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Huskers Ready for Big Ten Softball Tournament


Husker Mascot logo on the left and the words Nebraska Softball on the right.

The Nebraska softball team is set to travel to East Lansing, Mich., for the Big Ten Tournament this week, May 11-14. The Huskers go in as a No. 2 seed, receiving a bye for the first round of the tournament. NU will take on the winner of Penn State and Indiana on Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. (CT). All tournament games will be broadcasted live on the Big Ten Network. Fans can listen to the action live on the Huskers Radio Network, Huskers.com and select Huskers Radio Network affiliates with the call from Nate Rohr.

The Huskers go in to the tournament as the No. 2 seed, the highest-seed since NU claimed the regular-season title and a No. 1 seed during the 2014 season. Nebraska will either face No. 7 Penn State or No. 10 Indiana, who are set to play on Wednesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. (CT).

Nebraska is coming off of a 2-1 series win over the Indiana Hoosiers. After being held scoreless in game one, the Big Red went on to outscore Indiana 12-6 in the final two games. A walk-off single from Mya Felder in the bottom of the eighth in game three, highlighted an impressive regular season for the Huskers.

The Huskers have yet to face Penn State this season. The Nittany Lions are 13-10 in conference play with series wins against Purdue, Indiana and Rutgers.

Nebraska Quick Hits

Nebraska ranks first in the conference in batting average (.320), hits (450), home runs (74), RBIs (303), total bases (768), slugging percentage (.546) and on-base percentage (.399).
NU finished the Big Ten regular season with the best batting average and best ERA. 
The Huskers will travel to East Lansing, Mich., as the No. 2 seed for the Big Ten Tournament, its highest seeding since 2014.
Nebraska is 20-1 when hitting two or more home runs in a game.
The Huskers .546 slugging percentage is on-track to blow past the previous record of .505 which was set in 2015.
NU has recorded 16 come-from-behind wins this season.
Abbie Squier leads the Big Red on offense through conference play with a .409 batting average including 27 hits and nine RBIs. 
Mya Felder holds a .374 batting average on the road with 34 hits and 23 RBIs.
Olivia Ferrell is 12-5 on the road with a 2.43 ERA.
Huskers in the Ranks 

Nebraska ranks first in the conference in batting average (.320), hits (450), home runs (74), RBIs (303), total bases (768), slugging percentage (.546) and on-base percentage (.399).
The Big Red ranks 16th in the NCAA in scoring per game (6.41).
The Huskers .320 batting average is 16th in the NCAA.
NU averages 1.45 home runs per game, ranking 17th in the nation.
Mya Felder and Cam Ybarra lead the Big Ten in fielding double plays with 19 and 17.
Billie Andrews is second in the conference with 105 assists.
Billie Andrews is second in the Big Ten in home runs (19).
Billie Andrews is third in the conference in runs scored (50) and fourth in RBIs (47).
Cam Ybarra is tied for fourth in triples in the conference with three.
Mya Felder has the sixth-best batting average (.394) in the Big Ten.
Courtney Wallace has the fourth-most saves in the Big Ten with three.
Olivia Ferrell is sixth in the conference with 18 victories.
 



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