie Wagner to record a pair of shutout victories, 2-0 and 5-0, against Michigan State on Sunday in front of 2,631 fans at the Wilpon Complex. Read full recap at MGoBlue.com.
Penn State 9, Indiana 4
The Penn State softball team won the series finale against Indiana, 9-4, on Sunday afternoon at Beard Field behind the bat of Kasie Hatfield. Hatfield's second-inning grand slam capped a seven-run frame as the sophomore catcher went 2-for-4 with five RBI. Danee Collett had a key pinch-hit double that started the second-inning onslaught, driving home three runs. Cassidy Bell struck again with her sixth home run of the year, all since her comeback (Mar. 24) from an appendectomy. Read full recap at GoPSUSports.com.
Minnesota 6, Northwestern 3 – 8 Innings
Behind a stellar day at the plate by freshman Tyler Walker, the University of Minnesota softball team clawed out a 6-3 eight-inning victory over Northwestern to garner the 2-1 series victory. The Golden Gophers captured the extra-inning triumph by plating three runs in the eighth. Read full recap at GopherSports.com.
Illinois 8, Wisconsin 7; Wisconsin 10, Illinois 7