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Softball Powers Past Nebraska, 6-2





April 18, 2010

 
BAYLOR 6, NEBRASKA 2
Box Score
 
  1
2
3
4 5
6
7
R
H
E
0
0
0
2
3
0
1
6
6
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
5
2
 
Pitching
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
W - Repka (16-11) 7.0
5
2 2 4
5
L - Mackin (12-10) 3.2
2
3 2 3
2
 
Batting Leaders
AB
R
H RBI
BB
HR
BU - Vannatta
2
1
1
2
0
1
NU - Haget 2
1
1
1
2
0
 
Baylor Athletics Experience
Softball Media Almana

LINCOLN, Neb. - A two-out double from Megan Turk broke a 1-1 tie and led Baylor (24-17,4-6) to a 6-2 win at Nebraska (26-19, 5-5) Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln. Baylor, which drew seven walks on the day, broke a three-game losing streak with the victory.

"This team showed the heart and resiliency of true fighters today," head coach Glenn Moore said. "We got down, but we never stopped fighting and it finally paid off for us. We needed this win, but we can't stop here."

Courtney Repka (16-11) picked up the complete-game win,allowing five hits, two runs, walking four and striking out five. Jordan Vannatta added her sixth homer of the year, while Bree Hanafin walked three times. The three walks was the most from a BU player since Ashley Monceaux did the same thing on May 3, 2007 in a home game against Texas.

Nebraska scored first with back-to-back doubles from Heidi Foland and Nikki Haget, giving NU the 1-0 lead.

Baylor took the lead in the fourth, as Dani Leal, Bree Hanafin and Kathy Shelton drew back-to-back-to-back walks with two outs, and KJ Freeland followed suit for an RBI to tie the game. Ashley Haggeman came on in relief of Robin Mackin, and on the first pitch, Megan Turk roped a double to left center to score Hanafin and Shelton, but the relay throw to home was just in time to tag Freeland for the third out.

The Lady Bears added to the 3-1 advantage in the fifth, as Jordan Vannatta came to the plate to pinch hit and blasted a ball over the scoreboard in left field for a two-run home run that scored Sydney Wilson. The home run was the first for BU since March 28 at Oklahoma State.

Nebraska cut into the lead in the bottom of the fifth, 5-2, as Brooke Thomasson hit an RBI-single up the middle to score Nikki Haget.

Baylor added an insurance run in the seventh, courtesy of the pinch runner, Mallory Craig. Courtney Nieten roped a two-out double to right center and was pinch run for by Craig. Craig stole third, and an errant throw from the catcher went into left field that allowed her to cross the plate safely for a 6-2 advantage.

A walk in the seventh is all the Huskers could muster, as Repka and the Lady Bears held on the for the win.

Baylor will return home for a doubleheader with No. 12 Oklahoma on Wednesday beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.


 

 

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