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NPF All-Stars Rally Past Huskers
Peaches James' No. 42 jersey was retired following the game.
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10/02/2010
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Lincoln - The Nebraska softball team built an early two-run lead only to see the National Pro Fastpitch league all-stars respond with a pair of big innings to rally for a 10-3 six-inning victory in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Bowlin Stadium.

The Huskers out-hit the all-stars 9-6, highlighted by big days from senior Heidi Foland and freshman Taylor Edwards. Foland finished 3-for-3 and scored two of Nebraska’s three runs, while Edwards was 3-for-3 with a double, and she drove in all three Husker runs. All six of the all-stars' hits came in their two scoring innings, including a pair of home runs.

In the circle, junior right-hander Haley Workman earned the start for Nebraska and did not allow a hit until the fourth inning. But Workman gave up seven runs and did not make it out of the fourth, allowing seven runs (three earned) on five hits in 3.2 innings. Junior right-hander Ashley Hagemann relieved Workman in the fourth and pitched the final 2.1 innings allowing three runs (one earned) on only one hit.

Nebraska took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Foland reached on a one-out single and moved up to second on a ground out by junior Ashley Guile. Taylor Edwards then went after the first pitch and hit a fly ball to center field. A strong wind knocked the ball down and allowed it to fall for a two-out, RBI double that scored Foland with the game’s first run.

The Huskers threatened again in the second on back-to-back two-out singles from sophomore Megan Southworth and junior Jamie Gay before a ground out ended the threat.

After Nebraska turned a double play in the top of the third inning, Foland began the bottom of the frame with a leadoff single and she moved to second when the ball got past the right fielder. Guile then sacrificed her to third with one out before Taylor Edwards delivered an RBI single up the middle to give the Huskers a 2-0 lead.

Francesca Enea picked up the all-stars’ first hit with a one-out single in the top of the fourth that ignited a seven-run inning. Rachel Mitchell followed Enea’s single by hitting a 3-1 offering out to right-center for a game-tying, two-run homer. With two outs and the score tied at 2-2, former Husker Nicole Trimboli hit a fly ball to center. The wind once again knocked the ball down, allowing it to fall for a two-out, RBI double that gave the all-stars their first lead.

Vicky Galindo then hit a high fly ball to right that blew around in the wind before falling out of Tori Tyson’s glove for a run-scoring error. The error would prove costly as instead of being out of the inning, the all-stars went on to score three more times on a Caitlin Lever RBI single and a two-run homer by Samantha Findlay that made the score 7-2.

Nebraska got back on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth but missed a chance for a big inning. Senior Julie Brechtel coaxed a leadoff walk and went to second on a wild pitch. Foland then singled to left for her third hit of the game and wound up on second to put two Huskers in scoring position with no outs. Guile then lined out to center before Taylor Edwards grounded a ball back up the middle. The single scored Brechtel to cut the lead to 7-3, but Foland was thrown out at home after colliding with the catcher and then being tagged out before she could reach out and touch home plate.

The NPF all-stars answered the run in a big way in the top of the sixth. A one-out walk, a sacrifice bunt and a Husker error led to the first run, before Samantha Findlay’s second two-run homer of the game gave the all-stars a 10-3 lead.

Following the game, Nebraska officially retired the No. 42 jersey worn by All-American Peaches James in an on-field ceremony.

Box Score

                            The Automated ScoreBook
                           NPF All-Stars at Nebraska
                         Oct 02, 2010 at Lincoln, Neb.

