Husker Softball: Two wins and counting . .


The Nebraska softball team continued on the path to post-season play Wednesday as they traveled to Omaha to take on University of Nebraska/Omaha softball. The Huskers ended their road trip in fine fashion by scoring an eighth inning victory 8 – 5 over the Mavericks.

NU freshman pitcher Kaylan Jablonski dominanted the Mavericks in the circle through the first five innings. In the meantime, the Nebraska offense scored one run in the second inning and erupted to plate four runs in the fourth inning. Heading into the fifth inning up 5 – 0, it appeared as though the Big Red had the game in hand.

However, UNO got the better of Jablonski in the bottom of the sixth. UNO scored five runs to tie the game at 5 – 5. Jablonski was lifted and Husker junior Emily Lockman entered the game in relief. She allowed just one hit as she frustrated UNO bats for the next two innings. Lockman earned the the win and improves her record to 13-11 on the season.

The heroine award of the game went to Husker short stop Alicia Armstrong. She blasted a three-run triple in the top of the eighth inning to give the Nebraska softball team the victory over UNO. Armstrong went 2-for-5 with a five RBIs.

The Huskers brought their three game winning streak home to begin a three game series with Northwestern on Friday evening. Nebraska earned their 12th run rule victory of the season by defeating the Wildcats 10 – 2 in five innings.


junior right-hander Emily Lockman, who earned the win Wednesday night versus UNO, had a strong performance in the pitching circle. Lockman tossed a complete game, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three. The


offense came alive in spectacular fashion in the fifth inning. Leading 3-2, the Huskers batted around and scored seven runs with no outs. Kylie Muir and MJ Knighten led the offensive effort for the

Big Red

. Muir went 2-for-3 hitting two doubles with four RBIs. Knighten’s two-run single ended the game.

Nebraska continues their home stand Saturday afternoon with the Northwestern Wildcats. Inclement weather cancelled the “World’s Largest Tailgate” scheduled for Saturday. Hopefully, the Huskers can dodge the raindrops to complete the series and extended their four game win streak further. Follow their journey here and as always, GO BIG RED!!