For the second straight day, the Nebraska softball team split its games against Lamar and Texas Tech in the Lone Star College Classic in Houston.

The Huskers defeated Lamar 6-4 before falling to Texas Tech 4-1 on Saturday.

Sophomore Olivia Ferrell bounced back from Friday's loss to Texas Tech to pitch six solid innings against Lamar. She struck out a career-best nine batters and didn't allow a walk. Regan Mergele earned the save.

Senior catcher Bri Cassidy led the Husker offense, finishing with two hits, including a double. Bree Boruff also had two hits.

Nebraska (2-2) scored three runs in the fifth to take a 6-2 lead. The Cardinals rallied with two runs on three hits in the top of the sixth. Mergele pitched a perfect seventh, striking out two.

The Huskers were unable to carry the momentum into their second game of the day. Texas Tech's Missy Zoch and Erin Edmoundson combined to limit NU to five hits, while Zoch struck out eight in 4 2/3 innings.

Mergele suffered the loss, giving up two runs on four hits in four innings. Freshman Lindsey Walljasper pitched the final three frames.

The Huskers put Edmoundson in a jam in the fifth inning, loading the bases on Courtney Wallace's walk. The Red Raiders turned to Zoch, who struck out Cassidy to end the threat.

Nebraska will conclude tournament play against Omaha at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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