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Gophers softball claim first Big Ten Championship in 26 years

It's the team's first Big Ten championship since 1991.

The No. 4 Gophers softball team won the Big Ten Conference regular season on Saturday with a 14-1 victory in five innings over Penn State. It's the first championship title since 1991 and fourth in program history.

Outright. @B1Gsoftball. Champs.

Congratulations to No. 4 @GopherSoftball! https://t.co/2ki9aJAWWL

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) May 6, 2017

Minnesota is also the first school to win 50 games at the Division 1 level, moving to 50-3 and 21-1 in conference play. The 50 wins are a school record for a single-season.

Junior Dani Wanger hit two home runs in the win and freshman pitchers Amber Fiser and Carlie Brandt threw a combined four-hitter.

The Gophers will close out their regular season on Sunday against the Penn State.

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