Nebraska Advances to Championship Game With 2-1 Win Over Kansas



May 17, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Nebraska softball team claimed a 2-1 win over Kansas Saturday night in game five of the NCAA Columbia Regional Saturday at University Field. With the win, Nebraska (42-16) advances to face host Missouri for the regional championship Sunday at Noon. A win by the Huskers tomorrow would force a second game at 2:30 p.m. in a winner-take-all contest. Kansas (34-23) was eliminated from the tournament with the loss.

Husker P Emily Lockman pitched 4.1 innings to earn the win and improve to 19-4 on the year.

After two scoreless innings, the Huskers struck first with a run in the top of the third. A double down the left field line from 2B Hailey Decker scored LF Kat Woolman from first, giving Nebraska the 1-0 advantage.

The Cornhuskers capitalized on a Jayhawks miscue in the top of the fourth to take a 2-0 lead. A single from C Taylor Edwards, followed by an error by Kansas P Alicia Pille on a dribbler to the mound, put runners on second and third with no one out for Nebraska. The Jayhawks recorded two straight outs but 1B Dawna Tyson singled through the left side to drive in Edwards and put the Huskers on top, 2-0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Kansas got a run back after 3B Chanin Naudin hit a leadoff double and was driven in on a single from DP Taylor Dodson. The Jayhawks had a chance to put more runs on the board with runners on first and second but Nebraska P Tatum Edwards struck out consecutive batters to end the inning.



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