December 21, 2014

NU softball rallies past Michigan

The 16th-ranked Nebraska softball team scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 7-4 victory over No. 9 Michigan on Sunday. The Huskers scored seven unanswered runs on Sunday to win a conference series over a top-10 opponent for the first time since sweeping a two-game Big 12 series from No. 5 Oklahoma in 2001.

Tatum Edwards (23-8) earned her second victory of the weekend against Michigan, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings of  relief. Emily Lockman allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits over the first 4.0 innings.

NU was down 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth when Edwards and Kylee Muir began the inning with back-to-back singles before freshman Hailey Decker launched a 2-2 pitch off the scoreboard in left for a towering, go-ahead three-run homer.

The Huskers, who won their 10th game of the season in their final at bat, improved to 37-11 on the year and moved to 14-5 in Big Ten Conference play.  Following the series win over Michigan, Nebraska wraps up the regular season with a three-game series on Saturday, Sunday and Monday next weekend at Penn State.