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Courtesy: UNL Media Relations
South Dakota State at Nebraska (DH)
Location: Lincoln, Neb. (Bowlin Stadium)
Date: Wednesday, March 14 | 3 p.m. (CT)
Live Radio: Huskers.com | Play-by-Play: Nate Rohr
Live Stats: Huskers.com/livestats
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Huskers Host Jackrabbits in Mid-week Doubleheader
The Nebraska softball team returns home to Bowlin Stadium on Wednesday afternoon to host South Dakota State. The Huskers and the Jackrabbits will play a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.
Last Time Out
The Huskers are coming off a 4-0 trip to Lawrence, Kan., for the Jayhawk Invitational. Nebraska topped Green Bay, Northern Iowa, Tulsa and host Kansas over the weekend. Kaylan Jablonski led the team in the circle, picking up three wins, which included two complete games. She pitched 18.0 innings, had seven strikeouts and finished the weekend with an ERA of 1.17. On offense, freshman Ally Riley had the hot bat. Riley played in three games and went 4-for-8, with two RBIs. Tristen Edwards and Jablonski also had good weekends offensively. Edwards batted .400, with three doubles and a homerun. She also slugged .800. Jablonski batted .333 and also had a home run.
The Huskers’ victory over Northern Iowa marked Rhonda Revelle’s 950th win as the head coach of Nebraska.
Scouting South Dakota State
South Dakota State enters Wednesday’s doubleheader with a 14-7 record. The 14 wins mark the program’s best start through 21 games under fourth-year coach Krista Wood. Previously, SDSU’s best start under Wood was eight wins through 21 games (2015 and 2017).
Most recently, the Jackrabbits finished 8-2 at the USF Under Armour Showcase in Clearwater, Fla. SDSU beat Penn, Niagara, Central Michigan, Seton Hall, Central Connecticut State, Maine, Quinnipiac and Denver State. The team fell to Loyola Chicago and Bethune-Cookman.
At the plate, the Jackrabbits are led by senior Abbey Murphy, who is batting .446, with 33 hits, six doubles, one triple and 20 RBIs. Murphy has started all 21 games for SDSU and is the only regular hitter batting above .400. She is getting help from Julia Anderson, Brittney Morse, Baily Janssen and Ali Herdliska, who all have 21 starts as well, and are averaging above .300.
In the circle, senior Madison Hope has pitched 66.1 innings and has an 8-1 record, with a 3.93 ERA. Hope has pitched four complete games, including two solo shutouts. She also as one save. Freshman Taylor Compton has also seen significant action for the Jackrabbits, pitching 56.2 innings through 17 appearances and 11 starts. Compton has an ERA of 6.35 and a 5-6 record. She also has pitched four complete games, including one complete shutout. Additionally, Compton has earned two saves.