staff, March 28, 2015

It was a jam-packed day of Big Ten softball Saturday afternoon, and you can catch up on all of the action in this post.

Illinois 9, Indiana 6 – Game 1
Every Illini contributed offensively in the series opener, as eight batters collected hits to send Illinois to a 9-6 victory over Indiana in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Read's recap.

Illinois 9, Indiana 8 – Game 2
Illinois tied a season-high with 18 hits, just two off the all-time record, en route to taking a 9-8 walkoff win and sweeping a doubleheader Saturday. Allie Bauch went 4-for-5, including the walk-off hit. Read recap.

Michigan 6, Iowa 0 – Game 1; Michigan 7, Iowa 4 – Game 2
Megan Betsa was spectacular, striking out 20 batters through nine innings, to headline No. 4 Michigan's 6-0, 7-4 doubleheader sweep against Iowa on Saturday afternoon. Read's recap.

Ohio State at Maryland – Postponed

Penn State 7, Michigan State 4 – Game 1; Penn State 11, Michigan State 10 – Game 2
Led by Macy Jones' two long balls and the clutch pitching of Marlaina Laubach, Penn State swept its doubleheader with Michigan State on Saturday by 7-4 and 11-10 scores. Read's recap.

Minnesota 8, Nebraska 3
The No. 12 Minnesota softball team ran its program-record win streak to 15 games with an 8-3 victory against Nebraska at Bowlin Stadium on Saturday. Read's recap.

Rutgers 5, Purdue 0 – Game 1
The Scarlet Knights scored in the first, fourth, fifth and sixth innings, while holding the Boilermakers at bay in the shutout victory. Read's recap.

Purdue 11, Rutgers 8 – Game 2
The Boilermakers got their 11 runs on 14 hits , including a 4-for-4 effort by senior Alyssa Koorsen, on their way to avoiding a doubleheader sweep vs. Rutgers on Saturday. Read recap.

Northwestern 19, Wisconsin 0 – Game 1; Northwestern 14, Wisconsin 6 – Game 2
After scoring 19 runs — its most in 32 years — in the first game of a Big Ten doubleheader Saturday at Sharon J. Drysdale Field, Northwestern plated 14 more in the late contest to run-rule Wisconsin for a second time, 14-6 (5). Read's recap.