The Wisconsin Badgers (25-11, 10-4 B1G) sweep today’s double-header at Goodman Diamond against the No. 25 Nebraska Cornhuskers (33-11, 13-2 B1G).
Ally Miklesh hit a walkoff single to left field in the Bottom of the Seventh inning to get the 3-2 win and snap Nebraska’s 18-game winning streak.
Maddie Schwartz pitched a complete game to earn her 19th victory of the season.
Peyton Bannon and Christaana Angelopulos also picked up RBIs in this game.
Lauren Foster, Molly Schlosser and Skylar Sirdashney each picked up one hit respectively in the first game.
The Badgers scored one in the second inning and three runs in the third inning to take a 4-0 lead. But Nebraska tried to battle back in this one and scored a run in the top half of the fifth and sixth innings to make it a 4-2 game.
The Badgers scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-2 lead. But you knew the Cornhuskers wouldn’t go away quietly.
Nebraska had runners on second and third with zero outs in the Top of the Seventh inning, but Maddie Schwartz was able to escape the jam without allowing a run to give Wisconsin the 5-2 victory and guarantee the series win.
Maddie Schwartz looked a little tired towards the end of the game, but pitched another complete game to earn her 20th win of the season.
Molly Schlosser, Peyton Bannon and Skylar Sirdashney each picked up a hit and an RBI respectively. Ellie Hubbard also picked up an RBI.
Kayla Konwent, Fiona Girardot, Lauren Foster and Ally Miklesh each also picked up a hit respectively.
These were two huge wins for Wisconsin for both Big Ten standings purposes and for NCAA Tournament purposes.
In what is another huge game for both teams, the Badgers and Cornhuskers will conclude the three-game series at Goodman Diamond tomorrow, April 24th. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on Big Ten Plus (B1G+).
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