Two Nebraska softball student-athletes were recognized as all-region players by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday.
Madison, Wis. --- The Nebraska softball team (31-23) had to attempt a come-from-behind victory against Michigan State (25-25) on Thursday in the first round of the 2018 Big Ten Softball Tournament, but the Huskers were unsuccessful, falling to the Spartans by a score of 4-3. NU fell behind 4-0 at the end of the third. The Huskers fought back, scoring three runs in the fourth, but it wouldn't be enough. The Huskers had plenty of opportunities to put the Spartans away though. Nebraska left 11 runners on base and went 3-for- 13 with runners in scoring position.
The Nebraska softball team (31-22, 9-13 Big Ten) begins postseason action on Thursday when the team plays Michigan State (24-25, 10-11 Big Ten) at 4:30 CT in the first round of the 2018 Big Ten Softball Tournament at the Goodman Softball Complex in Madison, Wis.
Four Huskers were honored by the Big Ten, announced by the conference on Wednesday. Sophomore infielder Tristen Edwards was a unanimous first-team pick. Senior utility player Kaylan Jablonski and junior outfielder Alyvia Simmons earned second-team honors for the second consecutive year, while senior pitcher Caitlin Bartsch earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
Urbana, Ill. --- The Nebraska softball team (31-22, 9-13 Big Ten) snapped an eight-game losing streak on Sunday, beating Illinois (36-17, 13-8 Big Ten) by a score of 6-3. Nebraska scored four runs in the third and added two more insurance runs in the seventh to end the regular season with a win.
Urbana, Ill. --- The Nebraska softball team (30-22, 8-13 Big Ten) hit two homers in the top of the seventh in an attempt to come back from a six-run deficit against Illinois (36-16, 13-7 Big Ten). However, the attempt came up short, as the Huskers dropped game two of the series on Saturday by a score of 6-2.
Urbana, Ill. --- The Nebraska softball team (30-21, 8-12 Big Ten) hit two homers in an attempt and pull off a come-from-behind win against Illinois (35-16, 12-7 Big Ten) on Friday night. Despite a tough battle, the Huskers fell to the Illini by a score of 5-4, after a walk-off single in the seventh.
Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska softball team (30-20, 8-11 Big Ten) closes the regular season this weekend when it travels to Illinois (34-16, 11-7) to face the Fighting Illini May 4-6. Game one will be played Friday at 5 p.m. Game two will be Saturday at 1 p.m. and the series finale will be Sunday at noon. All three games will be available on Huskers.com (radio) and FloSoftball/BTNPlus (subscription required).
Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska softball team (30-20, 8-11 Big Ten) fell to Wisconsin (25-19, 9-8 Big Ten) by a score of 11-2 on Sunday afternoon in six innings.
Lincoln, Neb. -- -The Nebraska softball team celebrated senior day on Saturday, following its game against Wisconsin, in front of a season-high 1,601 fans. The attendance ranked ninth overall in Bowlin Stadium history.
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska softball team (30-18, 8-9 Big Ten) dropped game one of a three-game series to Wisconsin (23-19, 7-8 Big Ten) on Friday night by a score of 6-1.
The Nebraska softball team (30-17, 8-8 Big Ten) hosts Wisconsin (22-19, 6-8 Big Ten) April 27-29 in its final home series of the season.