Minnesota jumped to a 6-0 lead in the second inning and held on to defeat Northwestern 9-6 Sunday in Madison, Wis., to win its third consecutive Big Ten softball title.
The regional matchups for the NCAA tournament will be announced tonight at 9 p.m. on ESPN2.
Dani Wagner hit a two-homer for the Gophers to cap a four-run first inning and Allie Arneson added a two-run homer in the third to give Minnesota an 8-3 lead.
The Gophers (39-15) have won 22 of their last 24 games. Before that surge, they had lost two of three games to Northwestern in Big Ten play.
A box score and play-by-play from the game, which was delayed from Saturday night by bad weather, are here.
You can read more about the Gophers' regular season here.
The Gophers beat No. 3-seed Indiana in the semifinals. You can get the play-by-play and statistics from that game here.
Tweets from @GopherSoftball are here.