The Nebraska softball team (25-12, 3-3 Big Ten) took a 5-0 lead against Northwestern (22-11, 5-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, but the Wildcats scored nine unanswered runs – including four unearned – to win game three of the weekend, 9-5, and claim the series. The Wildcats dropped game one on Friday, but took game two on Saturday in a similar come-from-behind way.
Olivia Ferrell dropped to 7-4 on the year, pitching 2.1 innings. She gave up seven hits and three earned runs. Northwestern’s Kenna Wilkey improved to 8-4. She pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three hits and one run. She also had three strikeouts.
On offense, the Huskers recorded five hits. Edwards had two hits, including one home run. Alyvia Simmons, Kaylan Jablonski and Laura Barrow each had one hit as well for Nebraska.
Nebraska continues a stretch of away games on Tuesday when the teams travels to Omaha to face in-state rival UNO. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
Trailing 11-3 after six innings, Nebraska (14-14, 2-4 Big Ten) scored 11 runs over the last three innings in a 15-14 loss to Ohio State at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Huskers produced 19 hits, while the Buckeyes had 22 hits.
The Huskers return to action on Tuesday when they face Omaha at Werner Park starting at 6:35 p.m. (CT).