The Indiana Hoosiers kept pace with Michigan softball for 1st place by taking 2 from Illinois at Urbana today. The first game was a mercy rule 8-0 win in 6 innings and the second game Indiana won 3-1.
Those 2 wins against Illinois were key for Indiana because Illinois is currently ranked 5th in the Big Ten. Indiana has remaining on their schedule home vs Iowa, at Northwestern and they close the Big Ten schedule with a home series against Purdue. Purdue is currently ranked 3rd, while Iowa is ranked 4th.
So Indiana has a tougher remainder to their schedule compared to us. We play the bottom half of the conference for the remainder of the season.