No. 25 Wolverines roll to complete three-game sweep of Huskers
Too much offense. Too much Meghan Beaubien. Too much Michigan.
The No. 25 Wolverines completed a three-game sweep of the Nebraska softball team with a 12-0, five-inning win Sunday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The Huskers (10-16, 0-3 Big Ten) have lost 10 straight games, and they’ve been shut out in five of their past six games.
The Wolverines (19-10, 3-0) pounded out 12 hits, including three straight home runs in the series finale.
Natalie Peters got things going with a three-run double in the second inning, and Mackenzie Nemitz, Madison Uden and Haley Hoogenraad opened the bottom of the third with back-to-back-to-back homers.
The Wolverines put the game away with five runs in the fourth inning.
Nebraska’s offensive struggles continued and Beaubein (11-3) was a big reason why this weekend. The All-American limited the Huskers to one hit -- a fourth-inning double by Lindsey Walljasper -- while striking out seven. She was one hit away from pitching a perfect game.
Michigan outscored the Huskers 27-2 in the three-game series. Beaubein pitched two one-hitters against NU, the other coming in the series opener.
Walljasper took the loss, pitching two innings and giving up seven earned runs.
Nebraska will play Drake twice Tuesday at Bowlin Stadium, beginning at 4 p.m. It’s the Huskers’ home opener.