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Home Run Powers Arkansas Past Nebraska
Kaylan Jablonski fired a three-hitter and struck out a season-high seven batters.
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
03/03/2017
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Nebraska 
0
2
Arkansas

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Arkansas 0 0 0 1 0 0 X   2 3 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - Moll (6-0) 7.0 2 0 0 4 4
L - Jablonski (1-6) 6.0 3 2 2 1 7
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B BB
Gina Metzler 2 0 1 0 0 1
Laura Barrow 1 0 0 0 0 2
Game Notes

Nebraska lost its eighth consecutive road game, dating back to last season...NU fell to 2-10 all-time in road games against SEC teams, including 0-4 in the regular season...Gina Metzler singled to lead off the game, extending her career-long hitting streak to six games...Kaylan Jablonski recorded a season-high seven strikeouts...Jablonski retired the first 10 hitters she faced before surrendering a one-out walk in the fourth inning.

Fayetteville, Ark. Junior right-hander Kaylan Jablonski fired a three-hitter and posted a season-high seven strikeouts on Friday, but her effort was not enough as the Nebraska softball team fell to Arkansas, 2-0.

Jablonski (1-6) pitched very well against an Arkansas offense that ranks in the top five nationally in scoring, home runs and slugging percentage. She limited Arkansas to season lows of two hits and three runs, but one of those hits was a two-run homer from Nicole Schroeder, the NCAA home run leader. Jablonski retired the first 10 batters of the game.

Arkansas out-hit Nebraska, 3-2, but the Huskers had more base runners (6) as the Razorbacks (4). Three of Nebraska's six base runners came three batters into the game. Much like Friday's first game one IUPUI, Nebraska squandered a golden scoring opportunity in the top of the first inning.

Junior Gina Metzler began the game with a single before senior MJ Knighten lined a single to right center. With runners at first and third and no outs, Metzler was tagged out in a rundown between third and home following a failed squeeze bunt attempt. Junior Laura Barrow then walked and stole second to put Huskers on second and third with one out, but a strikeout and a ground out ended the threat.

That proved to be the only scoring threat for either team over the first three innings. In the top of the fourth, Jablonski issued a one-out walk allowing Arkansas its first base runner of the game. Nicole Schroeder then lifted the very next pitch over the wall in center for a two-run home run.

Nebraska mounted its first scoring threat since the first inning in the top of the sixth. Metzler drew a one-out walk and Barrow walked with two outs, but the Huskers stranded the tying runners on base.

Jablonski worked around a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth before the Huskers were retired in order in the top of the seventh.

Nebraska did not manage a hit after the consecutive singles to start the game. Metzler finished 1-for-2 with a walk, while Knighten was 1-for-3. Barrow finished 0-for-1 but drew a pair of walks.

Nebraska returns to action on Saturday with two more games at the Wooo Pig Classic. The Huskers face IUPUI at 10 a.m. before taking on Lamar at 12:30 p.m.

Box Score

                             2017 Nebraska Softball
                              Nebraska at Arkansas
                Mar 03, 2017 at Fayetteville, Ark. (Bogle Park)

Nebraska 0 (2-12)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Gina Metzler cf..........  2  0  1  0   1  0  3  0   0
MJ Knighten 3b...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  1  0  0  0   2  0  1  1   0
Austen Urness lf.........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   2
Lexey Kneib ss...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   2
Haley Donaldson dp.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tristen Edwards rf.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Alexis Perry 1b..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  6  0   0
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  1  0  0  0   1  0  0  1   0
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  6  1   0
Totals................... 21  0  2  0   4  4 18  5   4

Arkansas 2 (13-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Stephanie Canfield cf....  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Shelby Hiers c...........  2  1  0  0   1  1  5  2   0
Nicole Schroeder rf......  3  1  2  2   0  1  0  0   0
 Sydney Parr ph..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tori Cooper lf...........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   1
Ashley Diaz 1b...........  2  0  0  0   0  0 12  0   0
A.J. Belans ss...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  4   0
Katie Warrick dp.........  2  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Haydi Bugarin pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Madison Yannetti 2b......  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  4   0
Autumn Russell 3b........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  3   1
Grace Moll p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 21  2  3  2   1  7 21 14   2

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Nebraska............ 000 000 0 -  0  2  0
Arkansas............ 000 200 X -  2  3  0
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LOB - Huskers 4; Razorbacks 2. 2B - Schroeder(5); Warrick(1). HR -
Schroeder(10). SB - Barrow(1). CS - Jablonski(1).

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Kaylan Jablonski....  6.0  3  2  2  1  7 21 22  81

Arkansas               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Grace Moll..........  7.0  2  0  0  4  4 21 25 111

Win - Moll (6-0).  Loss - Jablonski (1-6).  Save - None.
Pitches/strikes: Jablonski 81/56; Moll 111/68.
Umpires - HP: Chad Spitler  1B: Doug Swonger  3B: John Schaefer
Start: 3:02 pm   Time: 1:33   Attendance:
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