Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Take B1G Series with 2-1 Win Over Hoosiers

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska 
2
1
Indiana

Inning-by-Inning
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7   R H E
Nebraska 0 0 0 1 1 0 0   2 6 0
Indiana 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 2
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
W - K. Jablonski (19-8) 7.0 5 1 1 2 4
L - T. Trainer (8-13) 4.0 4 2 1 3 4
S - None 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Individual Leaders
  AB R H RBI 2B HR
Kaylan Jablonski 4 1 2 0 0 0
Game Notes

Freshman Rylie Unzicker made her second start at centerfield against Indiana. 

Alyvia Simmons had a double and two walks against Indiana to reach base for the 12th straight game this season. 

Kaylan Jablonski pitched 7.0 innings and was the winning pitcher in both of the Huskers' wins this weekend against Indiana. 

Bloomington, Ind. -Another impressive pitching performance from Kaylan Jablonski helped the Nebraska softball team (27-13, 5-4 Big Ten) take the series from Indiana (14-23, 7-2 Big Ten) with a 2-1 win on Sunday afternoon.

Jablonski improved to 19-8, pitching a complete seven innings. She gave up just one run on five hits. She had two walks and four strikeouts.

IU's Tara Trainer fell to 8-13 on the year. She pitched 4.0 innings and gave up two runs - one earned. She also had three walks and four strikeouts. 

Jablonski also led the team on offense going 2-for-4 with one run. Alyvia Simmons, Ally Riley, Madi Unzicker and Gina Metzler also had one hit on the day.

In the top of the second, back-to-back one-out walks put runners on first and second for Nebraska, but Trainer recorded a pair of strikeouts to leave two runners stranded. 

IU took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. A leadoff single put a runner on. She moved over with a sacrifice bunt and scored on a double. 

In the top of the third, Simmons hit a one-out double and moved to third on a groundout, but another groundout prevented her from scoring. 

In the bottom of the inning, the Hoosiers looked to extend their lead. IU put a runner on third with one out after a single, a stolen base and another single. With runners on the corners, Indiana called for double steal, but the Huskers were ready. Bri Cassidy threw to second, but Laura Barrow cut off the throw and chucked it back to Cassidy, who got the runner out at the plate. The Huskers got out of the inning with a line drive. 

In the top of the fourth, the Huskers tied things up. Jablonski singled and Madi Unzicker doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs. Riley hit a sacrifice fly to score Jablonski. 

In the top of the fifth, Nebraska took a 2-1 lead with help from an error. Metzler hit a leadoff single and Simmons drew a walk to put two runners on with no outs and prompt a Hoosier pitching change. Edwards fouled out on the right side. Gina Metzler tagged second and advanced to third, but when the throw attempt to get her out at third went wild, she kept going and scored with ease. Her run would be enough for Nebraska, as the Hoosiers were unable to score any additional runs. 

Nebraska is back in action on Tuesday, when the Huskers host Iowa for a mid-week doubleheader. Game one will begin at 4 p.m. CT. Both games will be televised on BTN and will also be available on BTN2GO and the BTN mobile app. Additionally, there will be a live radio broadcast on Huskers.com, courtesy of the IMG Husker Sports Network. 

Box Score

                             2018 Nebraska Softball
                              Nebraska at Indiana
              Apr 08, 2018 at Bloomington, Ind. (Andy Mohr Field)

Nebraska 2 (27-13,5-4)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Alyvia Simmons rf........  1  0  1  0   2  0  1  0   0
Laura Barrow 2b..........  4  0  0  0   0  0  3  2   0
Tristen Edwards ss.......  4  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   1
Kaylan Jablonski p.......  4  1  2  0   0  1  1  3   1
Madi Unzicker 1b.........  3  0  1  0   1  0  8  0   2
 Bree Boruff pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Ally Riley dp............  1  0  1  1   1  0  0  0   0
 Sarah Yocom pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Lexey Kneib 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  3  0  2   0
Rylie Unzicker cf........  2  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   3
 Taylor Otte ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Gina Metzler lf..........  3  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   2
Bri Cassidy c............  0  0  0  0   0  0  5  2   0
Totals................... 26  2  6  1   4  6 21 12   9

Indiana 1 (14-23,7-2)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Jenkins rf...............  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
Blitz cf.................  3  0  2  0   0  0  3  1   0
Westmoreland c...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  6  1   1
Lacefield 3b.............  1  0  1  0   2  0  0  1   0
 Kuhn pr.................  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
O'Malley ss..............  2  0  0  0   0  2  0  2   1
Galovich 2b..............  3  0  1  1   0  0  2  2   0
Ferrari dp...............  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
 Norton ph...............  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Uden 1b..................  2  0  0  0   0  1  8  0   1
 McDonough ph............  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Lambert lf...............  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Trainer p................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Goodin p................  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 23  1  5  1   2  4 21  7   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Nebraska............ 000 110 0 -  2  6  0
Indiana............. 010 000 0 -  1  5  2
-----------------------------------------

E - Galovich 2(10). DP - IND 1. LOB - NEB 9; IND 4. 2B - Simmons(11); M.
Unzicker(5); Galovich(4). HBP - Simmons. SH - O'Malley(5). SF - Riley(2). SB
- Boruff(1); Yocom(1); Lambert(8). CS - Blitz(9); Lambert(1).

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Kaylan Jablonski....  7.0  5  1  1  2  4 23 26 101

Indiana                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Trainer.............  4.0  4  2  1  3  4 14 19  88
Goodin..............  3.0  2  0  0  1  2 12 13  32

Win - Jablonski (19-8).  Loss - Trainer (8-13).  Save - None.
HBP - by Trainer (Simmons). Pitches/strikes: Jablonski 101/65; Trainer 88/52;
Goodin 32/21.
Umpires - HP: Elizabeth Hammerschm  1B: Tanya Garig  3B: Shane Jackson
Start: 12:02 pm   Time: 1:58   Attendance: 352
Weather: 42, sunny
Trainer faced 2 batters in the 5th.
Game: NEB40

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