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Penn State softball: Michigan extends Nittany Lions’ losing streak

No. 6 Michigan swept a Friday double header against Penn State, winning Game 1 6-0 before hammering Penn State 22-0 in the second game.

The losses pushed Penn State’s losing streak to six games. The Nittany Lions (6-20, 0-5 Big Ten) have lost 16 of 17 games.

It didn’t get easier as Michigan (24-6, 5-0) pitcher Haylie Wagner gave up just one hit over seven innings in the first game. Meanwhle, four Wolverines hitters notched RBIs with shortstop Sierra Romero driving in two runs in the third inning to break the game open. Penn State’s lone hit came off the bat of catcher Karlie Habitz.

Michigan pitching was up to the task again in Game 2. Sara Driesenga pitched all five innings, gave up just four hits and notched seven strikeouts. The Wolverines got five RBIs from Driesenga including a grand slam in the first inning to put the game away early. Habitz led Penn State with two hits.

The teams will close out the series at noon on Saturday.