Laura Barrow had one hit in both of the Huskers' games on Thursday night.
Photo by Adam Warner/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fall to Bulldogs, 9-0

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
0
9
Mississippi State

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Miss. State 0 0 4 3 2 0 0   9 14 1
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - C. Knudsen (4-0) 5.0 4 0 0 1 7
L - K. Jablonski (0-0) 3.0 6 4 4 0 1
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Gina Metzler 2 0 1 0 0 0
Laura Barrow 2 0 1 0 0 0
Alyvia Simmons 2 0 1 0 0 0
Game Notes

With one hit, Tristen Edwards extended her on-base streak to 15. Edwards has reached base in every game so far this season and reached base the last three games of the 2017 season. 

Gina Metzler went 1-for-2 against the Bulldogs, making her 4-for-5 on the day. Metzler went 3-for-3, with two runs and one RBI in Nebraska's first game against Texas A&M.

Laura Barrow finished 2-for-5 on the day, recording hits in both of the Huskers' games on Thursday night.

Cathedral City, Calif.  In the Nebraska softball team's second game on Thursday night, the Huskers fell to Mississippi State 9-0 in five innings. 

Nebraska moved to 9-3 on the year, while the Bulldogs improved to 10-2. 

Kaylan Jablonski (5-2) got her second loss of the season, pitching three innings, giving up four hits and four runs. Cassady Knudsen stayed undefeated with a 4-0 record. She pitched a complete game for the Bulldogs, giving up just four hits and recording seven strikeouts. 

At the plate, Gina Metzler, Laura Barrow, Alyvia Simmons and Tristen Edwards each had one hit for the Huskers. 

Mississippi State took an early 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning.  A solo shot to right center gave the Bulldogs one run. Two more singles and another homerun gave Mississippi State a 4-0 lead. 

In the top of the fourth, the Bulldogs scored three more runs. Mississippi State put runners on the corners with two singles. A passed ball scored a run and moved the runner to second. A double put both runners in scoring position. Next, the Huskers got the lead runner out to prevent a run from scoring, but another double scored two more runs. In the middle of the fourth, Mississippi State led 7-0. 

In the top of the fifth, the Bulldogs scored twice. A double and a single put runners on second and third. A fielder's choice got the lead runner out and a line out to third gave the Huskers two outs, but Mississippi State wasn't finished. Back-to-back singles scored a pair of runs, before the Huskers could get out of the inning. 

The Huskers continue the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a game against UCLA on Friday at 7:30 p.m. CT. All of the action this weekend can be seen on FloSoftball or heard on Huskers.com (radio) courtesy of the IMG Husker Sports Network. 

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                         Mississippi State vs Nebraska
             Feb 22, 2018 at Cathedral City, CA (Big League Dreams)

Mississippi State 9 (10-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Kat Moore cf.............  4  1  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
Mia Davidson c...........  4  2  2  1   0  0  7  0   0
Reggie Harrison ss.......  4  1  2  5   0  0  2  0   2
Sarai Niu 1b.............  2  0  0  0   1  1  4  0   0
O'Neil Roberson dp.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   2
Emily Heimberger lf......  3  0  2  0   0  0  1  0   1
Carmen Carter rf.........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Calyn Adams 2b...........  3  3  2  1   0  0  0  2   0
Bevia Robinson 3b........  3  1  2  0   0  0  1  0   0
Cassady Knudsen p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 29  9 14  8   1  2 15  3   6

Nebraska 0 (9-3)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  2  0  1  0   1  0  2  0   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   0
Kaylan Jablonski p/ph....  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
 Regan Mergele p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Sydney McLeod p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  5  1   2
Rylie Unzicker lf........  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  2  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Gina Metzler cf..........  2  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Bree Boruff dp...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  2   0
Totals................... 20  0  4  0   1  7 15  8   6

Score by Innings               R  H  E
--------------------------------------
Mississippi State... 004 32 -  9 14  1
Nebraska............ 000 00 -  0  4  0
--------------------------------------

E - K. Moore. LOB - Bulldogs 6; Huskers 6. 2B - K. Moore; R. Harrison; E
Heimberger; C. Adams. HR - R. Harrison; C. Adams.

Mississippi State      IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Cassady Knudsen.....  5.0  4  0  0  1  7 20 21  75

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  3.0  6  4  4  0  1 15 15  37
Regan Mergele.......  1.0  4  3  3  1  1  7  8  33
Sydney McLeod.......  1.0  4  2  2  0  0  7  7  27

Win - C. Knudsen (4-0).  Loss - Jablonski (5-2).  Save - None.
WP - Mergele(3). PB - Cassidy(1). Pitches/strikes: C. Knudsen 75/50; Jablonski
37/27; Mergele 33/19; McLeod 27/16.
Umpires - HP: Hammerschmidt  1B: Treskot  3B: Garig
Start: 10:58 CT   Time: 1:20   Attendance:
Weather: clear
Game: NEB12

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