The Nebraska softball team let a 5-1 lead slip away in the second of two losses Friday in Cathedral City, California.
Marissa Moreno pitched a complete game in helping San Diego State shut down Nebraska 4-0 in the Huskers' first Friday game at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, then Arizona State fought back from four runs down to beat the Huskers 6-5.
The No. 13 Sun Devils tied it in the fifth on Morgan Howe's grand slam, then added the game-winner in the sixth on Skylar McCarty's single.
Nebraska finished with nine hits to Arizona State's seven. Samantha Owen had an RBI single in the third, the Huskers scored two unearned runs in the fourth, and Lexey Kneib had an RBI fielder's choice and Peyton Glatter a run-scoring single in the fifth.
Bri Cassidy and Tristen Edwards had two hits each for Nebraska in the second game.
San Diego State's Moreno scattered six Husker hits and struck out seven in improving to 4-1.
The Aztecs' offense backed Moreno with a three-run third inning. They added an insurance run in the fifth.
Nebraska, which was playing without leadoff hitter Alyvia Simmons, had six hits but couldn't get a big inning together. Freshman Lindsey Walljasper had two hits for the Huskers.
Olivia Ferrell suffered the loss. The sophomore right-hander pitched in an inning, giving up three runs on three hits.
The losses dropped the Huskers to 1-2 in the tournament. They'll play No. 3 UCLA at 5 p.m. Saturday.