Kaylan Jablonski hit her first-career grand slam in the first inning to help the Huskers defeat Purdue in game two of the doubleheader. She also pitched 4.0 innings and picked up her 21st win of the season.
Photo by Stephanie Carpenter/Nebraska Communications

Ten-Run Inning Helps Huskers Crush Purdue

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
10
1
Purdue

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5   R H E
Purdue 0 0 0 1 0   1 4 0
Nebraska 10 0 0 0 X   10 8 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Jablonski (21-9) 4.0 3 1 1 2 4
L - S. Bates (4-12) 0.0 0 3 0 3 0
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Kaylan Jablonski 3 1 2 4 0 1
Madi Unzicker 3 1 2 0 0 0
Game Notes

Nebraska scored 10 runs in the first inning and prior to today, NU had only scored 10 runs in two games this season. 

Jablonski picked up her 20th and 21st wins today against Purdue. She is now one of just six pitchers nationally to have 20 wins this season and is currently tied for second overall. 

Kaylan Jablonski hit her first-career grand slam against the Boilermakers.

On the day, Tristen Edwards went 5-for-6 (.833), with two runs, one double and five RBIs. She also drew two walks.

In the doubleheader, Laura Barrow went 2-for-3 (.667), with five walks and five runs.

Lincoln, Neb. -The Nebraska softball team (30-15, 8-5 Big Ten) picked up its 30th win of the season in its second game of the day after beating Purdue (11-31, 3-8 Big Ten) by a score of 10-1 in five innings. 

Nebraska scored all 10 of its runs in the first inning. Kaylan Jablonski and Madi Unzicker each had two hits. Jablonski hit a grand slam that scored Nebraska's first four runs. Alyvia Simmons, Tristen Edwards, Taylor Otte and Lexey Kneib each had one hit for the Huskers as well. 

Kaylan Jablonski improved to 21-9, pitching 4.0 innings. She gave up one run on three hits. She also had two walks and four strikeouts. Regan Mergele pitched 1.0 inning of relief. She gave up one hit and had one strikeout. 

Purdue's Sydney Bates dropped to 4-12 on the season. She pitched less than one inning and gave up three runs on three walks. 

In the first inning, Nebraska sent 14 batters to the plate. Simmons, Barrow and Edwards each drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Jablonski then hit a grand slam to give the Huskers a 4-0 lead. Three singles from Madi Unzicker, Otte and Kneib loaded the bases again and Olivia Ferrell was hit by a pitch to score another run. Metzler reached on a fielder's choice, but the lead runner was out at home. Simmons singled to score two more runs. Barrow drew a walk to load the bases again and Edwards double to give Nebraska a 10-0 lead. 

Purdue scored one run in the fourth. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases. A fielder's choice got the lead runner out at home, but a single scored one run. 

Nebraska and Purdue will play game three of the series on Sunday at noon. The game will be available on BTNPlus/FloSoftball (subscription required), as well as Huskers.com (radio). 

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                          Purdue at Nebraska (Game 2)
                 Apr 13, 2018 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Purdue 1 (11-31,3-8)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Mallory Baker dp.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Ryleigh Scott cf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Jenny Behan 3b...........  3  0  2  0   0  0  2  0   0
 Maya Hughes pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Alexa Binckes c..........  1  0  0  0   1  1  2  0   0
 Tayler Wullenweber pr...  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Kaylah Hampton c........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
Stephanie Ramsey 2b......  2  0  1  0   0  1  1  1   0
Halle Hixenbaugh ss......  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  2   0
Morgan Cavinder rf.......  2  0  1  1   0  1  0  0   0
 Madison Douglass pr.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Lexi Huffman 1b..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0
Emily Kenny lf...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   3
Sydney Bates p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Giana Lopez p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Maddie Damon p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 19  1  4  1   2  5 12  3   6

Nebraska 10 (30-14,8-5)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  2  2  1  2   1  0  2  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  1  2  0  0   2  0  0  1   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  2  1  1  3   1  0  0  2   0
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  3  1  2  4   0  0  0  0   0
 Regan Mergele p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  3  1  2  0   0  1  4  1   1
Taylor Otte cf...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  2  1  1  0   1  0  1  1   0
Olivia Ferrell dp........  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Rylie Unzicker pr/dp....  2  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Gina Metzler lf..........  2  1  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  7  0   0
Totals................... 20 10  8 10   5  2 15  5   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Purdue.............. 0   00 10 -  1  4  0
Nebraska............ (10)00 0X - 10  8  0
-----------------------------------------

LOB - Boilermakers 6; Huskers 4. 2B - Edwards. HR - Jablonski. HBP -
Huffman, L.; Ferrell. SB - Simmons.

Purdue                 IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Sydney Bates........  0.0  0  3  3  3  0  0  3  18
Giana Lopez.........  0.0  4  5  5  0  0  4  5  18
Maddie Damon........  4.0  4  2  2  2  2 16 18  55

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  4.0  3  1  1  2  4 15 18  67
Regan Mergele.......  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4  24

Win - Jablonski (21-9).  Loss - Bates, S. (4-12).  Save - None.
HBP - by Lopez, G. (Ferrell); by Jablonski (Huffman, L.). Pitches/strikes:
Bates, S. 18/6; Lopez, G. 18/12; Damon, M. 55/32; Jablonski 67/42; Mergele 24/15.
Umpires - HP: Jason Smith  1B: Tyler Barfuss  3B: Geri Magwire
Start: 6:09 PM   Time: 1:32   Attendance: 841
Weather: sunny
Bates, S. faced 3 batters in the 1st.
Lopez, G. faced 5 batters in the 1st.
Game: NEB44

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