Arizona State scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 5-2 victory over the Nebraska softball team on Friday in a game that saw two weather delays in Baton Rouge, La.
Lightning caused a delay in the sixth with the Huskers up 1-0. Following the near hour delay, the Husker offense went back to work. Freshman Laura Barrow led off the sixth with a single and Kiki Stokes followed with a single. A wild pitch moved both runners into scoring position, and Alicia Armstrong brought Barrow home with a sacrifice fly to left field. Following the delay, Steph Pasquale grounded an RBI single up the middle to score Stokes from second to give Nebraska a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, starter Emily Lockman gave up a one-out walk. Elizabeth Caporuscio hit a ground ball to short that Armstrong bobbled and threw into right field trying to get the force out at second. The throw sailed into right field allowing a run to score and Caporuscio to advance to third base. With two outs, ASU took advantage of wild pitching from Lockman. She hit batter and a walk then loaded the bases, before Arizona State broke through with a three-run double and an RBI single to take a 5-2 lead.
The Huskers play Texas Southern in a must win game. ASU will play host LSU.