Sarah Yocom got her third career start and went 2-for-3, with one RBI against Wisconsin.
Photo by Isabel Thalken/Nebraska Communications

Badgers Silence Huskers, 11-2

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
2
11  
Wisconsin

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Wisconsin 0 4 2 0 0 0 0   11 13 2
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 6 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Menz (11-11) 4.0 1 0 0 1 6
L - K. Jablonski (21-12) 3.0 8 6 6 4 4
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Sarah Yocom 3 0 2 1 0 0
Game Notes

Freshman Sarah Yocom made her third start of the season on Sunday, getting the start at third base. It was her first-career start at Bowlin Stadium. 

Lincoln, Neb. The Nebraska softball team (30-20, 8-11 Big Ten) fell to Wisconsin (25-19, 9-8 Big Ten) by a score of 11-2 on Sunday afternoon in six innings. 

Sarah Yocom led the Huskers on offense. She earned her third start of the season at third base and went 2-for-3, with one RBI. Olivia Ferrell also had a good day at the plate, hitting 1-for-2 with one run. Alyvia Simmons, Laura Barrow and Madi Unzicker each had one hit for the Huskers. 

Kaylan Jablonski dropped to 21-13 on the season, pitching 3.0 innings and giving up six runs on eight hits. She also had four strikeouts. Olivia Ferrell pitched 3.0 innings of relief. She gave up five runs on five hits and had two strikeouts. 

In the first, Wisconsin hit back-to-back singles with no outs to put two runners on. Jablonski responded with two big strikeouts, but a walk loaded the bases. Jablonski came up big once again, getting another strikeout to get out of the jam.

In the second, Wisconsin took a 4-0 lead. A three-run homer got the Badgers going. Another runner got to third with a fielder's choice and a single. The run scored on a successful called double steal play. 

The Badgers scored two more in the third with a walk and three hits.

Nebraska got on board in the fifth. Madi Unzicker hit a leadoff single and Rylie Unzicker pinch ran for her. Ferrell followed suit and singled. Rylie Unzicker reached third on the play and Ferrell advanced to second on the throw, but an obstruction call moved both runners up one base. Ferrrell scored on a single by Sarah Yocom.   

UW scored five runs in the sixth with four hits, including one double and two walks. 

In the bottom of the inning, Madi Unzicker reached base on an error and Yocom singled, but the Huskers were unable to score any runs. The game ended due to the mercy rule. 

Nebraska will play its final series of the regular season next weekend against Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Game one will be on Friday at 5 p.m and will be available on BTNPlus/FloSoftball, as well as Huskers.com (radio).

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                             Wisconsin at Nebraska
                 Apr 29, 2018 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Wisconsin 11 (25-19,9-8)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Kelsey Jenkins 2b........  4  2  3  3   0  0  2  0   0
Brooke Wyderski ss.......  3  0  2  1   1  0  3  2   0
Taylor Johnson 3b........  3  2  0  0   1  1  1  1   2
Melanie Cross c..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  5  1   0
Lauren Foster 1b.........  3  0  1  2   1  0  3  0   1
 Brianna Flugaur pr......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Stephanie Lombardo dp....  3  0  2  0   0  1  0  0   3
 Heather Rudnicki pr/rf..  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Sydney Lawson pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Samantha Arents ph......  1  1  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Jordan Little rf/dp......  2  2  0  0   2  2  1  0   0
Gabby Scherle lf.........  3  0  2  3   0  0  3  0   0
Kelly Welsh cf...........  3  2  1  0   1  1  0  0   1
Kaitlyn Menz p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Haley Hestekin p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 29 11 13 10   6  6 18  4   7

Nebraska 2 (30-20,8-11)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Alyvia Simmons rf........  2  0  1  0   1  0  2  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  0   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  2  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Kaylan Jablonski p/dp....  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   4
Taylor Otte cf...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   1
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  3  0  1  0   0  0  4  0   0
 Rylie Unzicker pr.......  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Austen Urness dp.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
 Olivia Ferrell p........  2  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0
Sarah Yocom 3b...........  3  0  2  1   0  1  1  3   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   2
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  8  1   0
Totals................... 25  2  6  1   2  6 18  4   7

Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
Wisconsin........... 042 005 - 11 13  2
Nebraska............ 000 020 -  2  6  0
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E - JOHNSON 2(15). LOB - Badgers 7; Huskers 7. 2B - SCHERLE(2). HR -
JENKINS(3). SH - SCHERLE(13). SB - JENKINS(10); JOHNSON 2(11); CROSS(2);
FLUGAUR(10); Simmons(14).

Wisconsin              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaitlyn Menz........  4.0  1  0  0  1  6 13 14  58
Haley Hestekin......  2.0  5  2  2  1  0 12 13  40

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  3.0  8  6  6  4  4 16 21  93
Olivia Ferrell......  3.0  5  5  5  2  2 13 15  60

Win - MENZ (11-11).  Loss - Jablonski (21-13).  Save - None.
WP - Jablonski 2(4). PB - Cassidy(3). Pitches/strikes: MENZ 58/38; HESTEKIN
40/23; Jablonski 93/53; Ferrell 60/38.
Umpires - HP: Trina Comerford  1B: Terry D. Holt  3B: Rob Hough
Start: 12:05 pm   Time: 2:10   Attendance: 1009
Weather: sunny
Game: NEB50

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