Clinging to a one-run lead, the Nebraska softball team homered twice after a three-hour rain delay to power past North Dakota State, 5-1, and stay alive in the NCAA Seattle Regional late Saturday night.
Nebraska scored once in the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead before North Dakota State cut the lead in half after four innings of play. The rain then began to fall and delayed the game for three hours. The Huskers came back from the break and homered twice in the seventh inning to tack on three insurance runs and round out the 5-1 victory.
With the win, the Huskers improved to 30-28 on the season, winning 30 games for the 12th time in the past 13 seasons. Due to the lengthy rain delay, Nebraska’s second game on Saturday was postponed. The Huskers will now face North Carolina at 2 p.m. (Central) on Sunday for the right to face No. 3 national seed Washington in the regional final.
For a complete recap of the game, log onto huskers.com