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Badgers softball wins Big Ten Tournament opener

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WKOW) -

The Badgers softball team cleared the first hurdle of the postseason. Sixth-seeded Wisconsin defeated 11th-seeded Iowa 3-0 in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Freshman Kaitlyn Menz threw a complete-game three-hit shutout for the Badgers. She allowed just one hit out of the infield. 

Wisconsin manufactured runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings. Brooke Wyderski led the attack with two doubles. Sara Novak added a pair of singles.

Wisconsin improves to 33-14 on the season. The Badgers will face Ohio State on Friday night at about 6 p.m. CT in the quarterfinals.

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