Madison, Wis. – The Nebraska softball team (21-30, 9-14 Big Ten) fell to Wisconsin (38-11, 15-8 Big Ten) on Sunday in the regular-season finale by a score of 4-2. Nebraska had plenty of chances to score though, recording six hits, five walks and getting two free bases on a pair of Badger errors, but the Huskers couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities, leaving nine runners on base.
Lindsey Walljasper went 2-for-3 on the day. Madi Unzicker had a solo home run and Courtney Wallace, Tristen Edwards and Samantha Owen also had one hit each.
Walljasper dropped to 11-12 on the season. She started and pitched 2.0 innings. She gave up four runs on six hits. She had one walk and three strikeouts. Wallace pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of relief. She had two walks and three strikeouts.
Wisconsin’s Haley Hestekin improved to 17-4 on the season. She pitched 4.0 innings and gave up one run on two hits. She also had three walks and two strikeouts. Kaitlyn Menz earned her third save of the season, pitching 3.0 innings of relief. She gave up one run on four hits. Menz also had two walks and four strikeouts.
The Badgers took a 3-0 lead in the second after four hits.
The Huskers got on the board in the third scoring one run. Wallace singled and Simmons drew a walk to put two runners on. Then, Edwards reached on an error that allowed Wallace to score. In the bottom of the inning, a solo homer for Wisconsin put the Badgers up 4-1.