Penn State

Penn State softball: Michigan drops Nittany Lions

Michigan clinched the Big Ten regular-season title with a 9-1 win over Penn State on Saturday afternoon at the Wilpon Complex.

Sierra Lawrence and Lindsay Montemarano each hit two-run home runs, Montemarano added a double and Kelly Christner was 3-for-4 to pace the No. 3 Wolverines (47-6, 20-2 Big Ten).

Erin Pond was 3-for-3 as the Nittany Lions (28-26, 9-13) pounded out seven hits but left seven runners on base, shut down by Haylie Wagner in the six-inning game.

Marlaina Laubach gave up five hits and three walks along with six runs in three innings to take the loss.

The teams tangle again Sunday to close the regular season.