TEMPE, Ariz. – (Feb. 11) Seattle University softball put together another late rally, but came up short against Nebraska, 3-2, Sunday morning at the Kajikawa Classic in Arizona.
“Overall, it was a great weekend for us,” said Coach Geoff Hirai. “We have to tighten up some things here and there but the fight and competitelvness is there.”
Needing a strong pitching performance after a long weekend of action in the desert, Andie Larkins came through, allowing just three runs on seven hits in a complete game effort.
The Huskers (5-1) put up three runs in the bottom of the third, but Larkins kept them off the board otherwise. In the top of the sixth, Nicole Bolasky ignited an SU (3-2) rally with a base hit. Ally Choate then hit an infield single. Kaylee Ree’s groundout to second moved the runners ahead with one out. After another groundout, Susanne Morris knocked a single through the left side, plating both runners.
Larkins and the Redhawks came up with a double play to end the sixth, sending Seattle U back to the plate for one last chance to tie the contest. Erika Rodgers led off with a walk and then stole second. Nebraska sealed the game with a pair of strikeouts, though, as SU came up one run short.
Choate went 2-3 with a run, while Morris had a hit and two RBIs.
SU heads to Las Vegas for the Marucci Classic next weekend. It will play five games from Feb. 16-18.