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Tatum Edwards tossed a five-hit shutout, her third shutout of the season.
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          Release: 04/28/2012
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Huskers Win 16th Straight Home Game

Lincoln - Freshman Mattie Fowler broke open a scoreless game with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning to give sophomore right-hander Tatum Edwards all the support she would need in Nebraska's 3-0 victory over Michigan State in game two of Saturday's doubleheader.

The win in the nightcap completed a doubleheader sweep for Nebraska, which improved to 31-18 on the season and moved to 12-5 in Big Ten play. The Huskers also won for the 16th straight time at Bowlin Stadium and improved to 13-0 at home this season.

Edwards was dominant in the circle, firing a five-hit shutout. She added six strikeouts, while walking only one. The shutout was her third of the season and fifth of her career, but her first against a conference opponent.

Cassee Layne (5-13) threw well in a losing effort for Michigan State, which fell to 11-36 on the season and 0-17 in league play. Layne tossed a three-hitter in a complete-game effort.

Neither team could mount much offense until the bottom of the fourth. Senior Ashley Guile drew a leadoff walk and junior Courtney Breault was hit by a one-out pitch. Fowler then launched the very next pitch over the fence in center for a three-run homer.

Michigan State got a runner to third base with two outs in both the third and sixth innings to represent its best scoring chances before the seventh. In the seventh, an error and a single put Spartans on first and second with none out. The runners moved to second and third with one out, but a pair of ground outs preserved the shutout.

Nebraska and Michigan State wrap up their three-game series on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a nationally-televised game on BTN.

Box Score

                             2012 Nebraska Softball
                      Michigan State at Nebraska (Game 2)
                 Apr 28, 2012 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Michigan State 0 (11-36,0-17 Big Ten)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Hopkins, Kylene cf.......  3  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Padilla, Lori lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   1
 Bensema, Melanie ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Grant, Ali 2b............  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Bowling, Sarah dp........  2  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Sanders, Stephanie rf....  3  0  2  0   0  1  1  0   0
O'Bryant, Jayme 3b.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   0
Freimuth, McKinzie 1b....  3  0  1  0   0  0  7  0   4
Williams, Brett c........  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  0   0
McBride, Alyssa ss.......  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0
 Stoffer, Ellie ph.......  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Layne, Cassee p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 28  0  5  0   1  6 18  4   9

Nebraska 3 (31-18,12-5 Big Ten)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Haget, Nikki cf..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
Banda, Gabby 3b..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  3   0
Edwards, Taylor c........  2  0  0  0   0  0  6  1   0
Thomason, Brooke rf......  2  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   2
Guile, Ashley 1b.........  1  0  0  0   1  1  7  0   1
 Bettiol, Jordan pr......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Edwards, Tatum p.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  1   0
Breault, Courtney 2b.....  1  1  0  0   0  0  4  1   0
 Southworth, Megan ph....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Fowler, Mattie ss........  3  1  1  3   0  0  2  6   2
Drake, Madison lf........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Hagemann, Ashley dp......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 20  3  3  3   3  4 21 12   5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Michigan State...... 000 000 0 -  0  5  1
Nebraska............ 000 300 X -  3  3  1
-----------------------------------------

E - Williams, B.(5); Breault(7). LOB - Spartans 9; Huskers 5. HR -
Fowler(5). HBP - Bowling, S.; Edwards, Tay; Breault. SH - Guile(2). SB -
Edwards, Tay(1).

Michigan State         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Layne, Cassee.......  6.0  3  3  3  3  4 20 26  87

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Edwards, Tatum......  7.0  5  0  0  1  6 28 30  99

Win - Edwards, Tat (8-4).  Loss - Layne, C. (5-13).  Save - None.
HBP - by Layne, C. (Breault); by Layne, C. (Edwards, Tay); by Edwards, Tat
(Bowling, S.). Pitches/strikes: Layne, C. 87/54; Edwards, Tat 99/64.
Umpires - HP: Renee Williams  1B: Kevin Killingsworth  3B: Scott Mair
Start: 3:48 pm   Time: 1:44   Attendance: 1024
Game: NEB49

 

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