Michigan softball tops Minnesota, Gophers win baseball matchup and more Saturday results
Dorian Shaw drove in the game-winning run during the Michigan softball team’s three-run fifth inning as the Wolverines rallied for a 4-2 win over Minnesota on Saturday at Alumni Field.
It was Michigan’s eighth come-from-behind win in Big Ten play this season, according to MGoBlue.com.
Shaw and Amanda Chidester were both 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Wolverines (48-4, 15-2) and Jordan Taylor earned the win after allowing one earned run and striking out six.
Minnesota (30-22, 8-9) put together three straight singles - half of the Gophers’ total hits during the game - to take a 1-0 lead in the third inning. An error on Chidester led to Minnesota taking a 2-0 lead in the fourth.
Chidester had an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth and a pair of Minnesota errors contributed to the Wolverines’ three-run fifth inning.
Michigan remains tied atop the Big Ten standings with Indiana (35-15, 15-2), which beat Northwestern 1-0 on Saturday.
Kent State 4, Eastern Michigan 2: Three of Kent State’s five hits were home runs. Nellie Coquillard and Stacie Skodinski each had two of the Eagles’ eight hits. (Details)
Minnesota 11, Michigan 10: The Wolverines’ six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning ended with the tying run on first base. Michael O’Neill, Kevin Krantz and John Lorenz had two-run singles for Michigan (15-30, 6-11 Big Ten) in the inning. Nick O’Shea went 4-for-5 for Minnesota, including a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning that gave the Golden Gophers (18-18, 10-7) a 9-3 lead. (Details)
Eastern Michigan 1, Northern Illinois 0: A Tucker Rubino RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave starting pitcher Joe Battistelli a complete-game shutout, allowing six hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Rubino’s game-winning hit was just the fourth of the game against Northern Illinois’ Tom Barry. (Details)
NCAA Central Regional: Michigan finished 18th out of 24 teams at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. UCLA won the regional and Minnesota and Ohio State were among the top eight teams that advanced to the NCAA Championships. (Details)