Sarah Yocom got her first-career at bat against the Shockers on Sunday afternoon.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fall in Five to Shockers

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
0
8
Wichita state

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Wichita State 1 0 5 0 2 0 0   8 9 1
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 2 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - B. Lange (5-4) 5.0 2 0 0 0 3
L - O. Ferrell (5-1) 3.0 7 6 6 2 2
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Kaylan Jablonski 2 0 1 0 0 0
Alyvia Simmons 2 0 1 0 0 0
Game Notes

Every healthy Husker hitter has made at least one plate appearance this season. 

Sarah Yocom played on defense for the first time in her career after coming in to playing second base.

Sarah Yocom had her first-career at bat against Wichita State. 

Lincoln, Neb.  The Nebraska softball team (11-7) dropped the third game of the series to Wichita State (9-8) Sunday afternoon by a score of 8-0 in five innings. 

The Huskers got just two hits off the Shockers. Gina Metzler and Kaylan Jablonski each had one hit.

WSU's Bailey Lange pitched a complete game, giving up two hits and recording three strikeouts. Olivia Ferrell got her first loss of the season and dropped to 5-1. She pitched three innings, gave up seven hits and six runs. Regan Mergele pitched two innings of relief. She gave up two earned runs on two hits and had two strikeouts. 

The Shockers got right to work in the first inning, scoring one run. A leadoff single and a sacrifice bunt put a runner in scoring position with one out. Another single put runners on first and second and a double scored  one run and put runners on the corners. The Huskers got out of the inning with a big double play. Simmons caught a foul fly and threw the ball to Ally Riley who got the runner out at home. 

In the second, a one-out double for the Shockers gave them an opportunity to extend their lead, but a strikeout and a ground out ended the top of the inning. 

In the bottom of the inning, leadoff batter Riley reached second after a throwing error on the third baseman. A strikeout and a flyout put Metzler at the pate with two outs. She singled up the middle to put runners on the corners. The Shockers ended the inning by getting Metzler out as she attempted to steal second.

WSU did damage in the third inning, scoring five runs. A leadoff single, a stolen base and sacrifice bunt put a runner on third with one out. Ferrell got another strikeout, but two walks loaded the bases. A triple scored three runs and a homer scored two more. 

The Shockers scored two runs in the top of the fifth. A a walk, a single and a sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third. A single to right field brought both across the plate. 

The Huskers hit the road again next weekend as they head to Lawrence, Kan., for the Jayhawk Invitational March 9-11. NU is schedule for five games, playing one game against Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Tulsa, Kansas and UMKC. Game one is set for Friday at 9 a.m. (CT) against Green Bay.

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                           Wichita State at Nebraska
                 Mar 04, 2018 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Wichita State 8 (9-8)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Wright, Mackenzie 3b.....  4  2  2  0   0  0  1  2   1
Buck, Ryleigh 1b.........  0  0  0  0   1  0  8  0   0
Derrico, Laurie ss.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  1   0
Luellen, Paige rf........  2  1  1  1   1  1  1  0   1
Bingham, Caitlin dp......  1  1  0  0   2  0  0  0   1
 Palmer, Morgan pr.......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Perrigan, Madison c......  3  1  2  3   0  0  3  1   0
 Kelsheimer, Cassidy pr..  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Webber, Asea lf..........  2  1  2  2   0  0  0  0   0
Nickerson, Bailee cf.....  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0
Lange, Bailey p..........  3  0  1  2   0  0  0  1   2
Huecker, Kaylee 2b.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
Totals................... 20  8  9  8   4  4 15  7   5

Nebraska 0 (11-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  2  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Kaylan Jablonski dp......  2  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   1
Ally Riley c.............  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
 Bri Cassidy c...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Olivia Ferrell p.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Sarah Yocom 2b..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  4   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  2  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Taylor Otte cf...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
 Regan Mergele p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 17  0  2  0   0  3 15  6   2

Score by Innings               R  H  E
--------------------------------------
Wichita State....... 105 02 -  8  9  1
Nebraska............ 000 00 -  0  2  0
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E - WRIGHT, M.(4). DP - Huskers 1. LOB - Shockers 5; Huskers 2. 2B -
LUELLEN, P.(2); WEBBER, A.(3). 3B - PERRIGAN, M.(2). HR - WEBBER, A.(1). HBP
- NICKERSON, B. SH - BUCK, R. 2(4); WEBBER, A.(1). SB - WRIGHT, M.(3). CS -
Metzler(1).

Wichita State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Lange, Bailey.......  5.0  2  0  0  0  3 17 17  69

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Olivia Ferrell......  3.0  7  6  6  2  2 13 18  55
Regan Mergele.......  2.0  2  2  2  2  2  7 10  39

Win - LANGE, B. (5-4).  Loss - Ferrell (5-1).  Save - None.
HBP - by Ferrell (NICKERSON, B). Pitches/strikes: LANGE, B. 69/47; Ferrell
55/34; Mergele 39/25.
Umpires - HP: Michael Porter  1B: Terry Holt  3B: Scott Greger
Start: 1:01 pm   Time: 1:27   Attendance: 444
Weather: cloudy
Game: NEB18

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