Series Finale With Northwestern Canceled


After both teams waited for nearly 24 hours, the weather did not allow the resumption of Saturday’s softball game between Nebraska and Northwestern. As a result, the series finale was canceled.

Nebraska led Northwestern 5-0 in the top of the fourth inning before weather delayed – and ultimately suspended- the game at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The game was scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. on Sunday but a series of lightning delays and rain showers forced the cancelation of the game shortly before 2 p.m., as a final lightning dealy forced Northwestern to leave to keep its travel plans.

The Wildcats won both games of the weather-shortened series.

Stats from the first three-plus innings of game three will not count, but below is a recap of how Nebraska took its 5-0 lead in a game that would not finish.

Recap of Nebraska Taking a 5-0 Lead (stats will not count)

In the top of the first inning, Billie Andrews led off with a home run. Samantha Bland and Sydney Gray followed with singles and a wild pitch put Huskers on second and third with no outs. Emmerson Cope was then retired on a diving play by the third baseman, but Bland scored on the RBI ground out to give Nebraska a 2-0 lead. Bella Bacon then capped the three-run inning with a clutch two-out, RBI single to right field that scored Gray.

The Huskers added two more runs in the bottom of the third. Bacon reached on a one-out infield single before Brooke Andrews reached on an infield single with two outs. Katelyn Caneda then hit a fly ball to deep left field that was dropped for a two-run error that gave Nebraska a 5-0 lead.

The first two Wildcats reached in the top of the fourth to give Northwestern a pair of base runners with no outs before the game was delayed and never resumed.