Michigan rolls, Nebraska falls in Super Regional play
Michigan and Nebraska opened Super Regional action Thursday night, with the former cruising to a 17-3 run-rule victory at No. 3 Florida State and the latter dropping a 6-5 extra-inning affair at No. 1 Alabama. Minnesota, the Big Ten’s third and final Super Regional team, opens play Saturday night at No. 1 Oregon. Catch up on the action in this post.
MICHIGAN 17, FLORIDA STATE 3 (6) | RECAP | BOX
The No. 13-ranked University of Michigan softball team pounded out 15 hits and put up innings of seven runs and eight runs in a 17-3, six-inning run-rule win at No. 3 Florida State in the opening game of the Tallahassee Regional at JoAnne Graf Field. The win is the most lopsided in Michigan Super Regional history. Michigan holds a 1-0 advantage in the best-of-three series. Game 2 is at 4 p.m. ET Friday, with a if-necessary game to follow.
ALABAMA 6, NEBRASKA 5 (12) | RECAP | BOX
A game-tying homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th powered No. 2 seed Alabama past an error-prone Nebraska softball team, 6-5, in game one of an NCAA Super Regional Thursday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The two home runs were the only two earned runs Nebraska allowed, as four Husker errors led to each of the first four Alabama runs. Game 2 is at 6 p.m. ET Friday, with an if-necessary game to follow.