Kaylan Jablonski earned her 16th start in the circle against Northwestern. At the plate, she had one hit, extending her hitting streak to six games.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Wildcats Take Game Three, Series from Huskers

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
5
9
NOrthwestern

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Nebraska 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   5 5 3
Northwestern 0 0 5 2 2 0 X   9 11 1
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Wilkey (8-5) 5.1 3 1 1 1 3
L - O. Ferrell (7-4) 2.1 7 4 3 2 0
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Tristen Edwards 2 2 2 3 0 1
Game Notes

Kaylan Jalonski has a hit in the last six straight games. 

Bree Boruff made her third career start against Northwestern. 

Tristen Edwards hit her 10th home run of the season against the Wildcats.

Evanston, Ill. -- The Nebraska softball team (25-12, 3-3 Big Ten) took a 5-0 lead against Northwestern (22-11, 5-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, but the Wildcats scored nine unanswered runs - including four unearned - to win game three of the weekend, 9-5, and claim the series. The Wildcats dropped game one on Friday, but took game two on Saturday in a similar come-from-behind way. 

Olivia Ferrell dropped to 7-4 on the year, pitching 2.1 innings. She gave up seven hits and three earned runs. Northwestern's Kenna Wilkey improved to 8-4. She pitched 5.1 innings, giving up three hits and one run. She also had three strikeouts.

On offense, the Huskers recorded five hits. Edwards had two hits, including one home run. Alyvia Simmons, Kaylan Jablonski and Laura Barrow each had one hit as well for Nebraska. 

Nebraska scored two in the first inning. Barrow hit a one-out double and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Edwards drew a walk to put runners on the corners and Jablonski hit a chopper to the left side to score Barrow and give Nebraska a 1-0 lead. Madi Unzicker drew a walk to load the bases. Cassidy hit a deep fly ball that scored Edwards, extending the Husker lead to 2-0. 

In the second, Simmons drew a two-out walk and stole second to put a runner in scoring position. Barrow also drew a walk to add another runner. Edwards then hammered a homer to left field to score three more runs. 

Northwestern tied the game in the third. A Husker error allowed the Wildcats to score five runs, including three unearned runs. Northwestern loaded the bases with three singles and scored a run with a walk. Then, a dropped sac fly allowed an earned run to score, but also allowed another run, as all other baserunners gained an extra base. Additionally, Nebraska's defense didn't get an out on the play. Then a single scored one more run and another sac fly tied the game. 

The 'Cats took a 7-5 lead in the fourth. A walk and a single put runners on first and second and a double scored two. Northwestern scored two more in the fifth. Back-to-back two-out singles put runners on first and second. A double scored one run, but a throwing error on the Huskers allowed another run to score.

Nebraska attempted a comeback in the top of the seventh. Simmons hit a one-out double and Barrow was walked to put two runners on. Edwards was hit by a pitch to load the bases. The Huskers brought the tying run to the plate but a pair of flyouts ended the game. 

Nebraska continues a stretch of away games on Tuesday when the teams travels to Omaha to face in-state rival UNO. Game time is set for 6 p.m. and will be available on Huskers.com (radio).

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                            Nebraska at Northwestern
                Apr 01, 2018 at Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)

Nebraska 5 (25-12,3-3 Big Ten)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  3  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  2  2  1  0   2  0  2  2   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  2  2  2  3   1  0  1  2   0
Kaylan Jablonski p/dp....  4  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  3  0  0  0   1  0  7  0   4
Bri Cassidy c............  2  0  0  1   0  2  3  1   0
Taylor Otte cf...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   2
Bree Boruff dp...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Lexey Kneib 3b..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Alexis Perry 3b..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Olivia Ferrell p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Regan Mergele p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 25  5  5  5   5  3 18  7   6

Northwestern 9 (22-11,5-3 Big Ten)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
S Rabin cf...............  4  2  3  1   0  0  3  0   0
M Panko ss...............  4  1  1  2   0  1  2  1   1
R Lewis 2b...............  4  1  1  0   0  0  3  2   0
M Nelson lf..............  1  1  1  1   3  0  2  0   0
S Nettling c.............  3  1  1  1   0  0  3  1   4
L Novak 1b...............  4  0  1  1   0  1  8  0   0
 E Bartz pr..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
B Marquez rf/dp..........  3  0  0  1   0  0  0  0   2
K Wilkey dp/p............  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  1   0
 E Stees pr..............  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
M Dunlap 3b..............  2  2  2  0   1  0  0  4   0
N Bond p.................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 A Boyd rf...............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 28  9 11  7   4  3 21  9   7

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Nebraska............ 230 000 0 -  5  5  3
Northwestern........ 005 220 X -  9 11  1
-----------------------------------------

E - Simmons 2(1); Edwards(9); R Lewis(5). DP - Wildcats 1. LOB - Cornhuskers
6; Wildcats 7. 2B - Simmons(10); Barrow(7); S Rabin(4); M Panko(7); M
Nelson(7). HR - Edwards(10). HBP - Edwards. SF - Cassidy(1); S Nettling(1);
B Marquez(2). SB - Simmons(9); S Rabin(21). CS - E Bartz(2).

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  3.0  4  5  2  2  2 12 16  66
Olivia Ferrell......  2.1  7  4  3  2  0 14 16  52
Regan Mergele.......  0.2  0  0  0  0  1  2  2   8

Northwestern           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
N Bond..............  1.2  2  4  4  4  0  6 11  40
K Wilkey............  5.1  3  1  1  1  3 19 21  88

Win - K Wilkey (8-4).  Loss - Ferrell (7-4).  Save - None.
WP - N Bond(7). HBP - by K Wilkey (Edwards). Pitches/strikes: Jablonski 66/34;
Ferrell 52/33; Mergele 8/7; N Bond 40/16; K Wilkey 88/56.
Umpires - HP: Marty Abezetian  1B: Cody Little  3B: Perry Owens
Start: 12:03 pm   Time: 2:33   Attendance: 161
Weather: Temperatures are Risen enough
Game: NEB37

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