BYU softball: BYU drops games to Nebraska, No. 25 Georgia on second day of Kajikawa Classic

Libby Sugg went a perfect 5-for-5 through two games as No. 19 BYU softball fell to Nebraska and No. 25 Georgia, 4-5 and 1-13, respectively, on the second day of the Kajikawa Classic on Friday.

Nebraska (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) opened its season with a narrow victory over BYU (1-3, 0-0 West Coast Conference), 5-4, on an extra-inning walk-off. The Cougars hadn’t lost to the Huskers since falling 2-0 at the NCAA Regionals in 2016.

No. 25 Georgia (3-1, 0-0 SEC) came alive offensively in the sixth inning with seven runs for a 13-1 victory in the nightcap.

Game one

Despite coming back to take a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning, BYU fell 5-4 to Nebraska on a walk-off single in eight innings.

Five different Cougars had one hit apiece, while Libby Sugg went 3-for-3 with one RBI.

The Huskers got on the board first early in the bottom of the first as Kaylan Jablonski doubled to left field and brought Tristen Edwards home for a 1-0 lead.

An offensive outburst in the top of the fifth allowed BYU to take the lead for the first time. After Sugg singled to left field, freshman Erin Miklus came in as a pinch-runner and stole second. Freshman Bridget Fleener tripled to left field in her second at-bat as a Cougar, sending Miklus home to even the score, 1-1. Caitlyn Alldredge then singled up the middle and Ashley Godfrey crossed home plate to go up 2-1.

Sugg earned her third hit of the game with a single in the sixth inning as Rylee Jensen scored to extend the Cougars’ lead, 3-1.

Autumn Moffat came in to pitch midway through the seventh. Nebraska’s bats came alive with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, sending the game into extra innings. Madi Unzicker singled up the middle, allowing Taylor Otte to score. …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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