Jordan Kozicky hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and Max Meyer pitched seven strong innings as the Gophers rallied to defeat Michigan 6-4 on Friday in a Big Ten baseball game in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Meyer gave up only three runs — two earned — on seven hits. He struck out five and walked three. Brett Schulze pitched the final two innings for Minnesota (13-14, 6-1) and got the save.

Easton Bertrand hit a solo homer for the conference-leading Gophers, who fell behind 2-0 in the first inning when Jesse Franklin of Michigan (20-8, 2-1) hit a two-run homer.

U softball wins

The No. 19 Gophers softball team beat host Illinois 5-0 on Amber Fiser's four-hitter. Hope Brandner hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Katelyn Kemmetmueller a solo shot in the fourth.

Minnesota (26-9, 7-0 Big Ten) has won seven games in a row; Illinois (23-10, 3-4) was shut out for the first time this season.

Gophers RB hurt

Gophers freshman running back Jason Williamson, 2018's Mr. Football in Minnesota, suffered a knee injury this week during spring practice, a program spokesman confirmed. The extent of the injury is unknown.

The three-star recruit from Owatonna, whose team won Class 5A state titles in 2017 and 2018, was an early enrollee in January.

Williamson rushed for more than 5,000 yards and 80 touchdowns the past two prep seasons.

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• The Gophers women's gymnastics team finished second in the first session of the NCAA's Baton Rouge (La.) region with a score of 196.300 to advance to Saturday's four-team region final along with first-place Utah (196.800). Lexy Ramler of the Gophers was third in all-around (39.400) and tied for second on bars (9.900) with teammate Ivy Lu, and Ona Loper took first in vault (9.950) with a career-high score.

• Oklahoma's Maggie Nichols, a junior from Little Canada, took first on bars (9.975) and tied for first in vault (9.95) as the Sooners won the late session in the Athens Region with a score of 198.300 to advance to the region final.

• The Gophers men's tennis team defeated visiting Purdue 6-1.

• Max Coatta, a senior hockey forward with Minnesota State Mankato, agreed to terms with Wheeling of the ECHL.