The University of Iowa softball team defeated Purdue, 2-0, in eight innings on Saturday at the Boilermaker Softball Complex in the middle game of its final regular season series.
Northwestern College lost to Midland 5-0 in an elimination game Friday at the 2013 GPAC softball championship. The loss ends the season for the Red Raiders.
A walkoff single by Eric Widener gave Northwestern a 9-8 win over Midland in the GPAC baseball championship.
A 12th-inning sacrifice fly by junior Bryan Niedbalski lifted the University of Iowa baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Michigan on Saturday
Major League Baseball
The Cincinnati Reds used a four-run eighth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-4, in the middle installment of a three- game series. Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo homer for the Reds, who have won the first two games of this set to record their first road series victory of the year. Zack Cozart, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier, Jack Hannahan and Devin Mesoraco added an RBI apiece. Cincinnati starter Tony Cingrani gave up four runs on three hits while striking out five over six innings for Cincinnati, which has won eighth straight at Wrigley Field. Logan Ondrusek (2-0) tossed a scoreless seventh to pick up the win. Alfonso Soriano hit a pair of two-run homers for the Cubs, who have dropped three in a row. Jeff Samardzija allowed two runs — one earned — on four hits over while striking out five over six innings. Carlos Marmol (2-2) was charged with three runs while failing to record an out in the eighth.
Jason Kipnis finished a double shy of the cycle and Scott Kazmir struck out seven to guide the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins in the middle installment of a three-game set at Progressive Field. Kipnis finished 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and his sixth stolen base as the Tribe won their sixth straight and secured their fifth series win of the season. Nick Swisher returned from a three-game absence and also went yard, while Mark Reynolds had two hits with an RBI. Kazmir (1-1) hurled six strong innings in his first home start of the season. He allowed two runs – both earned – five hits and one walk. Aaron Hicks homered for Minnesota, the first of his major league career, as the Twins managed seven hits but no player had more than one. Kevin Correia (3-2) yielded four earned runs to absorb the loss.