Kaylan Jablonski pitched a complete game and gave up just one run. She also went 1-for-3 at the plate, with one homer, one RBI, one walk and two runs.
Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Rock Jawhawks, 5-1

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
5
1
Kansas

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Nebraska 1 0 0 0 2 2 0   5 7 0
Kansas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Jablonski (8-5) 7.0 4 1 1 2 5
L - B. Minor (4-1) 5.2 7 5 5 2 2
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Ally Riley 3 0 2 1 0 0
Kaylan Jablonski 3 2 1 1 0 1
Game Notes

The Huskers handed Kansas pitcher Brynn Minor her first lost of the season. 

Kaylan Jablonski went 1-for-3, with two runs and a homer against Kansas marking her fifth straight game with a hit. 

Alyvia Simmons finished the game 1-for-4, with a double and two RBIs to reach base for the fourth straight game.

Madi Unzicker went 1-for-3, with a double and an RBI, getting on base for the fourth consecutive game.

Laura Barrow has reached base for the fourth straight game, tying her longest of the season. She went 1-for-3, with one run against KU.

Lawrence, Kan.  The Nebraska softball team (15-7) completed a weekend sweep at the Jayhawk Invitational after defeating host team Kansas (17-5) by a score of 5-1 Saturday afternoon in its second game of the day. Nebraska went 4-0 over the weekend, defeating Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Tulsa and Kansas. NU was originally scheduled to play a fifth game on Sunday against UMKC, but that game has been cancelled due to weather. 

Kaylan Jablonski picked up her eighth win of the season. She pitched a complete seven inning game and gave up just four hits and one run. She also had five strikeouts. The Huskers handed Brynn Minor her first loss of the season. She dropped to 4-1, pitching 5.2 innings and giving up five runs off seven hits. She also had two walks and two strikeouts.

On offense, Ally Riley led the Huskers, going 2-for-3, with an RBI. Jablonski also helped offensively, finishing 1-for-3, with one homer, one RBI, one walk and two runs. Alyvia Simmons, Madi Unzicker, Laura Barrow and Gina Metzler each had one hit for NU as well. 

The Huskers scored in the top of the first after Jablonski drew a two-out walk and Madi Unzicker doubled to score one run. 

The Jayhawks responded in the bottom half of the inning, scoring one run. A leadoff walk and a sacrifice bunt put a runner in scoring position with one out and a single tied the game.

In the second, Kansas hit a leadoff triple, but Jablonski retired the next three batters to leave her stranded and end the inning. 

In the top of the fifth, the Huskers regained the lead. Metzler drew a one-out walk and Riley singled down the left side to put two runners on with one out. Bree Boruff pinch ran for Riley. A few batters later, Simmons doubled to center field to score two more runs. Simmons also advanced to third on the throw home. The Jayhawks got out of the inning with a groundout, but not before the Huskers took a 3-1 lead. 

Nebraska extended its lead in the top of the sixth after Jablonski hit a leadoff home run to left field. A few batters later, Barrow hit a two-out single and Metzler was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. Riley singled to score Barrow and give the Huskers a 5-1 lead. Metzler advanced to third on the throw, putting runners on the corners with two outs. Riley stole second and Rylie Unzicker pinch ran for her. Alexis Perry drew a walk to load the bases for the top of the Husker order, but a grounder got the Jayhawks out of the inning.

The Huskers are back in action on Tuesday for a game in Omaha against UNO, beginning at 5 p.m. NU then returns home on Wednesday to play a doubleheader against South Dakota State, beginning a 3 p.m.






Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                               Nebraska at Kansas
                 Mar 10, 2018 at Lawrence, KS (Arrocha at RCP)

Nebraska 5 (15-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  4  0  1  2   0  0  2  0   3
Tristen Edwards ss.......  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  1   1
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  3  2  1  1   1  1  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  3  0  1  1   0  0 11  0   0
 Sarah Yocom pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Taylor Otte cf...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   2
Laura Barrow 2b..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  2  5   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  1  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Ally Riley dp............  3  0  2  1   0  1  0  0   0
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rylie Unzicker pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Alexis Perry 3b..........  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  5   0
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  4  1   0
Totals................... 27  5  7  5   3  4 21 12   6

Kansas 1 (17-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Jackson, Brittany cf.....  2  1  0  0   1  0  3  0   1
Dellinger, Sam 2b........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
 Sykes, Madison 2b.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Roane, Jessie 3b.........  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  2   0
Ridling, Harli c.........  3  0  1  1   0  0  5  0   0
Travieso, Tarin dp/p.....  2  0  1  0   1  1  0  1   1
McGinley, Erin lf........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   3
Gayre, Shelby ss.........  3  0  1  0   0  0  2  2   0
Monaghan, Becki 1b.......  2  0  0  0   0  0  9  0   0
 Bermel, Emily ph........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Warren, Mikayla rf.......  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Mehringer, Annie ph.....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Minor, Brynn p/dp........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 24  1  4  1   2  5 21  5   5

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Nebraska............ 100 022 0 -  5  7  0
Kansas.............. 100 000 0 -  1  4  0
-----------------------------------------

LOB - Nebraska 6; Kansas 5. 2B - Simmons(4); M. Unzicker(3). 3B - Gayre(1).
HR - Jablonski(4). HBP - M. Unzicker; Metzler. SH - Dellinger(3). SB -
Riley(1).

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  7.0  4  1  1  2  5 24 27 102

Kansas                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Minor, Brynn........  5.2  7  5  5  2  2 23 26  84
Travieso, Tarin.....  1.1  0  0  0  1  2  4  6  32

Win - Jablonski (7-5).  Loss - Minor (4-1).  Save - None.
HBP - by Minor (Metzler); by Travieso (M. Unzicker). Pitches/strikes: Jablonski
102/65; Minor 84/46; Travieso 32/19.
Umpires - HP: Bubba Ewald  1B: Matt Leisure  3B: David Erwin
Start: 2:20 PM   Time: 1:58   Attendance: 628
Weather: 58 degrees, overcast
Game: NEB22

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