Huskers And Mavericks Both Drop NCAA Softball Tournament Openers


    The NCAA softball tournament began Friday and both Nebraska and Omaha lost, leaving them facing elimination games today.

     The Huskers, playing in the Stillwater Regional, led Wichita State 5-0, only to see the Shockers score twice in the 5th and 4 times in the 6th to take a 6-5 victory with half their runs unearned.

Wichita State beat the Huskers twice back in early March.

      Nebraska plays Maryland Baltimore County today at 3:30 MT with the loser going home. UMBC lost to host and 6th-seeded Oklahoma 9-0 in 5 innings. 

     Omaha, in the tournament for the first time, took on the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in Baton Rouge and came up on the short end of a 5-0 loss. The Mavericks now play Prairie View, a 12-2 loser to LSU. Game time is 1:30.