Head Coach Rhonda Revelle earned her 950th win at Nebraska with the victory over Northern Iowa.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Claw Panthers, Revelle Gets Win 950 at NU

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
6
3
Northern Iowa

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Nebraska 0 1 2 0 2 1 0   6 9 1
Northern Iowa 1 0 0 0 2 0 0   3 8 2
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Jablonski (6-5) 7.0 8 3 2 0 2
L - J. Spencer (6-4) 5.0 7 5 4 2 6
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Taylor Otte 3 2 2 2 0 1
Game Notes

Nebraska had multiple home runs for just the third time this season. The homers were the team's first since Feb. 24.

Taylor Otte had one of the homers. It marked her third of the season, which is equal to her last three seasons combined. 

Head coach Rhonda Revelle earned her 950th win at Nebraska with the victory over UNI. 

Lawrence, Kan. - The Nebraska softball team (13-7) won its second game of the day after downing the Northern Iowa Panthers (13-8) by a score of 6-3 in its second game of the Jayhawk Invitational. The victory also marked a milestone for Head Coach Rhonda Revelle, as she won her 950th game as the head coach at Nebraska.  

Kaylan Jablonski pitched a complete game, giving up three runs on eight hits. She had no walks and recorded two strikeouts. 

UNI's Jaclyn Spencer dropped to 6-4. She pitched five innings, giving up five runs - four which were earned - on seven hits. She also had two walks and six strikeouts. 

It took a team effort on offense as six different Huskers had hits, including Tristen Edwards, Taylor Otte and Ally Riley who each had two. Alyvia Simmons, Jablonski and Madi Unzicker each had one hit. Unzicker and Otte both had home runs as well for the Huskers. 

UNI took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. A one-out single put a runner on. She stole second and then advanced to third on a throwing error. Another single scored the run. 

Nebraska responded in the top of the second. Otte reached on an error and stole second. Barrow was walked to put runners on first and second. Metzler bunted to move both runners over and Riley singled through the right side to bring Otte home and tie the game.

NU took the lead in the third. Jablonski singled and Madi Unzicker homered to left centerfield.

In the fifth, Edwards hit a leadoff double to set up a good opportunity for the Huskers to get some insurance runs. The next two batters grounded out and struck out to bring Otte to the plate. Otte smashed the second pitch over the left field fence to score two additional runs and give Nebraska a 5-1 lead.

The Panthers cut the lead in the bottom of the fifth. A pair of singles put runners on first and second with no outs.  A groundout moved both runners over. A double scored two runs and brought the tying run to the plate with one out, but the Husker defense turned a pair of grounders to get out of the jam, still with a 5-3 lead.

The Big Red added another run in the sixth. A leadoff single by Riley started things off. Rylie Unzicker pinch ran at first and Lexey Kneib was up to bat. Kneib delivered a great bunt and Unzicker used her speed to get all the way to third. Simmons then singled through the middle to score Unzicker and put Nebraska up 6-3. 

The Huskers continue the Jayhawk Invitational on Saturday as they take on Tulsa (11:30 a.m.) and Kansas (2 p.m.). There will be a live radio stream on Huskers.com, courtesy of the IMG Husker Sports Network for both games. 

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                           Nebraska vs Northern Iowa
                 Mar 09, 2018 at Lawrence, KS (Arrocha at RCP)

Nebraska 6 (13-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  4  0  1  1   0  2  2  0   2
Tristen Edwards ss.......  4  1  2  0   0  1  0  4   0
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  3  1  1  0   1  0  0  4   0
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  4  1  1  2   0  2 15  0   3
Taylor Otte cf...........  3  2  2  2   1  0  0  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  2  0  0  0   2  0  2  3   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Ally Riley dp............  3  0  2  1   0  1  0  0   0
 Rylie Unzicker pr/dp....  1  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  4   0
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Totals................... 29  6  9  6   4  8 21 15   8

Northern Iowa 3 (13-8)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Roby, Brittney lf........  4  0  2  2   0  0  2  0   0
Bunch, Sammey ss.........  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0
Bailey, Kennedy 1b.......  3  0  1  1   0  0  6  2   2
Spencer, Jaclyn p/dp.....  3  0  2  0   0  0  0  1   0
Downs, Abby dp...........  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
 Chesser, Ashley c.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Krodinger, Courtney cf...  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Dudek, Claire 2b.........  3  1  1  0   0  0  2  2   1
Kohl, Jenny 3b...........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  1   0
Drahn, Tianna rf.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Krodinger, Brittney c....  0  0  0  0   0  0  5  1   0
 Olejniczak, Emma p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 28  3  8  3   0  2 21  9   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Nebraska............ 012 021 0 -  6  9  1
Northern Iowa....... 100 020 0 -  3  8  2
-----------------------------------------

E - Jablonski(2); Roby, B.(1); Dudek, C.(2). DP - Nebraska 1. LOB - Nebraska
8; UNI 4. 2B - Edwards 2(6); Roby, B.(5). HR - M. Unzicker(3); Otte(3). SH -
Metzler(3); Kneib(2). SB - Otte(6); Bunch, S.(3).

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  7.0  8  3  2  0  2 28 28 108

Northern Iowa          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Spencer, Jaclyn.....  5.0  7  5  4  2  6 22 25  88
Olejniczak, Emma....  2.0  2  1  1  2  2  7 10  42

Win - Jablonski (6-5).  Loss - Spencer, J. (6-4).  Save - None.
Pitches/strikes: Jablonski 108/68; Spencer, J. 88/54; Olejniczak,E 42/20.
Umpires - HP: Bubba Ewald  1B: Matt Leisure  3B: David Erwin
Start: 11:31 AM   Time: 1:58   Attendance:
Weather: 49 degrees, clear
Game: NEB20

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