Kaylan Jablonski hit three homers in Nebraska's win over Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon, becoming the first Husker to do so since Christie McCoy on April 18, 1998. She tied the school record and Big Ten record for most homers in a game with three.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Jablonski Ties Home Run Record as NU Crushes Titans

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
7
1
Cal State fullerton

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Nebraska 5 0 1 0 0 0 1   7 7 0
Cal State Fullerton 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 11 1
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Jablonski (0-0) 7.0 11 1 1 1 4
L - H. Johnson (1-4) 0.2 3 5 5 2 1
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Kaylan Jablonski 4 3 3 4 0 3
Taylor Otte 3 1 2 3 0 1
Ally Riley 3 1 2 0 0 0
Game Notes

Nebraska had four homers in one game for the first time since April 8, 2017 (Rutgers).

Kaylan Jablonski had three home runs against Cal State Fullerton, marking the first time a Husker had three homers in one game, since April 18, 1998 (Christie McCoy vs. Missouri).

Bree Boruff drew a walk in the six, marking the first time she has reached base as a Husker. 

Fullerton, Calif. - Kaylan Jablonski hit three home runs, tying the program record and Big Ten record, to help the Nebraska softball team (19-9) cruise by Cal State Fullerton (12-16), 7-1, in its second game of the day on Saturday. 

Kaylan Jablonski led the team at the plate and in the circle. She hit three home runs, becoming the first Husker to do so since Christie McCoy did on April 18, 1998. It also ties the Big Ten record. Jablonski becomes the 13th Big Ten hitter to record three home runs in a single game and the first since 2017. Jablonski also finished with three runs and four RBIs.

In the circle, Jablonski improved to 12-5. She pitched a complete game, giving up one run on 11 hits. She also had one walk and four strikeouts. 

Taylor Otte also had a home run for the Huskers. She finished with two hits, one run and three RBIs. Ally Riley also went 2-for-3, with one run. 

For Fullerton, Hannah Johnson dropped to 1-4. She pitched 0.2 innings and gave up five runs and three hits, including two homers.

The Huskers got straight to work, scoring five runs in the first. NU scored two after Edwards drew a one-out walk and Jablonski homered to left center. Riley followed with a single and Madi Unzicker drew a walk. Otte then hit another homer to score three more runs.

In the third, Jablonski hit a leadoff homer to extend the Huskers' lead to 6-0.

The Huskers loaded the bases in the sixth. Bree Boruff drew a leadoff walk. She was out at second on the next play, but Madi Unzicker reached first on the fielder's choice. Unzicker then made it to second on an error by the pitcher, while Taylor Otte advanced to first. Sarah Yocom pinch ran for Unzicker. Gina Metzler moved both runners over with a sacrifice bunt, but the Titans retired the next batter to get out of the situation.

The Titans cut the lead to 6-1 in the bottom of the sixth. A pair of one-out singles got things started. A fielder's choice got the runner out a second, but put runners on the corners. One single scored a run and another single loaded the bases. A good throw from Alyiva Simmons in right to Bri Cassidy at home kept the runner from crossing the plate. The Huskers retired the next batter to end the inning.

In the top of the seventh, Jablonski hit her record-tying home run to give the Huskers a 7-1 lead.

The Titans made a bit of a comeback effort in the bottom of the inning, hitting a pair of two-out singles, but the Huskers retired the next batter to end the game.

The Huskers conclude the Easton Invitational tomorrow when the team takes on DePaul at noon CT. The game will be available on Huskers.com (radio), as well as FloSoftball/BTNPlus (subscription required).
Box Score
                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                        Nebraska at Cal State Fullerton
            Mar 17, 2018 at Fullerton, Calif. (Anderson Family Fld)

Nebraska 7 (19-9)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  3  1  0  0   1  0  0  5   0
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  4  3  3  4   0  0  0  2   0
Ally Riley dp............  3  1  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rylie Unzicker pr.......  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  3  1   0
 Bree Boruff ph..........  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  1  1  0  0   2  0  9  1   0
 Sarah Yocom pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Taylor Otte cf...........  3  1  2  3   0  0  2  0   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   2
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0
Totals................... 26  7  7  7   4  3 21 10   3

Cal State Fullerton 1 (12-16)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Clemetson, Brooke rf.....  4  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   3
Vandiver, Sammie lf......  4  0  3  0   0  0  0  0   0
Hill, Deshea 3b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Rodriguez, Janelle dp...  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   1
Richard, Zoe 1b..........  3  0  2  0   1  0  8  0   0
 Whitmore, Kelsie pr.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Williams, Ari cf.........  4  1  2  0   0  0  2  0   4
Ybarra, Bryanna dp/3b....  4  0  1  0   0  0  1  1   2
Kennedy, Sam 2b..........  2  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0
 Siofele, Irie 2b........  1  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0
Brannan, Shianne ss......  3  0  2  1   0  1  0  5   0
Valenzuela, Julia c......  2  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   1
 Cova, Jody c............  1  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Johnson, Hannah p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Grimes, Kenzie p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 32  1 11  1   1  4 21 11  11

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Nebraska............ 501 000 1 -  7  7  0
Cal State Fullerton. 000 001 0 -  1 11  1
-----------------------------------------

E - K. Grimes(1). LOB - NEB 3; CSF 11. HR - Jablonski 3(7); Otte(5). SH -
Metzler(4). CS - R. Unzicker(1).

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  7.0 11  1  1  1  4 32 33 140

Cal State Fullerton    IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Johnson, Hannah.....  0.2  3  5  5  2  1  5  7  26
Grimes, Kenzie......  6.1  4  2  2  2  2 21 24  78

Win - Jablonski (12-5).  Loss - H. Johnson (1-4).  Save - None.
Pitches/strikes: Jablonski 140/92; H. Johnson 26/15; K. Grimes 78/43.
Umpires - HP: Mark Craver  1B: Rob Penticoff  3B: Mark Korras
Start: 3:30 pm   Time: 2:01   Attendance: 387
Weather: 60, partly cloudy
Game: NEB28

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