Madi Unzicker hit her first home run of the season against Boston College, to give the Huskers their only runs of the game.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Top Eagles, 2-1

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
2
1
Boston college

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Boston College 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 3 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 4 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - O. Ferrell (2-0) 4.0 2 1 1 0 0
L - J. Dreswick (1-1) 6.0 4 2 2 1 6
S - K. Jablonski (2) 3.0 1 0 0 0 3
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
M. Unzicker 2 1 1 2 0 1
T. Edwards 3 1 2 0 0 0
Game Notes

Nebraska won its fifth straight game against Boston College.

The Huskers are 3-0 in one-run games this season. 

Tristen Edwards is on a seven-game hitting streak after going 2-for-3 against Boston College.

Tristen Edwards had two hits, marking her fifth multi-hit game this season.

Madi Unzicker's home run in the fourth inning was her first this season and the sixth of her career.

Olivia Ferrell and Kaylan Jablonski allowed just three hits against Boston College.

Atlanta, Ga. - In a tough pitching battle, the Nebraska softball team (6-1, 0-0 Big Ten) won its first of two games Friday morning, beating Boston College (1-5, 0-0 ACC), 2-1, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. 

Olivia Ferrell got her second win of the season. She pitched four innings and gave up two hits and one earned run. She also had two walks and two strikeouts. Kaylan Jablonski got her second save of the season, pitching three scoreless innings and giving up just one hit. She also had three strikeouts. 

On offense, Tristen Edwards and Madi Unzicker led the Huskers. Edwards had two hits, while Unzicker had the game-winning two-run homer in the fourth inning. Laura Barrow also got one hit for Nebraska. 

Neither team had a base runner through two innings. In the top of the third, Boston College hit a one-out double to put the first runner of the game on base and set up a good opportunity for the Eagles. Ferrell got a big strikeout, but the top of the Eagles' order was up. The next batter drew a walk to put runners on first and second, but the Huskers got out of the inning with fly out to center field. 

Boston College took the first lead of the game. In the top of the fourth, Cami Sellers hit a one-out homer to deep center field to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. The next two batters got out with a fly out to left field and a foul fly to third base, getting the Huskers out of the inning.

The Huskers got their first base runner when Edwards hit a one-out single to right field in the bottom of the fourth. Madi Unzicker then hammered a home run to right field to give the Huskers a 2-1 lead. Boston College retired the next two batters to end the inning. 

Jablonski came into pitch for Ferrell in the fifth inning. The Eagles singled in the top of the sixth to put the tying run on first with no outs. Jablonski got back-to-back strikeouts and the next batter popped up to shortstop, getting the Huskers out of trouble. 

NU had a good opportunity to added some insurance in the bottom of the sixth, but All-ACC pitcher Jessica Dreswick and the Eagles' defense had other plans. Edwards hit a one-out double to get in scoring position and Madi Unzicker drew a walk. Bree Boruff pinch ran for Unzicker, putting runners on first and second, but the next two batters got out to end the inning. 

Dreswick gave up just two runs and four hits in a complete-game effort.

The Huskers play Georgia Tech this afternoon at 2 p.m. (CT) in their second game of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The game will be available on WatchESPN and Huskers.com (radio).

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                         Boston College vs #22 Nebraska
                  Feb 16, 2018 at Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

Boston College 1 (1-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Annie Murphy lf..........  2  0  0  0   1  1  1  0   1
Chloe Sharabba ss........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  1   2
Carly Severini 2b........  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   0
Cami Sellers 1b..........  3  1  1  1   0  1  5  0   0
Jordan Chimento c........  3  0  0  0   0  0  6  0   1
Lexi DiEmmanuele cf......  3  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Emme Martinez 3b.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  3   0
 CC Cook pr..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Allyson Moore rf.........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Gianna Randazza dp.......  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Jessica Dreswick p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 24  1  3  1   2  5 18  5   4

Nebraska 2 (6-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Taylor Otte cf...........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  3  1  2  0   0  0  1  4   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  2  1  1  2   1  1  6  0   0
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kaylan Jablonski dp/p....  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Alyvia Simmons rf........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   2
Bri Cassidy c............  2  0  0  0   0  1  6  0   0
Alexis Perry 3b..........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  2   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  2  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  2  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   1
Olivia Ferrell p/dp......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 22  2  4  2   1  6 21  6   3

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Boston College...... 000 100 0 -  1  3  0
Nebraska............ 000 200 X -  2  4  0
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LOB - Eagles 4; Huskers 3. 2B - Moore(1); Edwards(2). HR - Sellers(2); M.
Unzicker(1).

Boston College         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Jessica Dreswick....  6.0  4  2  2  1  6 22 23 105

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Olivia Ferrell......  4.0  2  1  1  2  2 14 16  57
Kaylan Jablonski....  3.0  1  0  0  0  3 10 10  37

Win - Ferrell (2-0).  Loss - Dreswick (1-1).  Save - Jablonski (2).
Pitches/strikes: Dreswick 105/76; Ferrell 57/36; Jablonski 37/28.
Umpires - HP: Emerus Addison  1B: Jim Cooper  3B: Deanne Hunt
Start: 9:02 CT   Time: 1:38   Attendance: 167
Weather: partly cloudy
Ferrell faced 1 batter in the 5th.
Game: NEB7

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