Rhonda Revelle wins 1,000th career game, Nebraska softball sweeps double-header

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Rhonda Revelle wins 1,000th career game as Nebraska softball sweeps Saturday’s double-header in New Mexico.

Courtesy: UNL Media Relations

SATURDAY GAME TWO RECAP-

Las Cruces, N.M. —  Nebraska (3-1) put on another impressive showing in its second game of the day, smashing UTEP (0-3) by a score of 16-3 in a five-inning mercy-rule victory. With the win, the Huskers gave Head Coach Rhonda Revelle her 1,000th career win. 

Olivia Ferrell (1-0) picked up her first win of the season. She pitched 4.0 innings and gave up just one run on three hits. She also added one strikeout. Ferrell was impressive with the bat as well going 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBIs and two walks. Karlee Seevers made her first career appearance in the circle. She pitched 1.0 inning of relief and gave up two hits and two runs. 

On offense, Nebraska was explosive for the second time on Saturday. The Huskers had 14 hits – including two home runs – and drew six walks, while recording just one strikeout. Ally Riley led the way going 3-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and one run. Samantha Owen also homered. She finish the day 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs. Brooke Andrews and Lindsey Walljasper also had two hits on the day, while Tristen EdwardsCam Ybarra and Peyton Glatter each had one.

For UTEP, Zaylie Calderon dropped to 0-1 on the season. She pitched 3.2 innings and gave up 10 runs – six earned – on 10 hits.

The Huskers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Edwards hit a leadoff double and Glatter hit an RBI single to put NU on the board. The Miners tied it up in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run. 

In the second, Riley singled and Lexey Kneib ran for her. Andrews delivered a perfect bunt and reached first safely to put a pair on with no outs. However, Nebraska was unable to capitalize. In a double steal attempt, Nebraska’s lead runner was caught stealing for the first out. Then UTEP retired the next two batters two get out of the jam. 

Nebraska regained the lead in the third. Ybarra hit a leadoff double and Ferrell did the same to plate the go-ahead run. Owen singled to score Ferrell and put the Huskers up 3-1. With one runner on and two outs, Riley smashed a home run to extend the lead to 5-1. The Miners threatened in the bottom of the inning recording two hits to put runners in scoring position with one out. However, the Husker defense didn’t break and retired the next two batters to get out of the inning without allowing any runs. 

In the fourth, the Huskers capitalized on a UTEP error, scoring five unearned runs. Unzicker reached on an error and stole second. Edwards drew a walk to put two on with no outs. UTEP retired the next two batters but a wild pitch allowed both runners to get into scoring position. Ferrell drew a walk to load the bases. Walljasper singled to score two runs. With a pair on, Owen homered to extend the lead to 10-1.

In the fifth, Carson Fischer and Edwards drew back-to-back walks to leadoff the inning. Ybarra reached on a fielder’s choice and all the runners reached safely after an error on UTEP. With the bases loaded and no outs, Glatter drew a walk to plate another run. Ferrell and Walljasper hit back-to-back singles to put the Huskers up 14-1. Riley and Andrews each hit RBI singles to bring the score to 16-1. In the bottom of the inning, UTEP scored a pair of runs on two hits.

Nebraska concludes the Troy Cox Classic on Sunday when the team matches up against No. 20/24 Arkansas. First pitch is set for 10 a.m. CT. A live radio broadcast will be available on Huskers.com. The game will also be streamed on FloSoftball (subscription required). 

Game Notes
– With the win, Nebraska improves to 3-1 on the season. Head Coach Rhonda Revelle won her 1,000th career victory. 
– Ally Riley hit the first home run of the season against UTEP. 
– Ally Riley went 3-for-3 wth one run and a career-best three RBIs. She tied a career high in hits.
– Samantha Owen had four RBIs, tying a career high. 
– Lindsey Walljasper recorded four RBIs which tied a career best. 
– Karlee Seevers made her first career appearance in the circle for Nebraska.
– Brooke Andrews had her first multi-hit game as a Husker.

 

SATURDAY GAME ONE RECAP-

Las Cruces, N.M. —- An impressive overall performance on Saturday morning helped the Nebraska softball team (2-1) top Bradley (1-2) by a score of 8-1. It served as the first of two games on the day for the Huskers as part of the Troy Cox Classic.

Lindsey Walljapser pitched a gem of a game going the distance and giving up just one run on three hits. She also added seven strikeouts and improved to 1-1 on the season. 

At the plate, the Huskers were equally as impressive. As a team, Nebraska had eight hits which included three home runs from Tristen EdwardsPeyton Glatter and Payton Huscroft. Glatter led the Huskers going 2-for-4. Cam YbarraCourtney Wallace, Walljasper and Brooke Andrews each had one hit as well. 

Bradley scored first plating one run off three singles in the top of third. Up one, the Braves had two runners in scoring position with no outs but Huskers limited further damage by retiring the next three batters.

Nebraska took a 2-1 lead in the fourth, capitalizing on a Bradley error. The Huskers loaded the bases with no outs. Glatter singled to pick up NU’s first hit of the game. Keana “KP” Pola drew a walk and Wallace singled to put three runners on. The Braves got a force out at home for the first out. Walljasper reached on a fielder’s choice and Pola scored. The play should have resulted in an out at third but a Bradley fielding error allowed all runners to advance a base. With the bases loaded, Unzicker drew a walk to give Nebraska the lead. 

In the fifth, Ybarra hit a leadoff double and Bree Boruff pinch ran for her. Pola drew a walk to put two runners on. Wallace reached on a fielder’s choice and Pola reached third on the play on an error. Then Huscroft homered to put the Huskers up 5-1. Walljasper doubled and Karlee Seevers pinch ran for her. Andrews came in as a pinch hitter and singled to score Seevers and extend the lead to 6-1.

In the sixth, Edwards homered and Glatter followed suit to put the Huskers up 8-1. In the top of the seventh, Walljasper allowed the leadoff runner to get on base but then struck out the next three batters to finish the game. 

Nebraska will play its second game of the day at approximately 3 p.m. CT against UTEP. A live radio broadcast will be available on Huskers.com and the game will be streamed on FloSoftball (subscription required). 

Game Notes:
– Nebraska improved to 2-1 on the season and Head Coach Rhonda Revelle picked up her 999th career win. 
– Payton Huscroft hit her first career home run against Bradley.
– Brooke Andrews recorded her first career hit against the Braves.
– Karlee Seevers scored her first career run.
– Tristen Edwards hit her third home run of the season and her 34th career home run against Bradley, which ranks seventh in school history. Edwards has homered in each of the first three games of the season.
– Peyton Glatter hit her second home run of the season on Saturday morning. 
– Lindsey Walljasper pitched a complete 7.0 inning game tying a career high. 

 

 

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