The Gophers baseball team swept Michigan State 3-2 and 4-3 Saturday in East Lansing, extending its winning streak to eight games.

The Gophers are now 17-8 overall and 5-0 in Big Ten play for first place. Nebraska (2-0) and Maryland (3-1) are both 1½ games behind.

The Gophers won the first game on Micah Coffey's three-run double in the fourth inning, which made the score 3-0. Lucas Gilbreath got the win, giving up two earned runs on three hits, eight strikeouts and three walks in six innings.

In the second game, Luke Pettersen's RBI single in the ninth for the Gophers broke a 3-all tie with the Spartans (15-8, 3-2).

U upset in softball

Illinois got only four hits but scored three unearned runs to edge the No. 6 Gophers 4-3 in a Big Ten softball game at Champaign, Ill.

The Gophers (29-3, 4-1 Big Ten) saw their eight-game winning streak end.

Kendyl Lindaman, a freshman catcher, gave the Gophers a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run homer — her third in two games and 11th of the season. Maddie Houlihan's RBI single in the fifth made it 3-0.

Minnesota's Amber Fiser took a no-hitter into the fifth, but got only one out that inning as the Illini tied the score at 3-3 on two singles and two errors. Illinois (24-9, 4-1) scored another unearned run in the seventh off Sara Groenewegen.

All-Stars put on show

Sean Sutherlin of Irondale had his second 30-point performance, finishing with 31 to lead the Blue team to a 141-127 victory over the Gold team in the boys' basketball high school All-Star Series at Macalester College.

Parker Fox of Mahtomedi and Tywhon Pickford of Maple Grove added 30 and 29 points, respectively, for the winners. Isaac Johnson of Minneapolis North paced the Gold team with 34 points.

In the third-place game, Goanar Mar of DeLaSalle had 36 points, including eight three-pointers, as the Maroon team beat the Green squad 130-124.


• Glen Harold of the Gophers won the pole vault (16-¾) at the Bruins Legends Invitational at UCLA, Sammie Houston took first in the triple jump (46-5¾), Matthew Baker in the 400 hurdles (54.00) and Jonathan Webb in both the 100 (10.61) and 200 (21.44). The 4x400 relay (3:11.76) also won.

• The Gophers women's gymnastics team finished fourth (195.575) at the NCAA regional in Lincoln, Neb. The Gophers' highest-finishing individual was freshman Ivy Lu, who tied for second on bars (9.900).

• Winona State's Eboni Jackson took first in the floor exercise at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association individual national championships at Wisconsin-Stout with a score of 9.850. Alex Kopp of Gustavus Adolphus was second in vault (9.700).