Broncos Shut Down against Nebraska

Feb. 23, 2014

Final Stats

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - Boise State softball suffered a 4-0 loss against No. 11/12 Nebraska Sunday, on the final day of the Mary Nutter Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. Nebraska pitcher Tatum Edwards threw a no-hitter in a game that finished after six innings because of a drop-dead time put in place for the Cornhuskers' travel schedule.

Nebraska loaded the bases in the first inning against Bronco starter Rebecca Patton, eventually scoring two runs. Patton got a strikeout for the second out of the frame, but an infield single was compounded by a throwing error to allow two runs before she could escape the inning.

Patton was more than game for a challenge against a nationally-ranked opponent. She retired the Cornhuskers in order in the second, third and fourth innings. Her string of 10-consecutive batters retired kept Boise State (6-9) in the game.

Three Broncos reached base against Edwards, a 2013 All-American and the reigning Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, as she issued two walks and hit a batter. Boise State was unable to advance a runner past first base.

Patton again faced a bases-loaded situation in the top of the fifth inning. She could not wiggle out of it, allowing another two-out base hit that led to two runs.

Mackenzie McGill took over in the circle in the sixth inning. McGill, too, faced a bases-loaded jam. A leadoff walk was erased by a double play. The freshman then walked the next three batters before getting a ground ball to end the inning.

The game did reach the top of the seventh inning, but once the clock struck 1 p.m. Pacific Time the game came to a halt and everything reverted to the sixth inning, the last completed inning.

Boise State will next be in action Saturday and Sunday, at the Gael Classic in Moraga, Calif. The Broncos will take on Sacramento State twice and host Saint Mary's twice.

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