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After Gophers’ NCAA softball snub, it’s Big Ten vs. the world

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

By JACE FREDERICK | jfrederick@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press
PUBLISHED: May 18, 2017 at 7:06 pm | UPDATED: May 18, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Big Ten softball coaches are a tight-knit group.

Illinois coach Tyra Perry has received many well wishes from the conference’s other coaches leading into the Illini’s NCAA tournament opener against Marshall on Friday.

Nebraska coach Rhonda Revelle, knowing her team wouldn’t be playing in the postseason, only watched the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday night for one reason.

“To try to decide if I was going to drive to Minneapolis the first weekend (for regionals) or the second weekend (for Super Regionals) to watch (the Gophers),” Revelle said.

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Gophers softball coach Jessica Allister: ‘We’re going to prove them wrong.’

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

By BRIAN MURPHY / brianmurphy@pioneerpress.com
Published: May 17, 2017

TWIN CITIES, Minn. – The suddenly No. 1-ranked Gophers softball team was so certain it would be among the 16 schools to host an NCAA regional this weekend that travel plans were nonexistent — until Sunday night’s selection committee snub.

“Shame on us for assuming anything,” Minnesota coach Jessica Allister said Wednesday.

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Gophers edge Michigan in 10 innings for Big Ten softball title

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

By STAFF, NEWS SERVICES / MAY 15, 2016 — 12:38AM

State College, Pa. – Sydney Fabian reached base in the 10th inning on an error and later scored on another miscue as the Gophers beat Michigan 4-3 on Saturday night in 10 innings in the championship game of the Big Ten softball tournament.

Danielle Parlich hit a hard grounder to shortstop on the game-winning play, and the ball bounced away, allowing Fabian to score from second with a slide when the throw home was off target.

“When you put the ball in play, good things happen,” Gophers coach Jessica Allister said. “It was just gritty, gritty, getting tough in the [batter’s] box.”

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