The Rams finished their fall season on Saturday and Sunday by
splitting four games in the Big Red Fall Classic in Lincoln,
The Rams dropped the first two games on Saturday against
Nebraska-Omaha and Nebraska but picked up victories against the
Cornhuskers and Kansas Jayhawks on Sunday.
They first took the field on Saturday morning against
Nebraska-Omaha. The Mavericks were able to beat the Rams by
shutting them down and preventing them from coming back.
Nebraska-Omaha would go on to win the game by a score of 6-3.
On Saturday afternoon, the Rams faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
In the first inning, three errors and a wild pitch allowed Nebraska
to get on the board and take an early 2-0 lead. The Huskers would
continue running up the score in the second inning aided by another
In the third, an attempted Rams rally fell short after having
runners at first and third with no outs when a double play and a
popup ended the inning. The Huskers scored another run in the fifth
inning and beat the Rams 7-0. Junior pitcher JayCee Wood took the
“Saturday we got beat in both games. Our players played very
flat or uninspired,” said head coach Mary Yori. “Every individual
knew they did not play to their potential. They took it upon
themselves to play on Sunday.”
Sunday proved to be more forgiving for the Rams, as they were
given a chance for revenge in a rematch against Nebraska. The game
remained scoreless until the fourth inning when the Rams scored
three runs on seven hits off freshman Aztec pitcher Jordan Keen.
The Rams knocked in one more run in the seventh inning to win the
In the tournament’s last game, the Rams took the diamond against
Kansas. In a tight defensive battle, CSU managed to get one run
across the plate to secure a 1-0 win.
With the victories, the Rams finished the fall season with an
overall record of 8-3.
“This weekend was a good learning experience. When you come
unprepared you can get beat pretty bad,” Yori said. “We didn’t play
consistently or inspired, and that will be our goal for the
The next Rams softball game will not take place until Feb. 3
when the Rams take on Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Calif.