2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Nebraska Softball Star Jordy Bahl Out For The Season With ACL Injury

Nebraska Softball Star Jordy Bahl Out For The Season With ACL Injury

Nebraska Softball star Jordy Bahl will miss the remainder of the 2024 season, she announced Tuesday after the team's trip to Puerto Vallarta.

Feb 13, 2024 by Leanza Pieroni

Nebraska Softball star Jordy Bahl will miss the remainder of the 2024 season due to an ACL injury sustained on Day 1 of the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

The news comes just ten days before Bahl and the Nebraska softball team are set to play at the 2024 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.

Bahl's ACL injury occurred during the Cornhuskers' opening game against the University of Washington. The Huskies won the game 8-0 in 5 innings. Bahl dressed but did not play in Nebraska's final three games at the 2024 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge. Nebraska lost to Duke but earned wins against Long Beach State and Utah Valley to round out the trip.

"With a heart thankful for God's plan and timing, I will be red shirting this year, and looking forward to a season of growth and learning from a different point of view," shared Jordy Bahl in her announcement on Instagram on Tuesday

"I'm thankful for the support of my family, friends, coaches, and staff. I'm truly blessed to have so many wonderful and loving people in my life. I'm not going anywhere. See you in 2025."

Nebraska Softball will take the field on the road in a doubleheader against New Mexico State on Friday, February 16th.

When Is The Mary Nutter Softball Tournament?

The Mary Nutter Classic is Feb. 22 to Feb. 25. Games begin Thursday and culminate with the final games on Sunday. 

Where Is The Mary Nutter Softball Tournament?  

The Mary Nutter Classic is at the Big League Dreams Complex in Cathedral City, California. The complex has five fields available. 

The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic 2024 Stream

The Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic is streaming on FloSoftball and the FloSports app. Replays of the games, highlights and more breaking news will be on both platforms. 

Nebraska Softball's Schedule At Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic 2024

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 23

Wrigley Field

  • San Diego State vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.
  • UCLA vs. Nebraska, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 24

Wrigley Field

  • Oregon vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Yankee Stadium

  • Nebraska vs. Utah, 12 p.m.
  • Nebraska vs. CSU Fullerton, 2:30 p.m..

Will Nebraska Softball Play Oklahoma Softball In 2024?

No, as scheduled currently, Nebraska will not meet Oklahoma. While the Cornhuskers and the Sooners will both be attending both Puerto Vallarta College Challenge and Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, but the teams are not scheduled to play at either tournament or throughout regular season play.

How Did Nebraska Softball Do In 2023?

It was a fine 2023 season for the Huskers as they came off their first Big Ten Conference tournament championship in 2022, but Nebraska was unable to repeat that success and finished fourth in the league.

Despite falling short, the Cornhuskers’ regular-season resume (which included victories over Texas A&M and Arizona, among others) was enough to seal a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. 

Nebraska was sent to the Stillwater Regional, and though it made the final after losing its first game in the bracket, host and No. 6 seed Oklahoma State needed just one game (a 5-2 Cowgirls win) to eliminate the Huskers and move on to the super-regional round. 

Nebraska finished the season 36-22 overall and as the second-best hitting team in the Big Ten, going .308 from the plate as a unit, finishing behind Indiana’s .311.

Who Coaches Nebraska Softball?

Rhonda Revelle is entering her 31st season coaching at her alma mater.

The Huskers’ winningest coach in any sport, Revelle was a player on Nebraska’s first Women’s College World Series team in 1982. She has helped the Huskers back there three more times as a coach (1998, 2002 and 2013), making her the one of the few people in the sport to make it to the WCWS as both a player and a coach. 

Over two-thirds of Revelle’s seasons at the helm (21 of 30) in Lincoln have ended with Nebraska playing in the NCAA Tournament, and she has four regular-season conference championships on her resume: three from the Huskers’ time in the Big 12 Conference (1998, 2001 and 2004) and one as a member of the Big Ten (2014). 

Has Nebraska Ever Won The Women’s College World Series?

No, Nebraska has never won the Women’s College World Series, coming up empty across eight trips in the program’s history. 

The closest the Huskers have ever gotten to winning a national championship was in 1985, when they finished as the runner-up to UCLA. Unfortunately, Nebraska’s appearance was later vacated by the NCAA due to infractions with two ineligible student-athletes. 

Notable Returning Players

Billie Andrews, INF

The Big Ten’s top returning home-run hitter hails from a hometown less than an hour outside of Lincoln.

With 43 career home runs, the senior needs 12 this season to surpass former All-American catcher Taylor Edwards as the program’s all-time leader in long bombs, and the shortstop is well on pace to do so with a productive 2024 campaign. She had 20 and 16 homers over her past two seasons. 

Though Andrews’ power did take a slight dip from her stellar sophomore season in 2022, when she finished in the top 15 nationally in home runs and even had a blast over the fence in five consecutive games at one point, it was more than enough to keep her reputation going as one of the Big Ten’s most feared sluggers—plus, her average was a career-high .354, too.

Katelyn Caneda, INF

Had it not been for former Indiana star Taryn Kern (now at Stanford following an offseason transfer) lighting up the league in a record-breaking season that saw her win both the Big Ten’s Freshman and Player of the Year Awards, Caneda likely would’ve been the front-runner for the league’s top freshman after the season she had for the Huskers. 

The Californian quickly became a star at second base for Nebraska, starting every game and finishing as the team’s leader in batting average at .366 and the Big Ten’s only player a year ago to earn a unique tripleheader of accolades—being an All-Big Ten first-team and part of the All-Freshman and All-Defensive teams. 

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