The NU softball team split a double-header with Drake. Robin Mackin was one out away from a no-hitter but gave up a two run homer in the 7th to tie the game and NU lost in 8 innings 4-2 for their first home loss. The Huskers took the second game 5-0. Ashley Hagemann threw a two hitter in that game.
Hagemann retired the final 17 batters she faced, allowing only a bunt single to the first batter of the game and a double in the second. She is now 8-8, as Hagemann struck out seven and did not walk a batter for the first time in 17 starts. Heidi Foland finished 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs. Julie Brechtel was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Kirby Wright was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Freshman Brooke Thomason was also 2 for 4.
In the first game, junior Robin Mackin took the loss for Nebraska, despite throwing no-hit ball for the first 6.2 innings. Mackin allowed four runs on only three hits, while striking out a season-high 11. All four of the runs Mackin allowed came with two outs as 15 of the last 17 runs Nebraska has allowed have scored with two outs.
The loss was Nebraska’s first defeat at Bowlin Stadium this season, as the Huskers dropped their third straight game to fall to 17-16 on the season. NU also fell to 0-3 in extra innings this year.