NPF All-Stars 10 (1-0)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Galindo, Vicky ss........  1  2  0  0   2  0  1  1   0
Lever, Caitlin cf........  2  2  1  1   1  0  2  1   0
Findlay, Samantha 2b.....  4  2  2  4   0  1  3  1   0
Findlay, Angela 3b.......  3  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
Enea, Francesca lf.......  3  1  1  0   1  0  1  0   3
Mitchell, Rachel rf......  4  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   1
Willis, Megan c..........  2  1  0  0   1  1  6  1   0
Brattin, Aubree dp.......  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Trimboli, Nicole 1b......  3  1  1  1   0  0  4  2   1
Osterman, Cat p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Pauly, Sarah p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
Totals................... 24 10  6  8   7  2 18  9   5

Nebraska 3 (0-1)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
------------------------------------------------------
Brechtel, Julie 2b.......  2  1  0  0   1  0  1  1   2
Foland, Heidi ss.........  3  2  3  0   0  0  2  0   0
Guile, Ashley dp.........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Edwards, Taylor c........  3  0  3  3   0  0  4  0   0
 McCann, Morgan pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Thomason, Brooke cf......  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   2
Tyson, Tori rf...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Edwards, Tatum ph.......  3  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Banda, Gabby 3b..........  3  0  0  0   0  2  2  2   0
Southworth, Megan lf.....  3  0  1  0   0  1  4  0   0
Gay, Jamie 1b............  2  0  1  0   0  0  4  0   1
Workman, Haley p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Hagemann, Ashley p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
Totals................... 24  3  9  3   1  5 18  4   5

Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
NPF All-Stars....... 000 703 - 10  6  1
Nebraska............ 101 010 -  3  9  2
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E - Mitchell; Tyson; Banda. DP - Huskers 1. LOB - NPF 5; Huskers 5. 2B -
Trimboli; Edwards, Tay. HR - Findlay, S. 2; Mitchell. HBP - Galindo. SH -
Lever; Guile. CS - McCann.

NPF All-Stars          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Osterman, Cat.......  0.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0   -
Pauly, Sarah........  6.0  9  3  2  1  5 24 26  91

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Workman, Haley......  3.2  5  7  3  4  1 16 21  81
Hagemann, Ashley....  2.1  1  3  1  3  1  8 12  51

Win - Pauly (1-0).  Loss - Workman (0-1).  Save - None.
WP - Pauly. HBP - by Workman (Galindo). PB - Edwards, Tay. Pitches/strikes:
Pauly 91/60; Workman 81/38; Hagemann 51/28.
Umpires -
Start: 12:00 pm   Time: 2:00   Attendance:
Game: NU3


Play-by-Play

                            The Automated ScoreBook
                    NPF All-Stars at Nebraska - Play-by-Play
                         Oct 02, 2010 at Lincoln, Neb.


Score by Innings                R  H  E
---------------------------------------
NPF All-Stars....... 000 703 - 10  6  1
Nebraska............ 101 010 -  3  9  2
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NPF All-Stars starters: 19/ss Galindo; 9/cf Lever; 13/2b Findlay, S.; 7/3b
Findlay, A.; 10/lf Enea; 55/rf Mitchell; 5/c Willis; 12/dp Brattin; 18/1b
Trimboli; 8/p Osterman;
Nebraska starters: 6/2b Brechtel; 2/ss Foland; 5/dp Guile; 12/c Edwards, Tay;
18/cf Thomason; 23/rf Tyson; 77/3b Banda; 0/lf Southworth; 7/1b Gay; 4/p
Workman;

NPF All-Stars 1st - Pauly to p for Osterman. Galindo hit by pitch (3-0
BB). Galindo advanced to second on a passed ball. Lever walked (3-1 BBBKB).
Findlay, S. struck out swinging (2-2 KBBFFS). Findlay, A. flied out to cf (1-1
BK). Enea popped up to ss (1-0 B). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nebraska 1st - Brechtel flied out to cf (1-1 KB). Foland singled to
center field (1-0 B). Guile grounded out to 2b (3-2 KBBKFFBFF); Foland advanced
to second. Edwards, Tay doubled to center field, RBI (0-0); Foland scored.
Thomason struck out swinging (3-2 BSBSBS). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1
LOB.

