Michigan softball and baseball teams swept in doubleheaders and more Saturday results
The Michigan softball team hadn't lost two games to Minnesota in the same season since 1999. On Saturday in Minneapolis, that streak was snapped in one afternoon.
The Golden Gophers (28-15, 7-7 Big Ten) beat Michigan (31-13, 11-3) 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader when pitcher Sara Moulton threw a two-hit shutout and Erica Meyer hit a solo home run in the third inning.
After a two and a half hour wait, due to a rain delay, Minnesota completed the sweep with a 6-4 win.
It's the first time since 2007 that Michigan lost consecutive games to any Big Ten opponent, according to MGoBlue.com.
Meyer's home run in the opener was one of only four hits allowed by Michigan pitcher Haylie Wagner.
A three-run home run by Kari Dorle gave the Gophers took a 3-0 lead in the third inning of the second game.
A two-run home run by losing pitcher Sara Driesenga pulled Michigan within 5-4 in the sixth inning, but Minnesota added a run in the bottom of the inning and the Wolverines were retired in order in the seventh.
Miami 8, Eastern Michigan 0: The Eagles mustered just four hits in a mercy-rule shortened loss. (Details)
Northwestern 6, Michigan 5 (11 inn.); Northwestern 8, Michigan 5: Michigan committed two errors in Northwestern's three-run 11th inning in the opener and its own rally in the bottom of the inning came up short. Losing pitcher Matt Ogden allowed one hit in three innings in relief of starter Brandon Sinnery. The Wolverines outhit Northwestern 16-8 in the second game. Coley Crank had a home run in each game. (Details)
Eastern Michigan 4, Ball State 0: Junior right hander Steve Weber allowed three hits the first complete game win of his career and the first by an EMU pitcher this season. The Eagles got a leadoff home run from Ben Magsig and added three runs in the top of the ninth. (Details)
Rutgers 13, Michigan 9: The host Scarlet Knights outscored Michigan 9-4 in the second half. Willie Steenland, Trevor Yealy and Thomas Paras each scored two goals for the Wolverines. (Details)
Western Michigan 4, Eastern Michigan 3: The regular season-ending loss left the Eagles with a 9-14 overall record and a 5-3 mark in MAC play. (Details)