Taylor Otte had one double in game two against the Hawkeyes.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Split Series with Hawkeyes

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
3
0
IOWA

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 2
Nebraska 0 0 0 1 0 2 X   3 7 1
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - O. Ferrell (8-4) 5.0 6 0 0 0 1
L - L. Shaw (3-7) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
S - K. Jablonski (6) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Kaylan Jablonski 3 0 2 1 0 0
Tristen Edwards 3 2 2 0 1 0
Game Notes

Bri Cassidy recorded her first ever stolen base in game two against the Hawkeyes.

Taylor Otte doubled in the fifth to snap a nine-game hitless streak.

Kaylan Jablonski picked up her sixth save of the season. She now ranks second in the senior record books and is tied for second in NU's all-time record book.

Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska softball team (28-14, 6-5 Big Ten) split the doubleheader with Iowa (19-18, 5-5 Big Ten) on Tuesday after shutting out the Hawkeyes in game two by a score of 3-0. 

Olivia Ferrell improved to 8-4, pitching 5.0 innings and giving up six hits. She had no walks and one strikeout. Kaylan Jablonski earned her sixth save of the season, which ties her for second in the senior record books and ties her for second overall in the NU history books. She pitched 2.0 innings, giving up no hits, no walks and recording three strikeouts. 

Lauren Shaw dropped to 3-7 on the season, pitching 5.0 innings. She gave up six hits and one earned run. She also had three strikeouts.

The Huskers had seven hits against Iowa. Tristen Edwards and Jablonski each had two, while Madi Unzicker, Bri Cassidy and Taylor Otte each had one. 

The game was scoreless through the first three and a half innings. In the bottom of the fourth, the Huskers took a 1-0 lead, after singles from Edwards, Jablonski and Madi Unzicker. 

In the top of the fifth, the Hawkeyes put runners on first and second with two outs. With another single, the lead runner was sent home to try to tie the game, but the Huskers had different plans. Gina Metzler made a great throw from left field to Bri Cassidy, who tagged the runner out at the plate to keep the Huskers in the lead.

In the bottom of the sixth, Nebraska extended its lead with help from a pair of Iowa errors. Laura Barrow reached on an error and Bree Boruff pinch ran for her. Then, Edwards doubled, but a fielding error allowed Boruff to score and Edwards to go to third. Jablonski delivered a perfect bunt and reached first, while Edwards scored to put the Huskers up 3-0.

Nebraska is back in action this weekend when it hosts Purdue for a three-game series. Due to weather, the weekend schedule has been changed. The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 3 p.m. Game three will be played on Saturday or Sunday. Check Huskers.com for updates and more information.

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                           Iowa at Nebraska (Game 2)
                 Apr 10, 2018 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Iowa 0 (19-18,5-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mallory Kilian 1b........  4  0  0  0   0  0 10  0   0
Lea Thompson 2b..........  3  0  2  0   0  0  0  2   0
Aralee Bogar ss..........  3  0  2  0   0  0  2  4   0
Allie Wood cf............  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Taylor Libby dp..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
McKenzie Schneider rf....  2  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Angela Schmiederer c.....  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  0   1
Sarah Kurtz 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  1   0
Cheyenne Pratt lf........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Lauren Shaw p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Allison Doocy p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 27  0  6  0   0  4 18  8   7

Nebraska 3 (28-14,6-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Laura Barrow 2b..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  3   0
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  3  2  2  0   0  0  3  1   0
Kaylan Jablonski dp/p....  3  0  2  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Rylie Unzicker pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  3  0  1  1   0  0  7  0   0
 Sarah Yocom pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  2   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   3
Bri Cassidy c............  2  0  1  0   0  0  6  0   0
Taylor Otte cf...........  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Olivia Ferrell p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 25  3  7  2   0  4 21  7   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Iowa................ 000 000 0 -  0  6  2
Nebraska............ 000 102 X -  3  7  1
-----------------------------------------

E - Bogar(21); Kurtz(7); Kneib(5). DP - Hawkeyes 1. LOB - Hawkeyes 7;
Huskers 4. 2B - Edwards(9); Otte(5). HBP - Schneider. SB - R. Unzicker(3);
Cassidy(1).

Iowa                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Lauren Shaw.........  5.0  6  3  1  0  3 21 21  63
Allison Doocy.......  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4  12

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Olivia Ferrell......  5.0  6  0  0  0  1 21 21  60
Kaylan Jablonski....  2.0  0  0  0  0  3  6  7  25

Win - Ferrell (8-4).  Loss - Shaw (3-7).  Save - Jablonski (6).
HBP - by Jablonski (Schneider). Pitches/strikes: Shaw 63/47; Doocy 12/9; Ferrell
60/44; Jablonski 25/16.
Umpires - HP: Joe Havenhill  1B: Matthew Titkemeier  3B: Sergio P. Villareal
Start: 5:56 PM   Time: 1:34   Attendance: 511
Weather: sunny
Shaw faced 2 batters in the 6th.
Game: NEB42

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