Alyvia Simmons went 1-for-3, with two RBIs in Nebraska's 7-0 win over Green Bay.
Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Shut Out Green Bay, 7-0

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
7
0
Green Bay

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Green Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 2
Nebraska 3 0 1 2 0 0 X   7 7 1
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - O. Ferrell (6-1) 6.0 6 0 0 0 1
L - E. Pautz (0-4) 6.0 7 7 5 7 1
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Tristen Edwards 4 1 2 0 1 0
Alyvia Simmons 3 0 1 2 1 0
Gina Metzler 2 1 1 1 1 0
Laura Barrow 2 1 1 0 1 0
Game Notes

Nebraska drew a season-high seven walks and a season-best four doubles against Green Bay.

The Husker hitters recorded just one strikeout, marking the fourth time this season the team has had less than two strikeouts. 

NU's pitching staff recorded its second shutout of the season. The Huskers also shutout No. 15 Utah in the opening weekend.

Olivia Ferrell pitched six scoreless inning, giving up just six hits and no walks. 

Lawrence, Kan. - The Nebraska softball team (12-7) won its first game of the Jayhawk Invitational Friday morning after it defeated Green Bay 7-0. It marked the Huskers' first of two games this morning, as they are set to play Northern Iowa at 11:30 a.m. 

Olivia Ferrell improved to 6-1 on the season, pitching six scoreless innings and allowing just six hits. Regan Mergele also pitched one inning of relief. She gave up no hits and got one strikeout. 

Green Bay's Elizabeth Pautz dropped to 0-4 on the year, pitching a complete game and giving up five earned runs and seven walks. 

On offense, Tristen Edwards led the team with two hits and one run. Alyvia Simmons also had one hit and two RBIs. Kaylan Jablonski, Laurra Barrow, Gina Metzler and Bri Cassidy also had hits for the Huskers.

The Huskers got right to work in the bottom of the first, scoring three runs off one hit and one Phoenix error. Simmons, Edwards and Jablonski all got on base with a walk, a single and another walk, to load the bases. With one out, Taylor Otte dribbled a ball down the left field line and reached on a fielder's choice that got the lead runner out at home. The catcher attempted to get Otte out at first as well, but a throwing error allowed Edwards and Jablonski to score and Otte advanced all the way to third. Barrow was walked to put runners on the corners. With Metzler at the plate, Barrow attempted to steal second. She got caught in a rundown for the third out, but stalled long enough to allow Otte to score. 

The Huskers extended their lead to 4-0 in the third. Jablonski got on base with a one-out single and Unzicker was walked to put runners on first and second. Both runners advanced one base on a groundout to first and Jablonski scored on a wild pitch to give NU one more run. 

In the fourth inning, the Big Red scored two more runs. Metzler and Kneib both drew walks to put runners on first and second with one out. Boruff pinch ran for Kneib and Simmons doubled to center field to score both runners. 

In the bottom of the fifth, a two-out double from Barrow brought Metzler - the winning run due to the mercy rule - to the plate. Metzler doubled to score Barrow and put the winning run in scoring position, but a fly out to centerfield kept Green Bay's hope alive. 

In the sixth, Edwards hit a two-out double to again put the winning run in scoring position, but a foul fly ended the inning. 

Nebraska plays UNI at approximately 11:30 a.m. A live radio broadcast is available on Huskers.com, courtesy of the IMG Husker Sports Network. 

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                             Green Bay vs Nebraska
                 Mar 09, 2018 at Lawrence, KS (Arrocha at RCP)

Green Bay 0 (1-10)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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SCHUL=Z, Bailey cf.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   1
DELAGRANGE 1b/dh.........  3  0  1  0   0  1  5  1   0
ONSTAD c.................  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   2
HISLOPE, =llie dh........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Schwebke 1b.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
DROHNER, Aub=ey rf.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  1   1
 SC=UBERT rf.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
BIHUN     =2 3b..........  2  0  1  0   0  1  2  2   0
Madeiros lf..............  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
GUZMAN =20 ss............  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  2   0
MAGALDI, Olivia 2b.......  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  2   1
PAUTZ, Elizabeth p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
Totals................... 26  0  6  0   0  2 18 11   6

Nebraska 7 (12-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  3  0  1  2   1  0  2  0   1
Tristen Edwards ss.......  4  1  2  0   0  0  2  2   0
Kaylan Jablonski dh......  2  2  1  0   1  0  0  0   1
 Rylie Unzicker ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  2  0  0  0   1  1  7  0   0
Taylor Otte cf...........  3  1  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  2  1  1  0   1  0  3  2   1
Gina Metzler lf..........  2  1  1  1   1  0  3  0   0
Bri Cassidy c............  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  1   1
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  0  0  0  0   2  0  1  3   0
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Alexis Perry ph/3b......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Olivia Ferrell p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Regan Mergele p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 23  7  7  3   7  1 21  9   5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Green Bay........... 000 000 0 -  0  6  2
Nebraska............ 301 210 X -  7  7  1
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E - DELAGRANGE; ONSTAD; Barrow(2). LOB - Green Bay 6; Nebraska 5. 2B -
Simmons(3); Edwards(4); Barrow(2); Metzler(1). SH - BIHUN     =2. SB -
Jablonski(2); Metzler(4). CS - BIHUN     =2; Barrow(1).

Green Bay              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
PAUTZ, Elizabeth....  6.0  7  7  5  7  1 23 30

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
-----------------------------------------------
Olivia Ferrell......  6.0  6  0  0  0  1 22 23
Regan Mergele.......  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  4  4

Win - Ferrell (6-1).  Loss - PAUTZ (0-4).  Save - None.
WP - PAUTZ 2.
Umpires - HP: Robert Blatcher  1B: Jana Tidwell  3B: Matt Dial
Start: 9:02 AM   Time: 1:56   Attendance:
Weather: 40 degrees, clear
Game: NEB19

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