The Gophers baseball team won its last home game of the season, beating Penn State 8-2 at the Metrodome. The U's big inning was the seventh. Right fielder Bobby Juan hit a three-run homer and second baseman Mike Handel followed with a solo shot.

The Nittany Lions had won the first two games of the series.

SOFTBALL: PURDUE IN ROUT

Visiting Purdue clobbed the Gophers 12-2 in five innings. Backup pitcher Alissa Koch started for the 'U' and gave up seven runs before being relieved in the third inning. Freshman Erica Meyer hit a two-run homer, her seventh of the season, for the Gophers.