Husker softball loses to Michigan State in first round of Big Ten tournament

Husker softball loses to Michigan State in first round of Big Ten tournament

MADISON, Wis. — Nebraska’s season ended with its ninth loss in 10 games, a 4-3 defeat against Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament.

Olivia Ferrell (9-8) took the loss, pitching 21⁄3 innings and giving up four earned runs on four hits and two walks.

Michigan State had a 4-0 lead before the Huskers scored all of their runs in the top of the fourth inning. Laura Barrow led off with a single and scored on what was supposed to be a sacrifice bunt by Gina Metzler.

A throwing error allowed Metzler to go to second base while Sarah Yocum, who drew a walk after Barrow’s single, moved to third base. Alyvia Simmons singled to score Yocum before Taylor Otte’s double drove in Metzler with what proved to be Nebraska’s final run.

Nebraska (31-23)…………000 300 0—3 7 0

Michigan State (25-25)…..112 000 x4 7 2

W-Bridgette Rainey (8-11). L-Olivia Ferrell (9-8). 2B-N, Taylor Otte; MSU, Caitie Ladd, Kaitlyn Eveland. HR-MSU, Ladd, Kelcey Carrasco.

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