NPF All-Stars 2nd - Mitchell flied out to lf (2-0 BB). Willis grounded
out to 3b (1-0 B). Brattin walked (3-2 KBBSBB). Trimboli popped up to ss (3-2
BBFBF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 2nd - Edwards, Tat pinch hit for Tyson. Edwards, Tat struck out
swinging (2-2 BFSBS). Banda struck out looking (0-2 FSK). Southworth singled to
center field (1-2 KSBF). Gay singled through the left side (0-2 FK); Southworth
advanced to second. Brechtel grounded out to p (1-2 KSB). 0 runs, 2 hits, 0
errors, 2 LOB.

NPF All-Stars 3rd - Tyson to rf for Edwards, Tat. Galindo walked (3-2
KBBBFB). Lever popped up to 3b, bunt (0-0); Galindo out on the play. Findlay,
S. popped up to c (1-1 BF). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nebraska 3rd - Foland singled to right field, advanced to second on a
fielding error by rf (0-0). Guile out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-1 BF);
Foland advanced to third. Edwards, Tay singled up the middle, RBI (1-1 BF);
Foland scored, unearned. McCann pinch ran for Edwards, Tay. McCann out at
second c to ss, caught stealing. Thomason fouled out to 3b (3-2 KBBFB). 1
run, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

NPF All-Stars 4th - Edwards, Tay to c for McCann. Findlay, A. grounded
out to 3b (1-0 B). Enea singled to third base (1-1 BK). Mitchell homered to
right center, 2 RBI (3-1 BFBB); Enea scored. Willis walked (3-1 KBBBB). Brattin
flied out to lf (2-1 BBF). Trimboli doubled to center field, RBI (1-1 FB);
Willis scored. Galindo reached on a dropped fly by rf, advanced to second (1-1
SB); Trimboli scored, unearned. Lever singled through the left side, advanced
to second on the throw, RBI (1-2 BSFF); Galindo scored, unearned. Findlay, S.
homered to left center, 2 RBI, unearned (3-1 BBFB); Lever scored, unearned.
Hagemann to p for Workman. Findlay, A. walked (3-0 BBBB). Enea lined out to 2b
(1-2 KKB). 7 runs, 5 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 4th - Edwards, Tat pinch hit for Tyson. Edwards, Tat singled to
left field (3-1 BBBK). McCann pinch ran for Edwards, Tat. Banda out at first 1b
to 2b (1-1 BF); McCann advanced to second. Southworth struck out swinging (1-2
KFFBS). Gay out at first 1b to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

NPF All-Stars 5th - Tyson to rf for McCann. Mitchell fouled out to 3b
(2-0 BB). Willis struck out looking (2-2 KBFBK). Brattin grounded out to 2b
(0-1 F). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nebraska 5th - Brechtel walked (3-1 BBBFB). Brechtel advanced to second
on a wild pitch. Foland singled to left field, advanced to second on the throw
(3-2 BBSSB); Brechtel advanced to third. Guile lined out to cf (0-0); Foland no
advance; Brechtel no advance. Edwards, Tay singled up the middle, RBI (0-0);
Foland advanced to third, out at home cf to c; Brechtel scored. Thomason
grounded out to p (0-0). 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

NPF All-Stars 6th - Trimboli flied out to lf (1-2 BKF). Galindo walked
(3-2 KBBFBB). Lever reached on a throwing error by 3b, SAC, bunt, advanced to
third (2-1 BKB); Galindo scored, unearned. Findlay, S. homered to center field,
2 RBI (2-1 BFB); Lever scored, unearned. Findlay, A. fouled out to lf (1-2
BKFFF). Enea walked (3-2 BKKBBB). Mitchell grounded out to p (0-2 KK). 3
runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Nebraska 6th - Edwards, Tat pinch hit for Tyson. Edwards, Tat flied out
to lf (0-0). Banda struck out swinging (2-2 BKBSS). Southworth grounded out to
ss (0-1 F). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
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