The Nebraska softball team fought to the very end with No. 5 national seed LSU on the Tigers’ home field, but the Huskers came up just short in a season-ending 3-2, 10-inning loss on Saturday night.
Both teams scored in the fourth inning and LSU scored twice in the top of the 10th inning. The Huskers answered with one run in the bottom of the 10th inning and had the tying and winning runs on base with one out, but NU could not complete the rally.
Junior right-hander Emily Lockman (18-14) was the hard-luck loser in one of the best outings of her career. Lockman went more than 7.0 innings for the first time in her career, allowing only two earned runs in 10.0 innings.
With the loss, Nebraska ended its season with a 35-23 record. LSU (46-12) will need to defeat No. 23 Arizona State twice on Sunday to advance to the NCAA Super Regional.