Groenewegen Tosses No-Hitter in Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals

Sara Groenewegen throws a pitch during her no-hitter against Northwestern. Photo: Univ. of Minnesota/Gophersports.com
Sara Groenewegen throws a pitch during her no-hitter against Northwestern.

May 12, 2017 02:28 PM

Sara Groenewegen threw the first no-hitter in the history of the Big Ten Softball Tournament as the Gophers beat Northwestern 5-1 in the quarterfinals.

It was Groenewegen's 8th career no-hitter and she took a perfect game into the seventh inning. Groenewegen struck out eleven batters and improves to 28-2 this season with a 0.62 ERA.

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Minnesota opened the scoring in the second inning when Groenewegen scored on a ground out to third base by Allie Arneson. Sydney Dwyer's RBI single scored Erika Rozell in the fifth inning to give the Golden Gophers a 2-0 lead. Minnesota then put the game away with a 3-run sixth inning highlighted by Kendyl Lindaman's 2-run single.

The Gophers' winning streak is now at 23-games and they'll play the winner of Penn State/Illinois in the semifinal round on Saturday at noon.

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