HUSKERS ONE WIN FROM SOFTBALL SUPER-REGIONALS

Posted 11 months ago

By John Axtell

Tatum Edwards - NCAA

Tatum Edwards

Nebraska has proven to be a poor host so far in the NCAA softball regional tournament.

They shut out Northern Iowa 4-0 in their first game on Friday, then beat #17 Stanford 7-1 today to move into the regional final Sunday at noon MT time, which will be televised live by the Big Ten Network.

The Huskers won’t know who they play under later tonight.  Northern Iowa eliminated #25 Tulsa…who lost to Stanford 4-2 in the opening round…2-1 later in the afternoon and plays Stanford at 6:30 MT for the right to meet Nebraska for the title.

A Husker loss tomorrow would force a deciding extra game at 2:30 p.m. that would also be televised live on BTN.

Pitcher Tatum Edwards has been nearly untouchable so far in the tournament. She picked up both wins, striking out 11 and yielding just 2 hits in shutting out Northern Iowa, then giving up only 3 hits in the win over Stanford.

The win against the Panthers didn’t come easy. The game was scoreless until Edwards herself delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 5th.  The Huskers then put the game away with 3 runs in the 6th on a 2-run homer by Brooke Thomason and a Jordan Bettiol  sacrifice fly.

Nebraska scored came much sooner against Stanford, with single runs in the 1st and 2nd innings.  The Cardinal cut the margin in half with a run in the 5th, but the Huskers  added 4 insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th on a sacrifice fly, a pair of RBI singles, and a bases-loaded walk.

2013 Nebraska Softball
                         Northern Iowa at #16 Nebraska
                 May 17, 2013 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Northern Iowa 0 (26-25)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Fisher, Nicole dp........  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
Wnek, Caitlin ss.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  3   0
Rettinger, Micalla cf....  1  0  0  0   1  1  2  0   0
 Sedlacek, Rachel pr.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Brown, Gina 1b...........  2  0  0  0   0  2  5  0   3
Lock, Kristin rf.........  3  0  1  0   0  2  2  0   0
Kriener, Haley 3b........  1  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   0
Olson, Samantha lf.......  2  0  0  0   1  1  3  0   0
Reimer, Samantha c.......  3  0  0  0   0  2  3  0   4
Hunter, Julia 2b.........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  3   0
Fisher, Jamie p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 22  0  2  0   3 11 18  6   7

Nebraska 4 (41-13)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Edwards, Tatum p.........  4  0  1  1   0  1  0  1   2
Banda, Gabby 3b..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  1   1
Edwards, Taylor c........  2  1  0  0   1  0 11  2   0
Thomason, Brooke rf......  3  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   1
Breault, Courtney dp.....  3  0  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Decker, Hailey 2b........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  1   1
Armstrong, Alicia ss.....  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  2   0
Fowler, Mattie 1b........  3  0  0  0   0  0  7  0   1
 Southworth, Megan pr....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Bettiol, Jordan cf.......  2  0  0  1   0  1  0  0   0
Stokes, Kiki lf..........  0  1  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 26  4  6  4   1  3 21  7   6

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Northern Iowa....... 000 000 0 -  0  2  3
Nebraska............ 000 013 X -  4  6  0
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E - Wnek, C.(15); Lock, K.(4); Hunter, J.(6). LOB - Panthers 7; Huskers 6.
HR - Thomason(8). HBP - Rettinger, M; Brown, G.; Kriener, H.. SF -
Bettiol(1). SB - Wnek, C.(5); Armstrong(7); Stokes(13).

Northern Iowa          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Fisher, Jamie.......  6.0  6  4  3  1  3 26 28 105

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Edwards, Tatum......  7.0  2  0  0  3 11 22 28 127

Win - Edwards, Tat (27-8).  Loss - Fisher, J. (21-14).  Save - None.
HBP - by Edwards, Tat (Brown, G.); by Edwards, Tat (Kriener, H.); by Edwards,
Tat (Rettinger, M). Pitches/strikes: Fisher, J. 105/71; Edwards, Tat 127/82.
Umpires - HP: Kelie Sturgis  1B: Bill Plante  3B: Katrina Kershaw
Start: 6:58 pm   Time: 1:59   Attendance: 1158
Game: livegame
 2013 Nebraska Softball
                          #13 Stanford at #16 Nebraska
                 May 18, 2013 at Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)

Stanford 1 (38-20)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Winter, Hanna 3b.........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   0
White, Leah lf...........  4  0  2  1   0  1  3  0   2
Bonstrom, Kayla 1b.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   2
Rich, Jenna ss...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   0
Roulund, Cassandra rf....  3  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   2
Ashby, Erin dp...........  2  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
 Wells, Tylyn pr.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Plaza, Jessica c.........  1  0  1  0   2  0  4  0   0
 Lombardo, Alyssa pr.....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Schmidt, Tegan 2b........  2  1  0  0   0  1  1  1   0
 Schaberg, Kaitlin ph....  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Hassman, Sarah cf........  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   1
 Miller, Danielle ph.....  0  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Gerhart, Teagan p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Stevens, Kelsey p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 White, Nyree p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 23  1  3  1   4  3 18  4   7

Nebraska 7 (42-13)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Edwards, Tatum p.........  3  1  1  1   0  1  0  1   0
Banda, Gabby 3b..........  1  1  1  0   2  0  0  0   0
Edwards, Taylor c........  3  1  2  2   1  1  3  0   2
Thomason, Brooke rf......  3  1  0  0   1  0  1  0   3
Breault, Courtney dp.....  3  0  1  3   0  0  0  0   0
Decker, Hailey 2b........  3  0  0  0   1  0  2  1   2
Armstrong, Alicia ss.....  3  1  1  1   1  2  2  9   0
Fowler, Mattie 1b........  3  1  1  0   0  0 11  1   3
Bettiol, Jordan cf.......  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Stokes, Kiki lf..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 25  7  8  7   6  4 21 12  10

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Stanford............ 000 010 0 -  1  3  2
Nebraska............ 110 005 X -  7  8  0
-----------------------------------------

E - Bonstrom(5); Schmidt(4). DP - Huskers 1. LOB - Cardinal 7; Huskers 10.
2B - Edwards, Tat(10); Fowler(3). HBP - Rich; Hassman; Banda; Fowler. SF -
Edwards, Tat(1); Breault(2). SB - Bettiol(4).

Stanford               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Gerhart, Teagan.....  1.0  3  2  2  1  0  5  7  21
Stevens, Kelsey.....  4.2  5  5  5  3  4 19 25  85
White, Nyree........  0.1  0  0  0  2  0  1  3  14

Nebraska               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
--------------------------------------------------
Edwards, Tatum......  7.0  3  1  1  4  3 23 29 105

Win - Edwards, Tat (28-8).  Loss - Gerhart, T. (20-12).  Save - None.
HBP - by Edwards, Tat (Rich); by Stevens (Fowler); by Stevens (Banda); by
Edwards, Tat (Hassman). Pitches/strikes: Gerhart, T. 21/10; Stevens 85/49;
White, N. 14/4; Edwards, Tat 105/62.
Umpires - HP: Calvin Walker  1B: Bill Plante  3B: Kelie Sturgis
Start: 12:57 pm   Time: 2:11   Attendance:
Game: livegame