The 20th ranked Nebraska softball team went 3-3 this weekend at a season opening tournament in Tempe, Arizona. After losing the opener to #12 Washington 4-0 on Thursday, NU won on Friday 11-10 over #8 Arizona and also beat Idaho State and Cal State Northridge, before dropping their last two games to Oregon State and #23 Georgia Tech.
In the Huskers final game at the Kajikawa Classic, Georgia Tech scored a pair of runs in the sixth inning without the ball leaving the infield to cut Nebraska’s lead to one. Then in the seventh, the Yellow Jackets had runners at first and second with two outs when Hayley Downs hit a grounder to Gabby Banda at short. Banda fielded the ball cleanly, but her throw to first was wild and both runners scored to lift Georgia Tech to the win.