Northwestern softball provided a rally for the ages in Saturday’s B1G Tournament title game! After nearly getting shut out by Indiana, the Wildcats saved their best for last with a furious rally in the bottom of the 7th inning.

After entering the frame trailing 1-0, Northwestern was able to get runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs. A wild pitch to finish off a walk tied the game and left the Wildcats in position to do more damage.

After Indiana reloaded the bases with a walk and nobody else, Maeve Nelson provided the final deciding blow for Northwestern. Nelson’s shot was a ringing hit into the gap that bounced off the wall, more than enough to give the Wildcats the 2-1 walk-off win for the championship.

The win goes down as Northwestern’s first B1G Tournament title since 2008 and makes the Wildcats the first team to sweep the regular-season and tournament titles in the B1G since Michigan in 2019. Northwestern pitcher Danielle Williams took home the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player award after going 14 innings without allowing an earned run in the tournament.

Now, Northwestern will await to find out its draw for the NCAA Tournament with Selection Sunday set for tomorrow, May 14.