Huskers end weekend with 6-4 Win Over Badgers
The Nebraska softball team (34-11, 14-2 Big Ten) ended the weekend with a win over Wisconsin (25-12, 10-5 Big Ten). The Huskers had 10 hits while limiting the Badgers to just four in Sunday afternoon’s 6-4 win.
Kaylin Kinney (4-1) recorded the victory for the Huskers. The sophomore pitched five innings, limiting the Badgers to two hits while striking out three.
In the circle of the Badgers was Tessa Magnanimo (1-1) who deserved the loss. Magnanimo pitched four innings, allowing six hits and four runs.
Peyton Glatter led Nebraska on offense, finishing the day 2-for-3, including a three-run homer in the top of the fourth. Mya Felder and Abbie Squier each added two hits while Cam Ybarra, Sydney Gray and Kinney each had an RBI.
NU was the first to score with a point in the top of the second. Felder started with a single to left center and advanced to second after Squier was hit by a pitch. With one out, Glatter chose right field to load the bases. Kinney hit a sacrificial fly to score Felder. The Huskers took a 1-0 lead early in the second.
UW added two of their own late in the third. A one-pitch hit and three walks marked the Badgers’ first inning. Kinney came on, but a sacrifice fly scored another. With one out, Kinney was able to register two strikeouts, but NU headed to the top of fourth down, 2-1.
The Big Red responded with four runs in the top of the fourth. Squier started with a left double followed by a right single for Felder. Glatter homered over the field fence at left center to score three. With two withdrawals, Billie Andrews picked middle then stole second. Ybarra doubled down center left to score Andrews as the Huskers took a 5-2 lead.
In the top of the sixth, Nebraska added one more. Ava Bredwell started with a walk. With two withdrawals, Sydney Gray hit a single, scoring Bredwell to extend the lead to 6-2.
The Badgers looked to rally in the seventh inning. With two outs, two errors and two singles added two runs. A walk loaded the bases, but a fielder’s choice at second secured Nebraska’s 6-4 victory.
The Huskers will return next weekend, April 29-May 1, in Columbus, Ohio for a three-game series against Ohio State. The first game is scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. (CT). Game 2 is scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT) while Game 3 is scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT). All three matches will be streamed live on BTN+ (subscription required). Fans can listen to the action live on the Huskers Radio Network and Huskers.com with call-in from Nate Rohr.