Ally Riley went 3-for-3, with two RBIs in game two of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Seven-Run Inning Helps Huskers Top Jacks in Five

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
12
3
South Dakota State

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5   R H E
South Dakota State 2 0 1 0 0   3 4 2
Nebraska 3 2 7 0 X   12 13 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Jablonski (10-5) 4.0 4 3 3 1 3
L - M. Hope (8-3) 2.1 10 9 8 1 0
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Ally Riley 3 0 3 2 0 0
Tristen Edwards 3 2 2 2 0 1
Game Notes

Nebraska's 12 runs are the most scored this season. It's also the first time the team has scored double-digit runs. 

Nebraska's 13 hits are tied for the most this season. 

Tristen Edwards' home run in the second inning marked the first at Bowlin Stadium this season and of her career.

Lincoln, Neb. -The Nebraska softball team (17-7) scored seven runs in the third inning to help the team defeat South Dakota State (14-9), 12-3, in five innings on Wednesdays evening, in game two of a doubleheader. The Huskers also won game one, 8-2. 

Kaylan Jablonski picked up her second win of the day, pitching 4,0 innings and giving up three runs on four hits. She also had one walk and strikeout. Olivia Ferrell also pitched one inning. She had no hits, no walks and now runs. 

SDSU's Madison Hope dropped to 8-3 on the season. She pitched 2.1 innings, gave up eight earned runs off 10 hits. She also had one walk. 

On offense, every starting Huskers got at least one hit. Ally Riley led the way, going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Tristen Edwards also had a good day offensively, going 2-for-3, with two runs, two RBIs and one homer - the first a Bowlin this season and her first-career home run at Bowlin. Gina Metzler also had two hits for the Huskers. She went 2-for-2, with two RBIs and one run. 

SDSU scored first, getting two runs in the top of the first with two singles and a double. 

Nebraska responded in the bottom of the inning. NU put runners on the corners with one out after Simmons got a leadoff single and made it to second on a wild pitch. Edwards was walked, but was out on the next play at second on a fielder's choice. Back-to-back singles from Madi Unzicker and Ally Riley scored Simmons and Jablonski to tie the game for the Huskers. Another single from Metzler gave the Huskers a 3-2 lead.

Nebraska added two more runs in the second. Otte singled and Edwards homered to deep centerfield to give the Huskers a 5-2 lead after two. 

In the top of the third, a leadoff walk followed by a double set up a good opportunity for the Jackrabbits. One run scored on a sacrifice fly. The Huskers retired the next two batters to get out of the situation without giving up the lead. 

The Huskers did damage in the bottom of the third, sending 13 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs. Back-to-back singles by Riley and Barrow put runners on first and second with no outs. Boruff pinch ran for Riley at second and Metzler hit another single to load the bases with no outs. Perry also singled to score one run and Taylor Otte hit a sacrifice fly to deep left field that scored another run. Simmons drew a walk to load the bases for Edwards. Edwards reached on a fielder's choice when the Jacks' third basemen opted to throw home. Her throw was wild allowing two runners to score and all base runners advanced an extra base. Jablonski followed with a single to score another one and Madi Unzicker was walked. Riley singled down the left field line to score one and load the bases. Metzler was walked to score another run and give the Huskers a 12-3 lead. 

South Dakota State was unable to make up the difference and the game ended after five innings due to the mercy rule. 

Nebraska is back in action this weekend at the Easton Invitational in Fullerton, Calif. The Huskers will play Grand Canyon, CSUN, No. 5 Oklahoma, Cal State Fullerton and DePaul once over the weekend. The first game is set for Friday at 2:30 p.m. (CT) against Grand Canyon. All games this weekend will be available on Huskers.com (radio) and FloSoftball/BTNPlus (subscription). 

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                    South Dakota State at Nebraska (Game 2)
                 Mar 14, 2018 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

South Dakota State 3 (14-9)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Abbey Murphy rf..........  2  1  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
Julia Andersen cf........  3  1  2  0   0  0  3  0   0
Ali Herdliska 1b.........  1  0  0  1   0  1  4  0   0
Brittney Morse dp........  2  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Mallory McQuistan c......  2  0  1  2   0  1  1  0   1
Baily Janssen 2b.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   1
Dana Chavez lf...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Megan Rushing 3b.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Erin Mullen ph/3b.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Yanney Ponce ss..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Kerigan Torres ph.......  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Madison Hope p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Kendra Conard p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Olivia Douglas p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 17  3  4  3   2  3 12  3   2

Nebraska 12 (17-7)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Alyvia Simmons rf........  3  2  1  0   1  0  1  0   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  3  2  2  2   1  0  2  0   0
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  4  2  1  1   0  0  0  0   1
 Olivia Ferrell p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  2  1  1  1   1  0  6  0   0
Ally Riley dp............  3  0  3  2   0  0  0  0   0
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  2   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  2  1  2  2   1  0  2  0   0
Alexis Perry 3b..........  3  1  1  1   0  0  0  0   5
Taylor Otte cf...........  2  1  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
Totals................... 25 12 13 10   4  1 15  2   6

Score by Innings               R  H  E
--------------------------------------
South Dakota State.. 201 00 -  3  4  2
Nebraska............ 327 0X - 12 13  0
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E - Andersen(1); Rushing(3). DP - Huskers 1. LOB - Jackrabbits 2; Huskers 6.
2B - Andersen(11); Morse(8). HR - Edwards(5). SF - Herdliska(1); Otte(1).

South Dakota State     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Madison Hope........  2.1 10  9  8  1  0 16 18  61
Kendra Conard.......  0.2  2  3  2  3  0  5  8  33
Olivia Douglas......  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4  15

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  4.0  4  3  3  1  3 15 17  64
Olivia Ferrell......  1.0  0  0  0  1  0  2  3  14

Win - Jablonski (10-5).  Loss - Hope (8-3).  Save - None.
WP - Hope 2(2). Pitches/strikes: Hope 61/40; Conard 33/17; Douglas 15/10;
Jablonski 64/37; Ferrell 14/8.
Umpires - HP: Kelly Ternes  1B: Matthew Titkemeier  3B: Joe Havenhill
Start: 5:47 PM   Time: 1:27   Attendance: 752
Weather: sunny
Game: NEB24

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