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Wisconsin snaps Nebraska home win streak with 3-1 win in split



May 11, 2012

Game 1Game 2 

  Wisconsin 3, Nebraska 1
Game 1 • Bowlin Stadium • Lincoln, Neb.
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 WIS 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 7 0
 NEB 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
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• Attendance: 727
W Darrah (22-11) 7.0 6 1 1 1 2
L Hagemann (22-17) 7.0 7 3 3 4 4
 Batting Leaders
 • Shannel Blackshear: 1-for-3, 2 RBI
 • Karla Powell: 1-for-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI
  Nebraska 6, Wisconsin 4
 Game 2 • Bowlin Stadium • Lincoln, Neb.    

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 WIS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
 NEB 0 0 4 0 2 0 X 6 10 3
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W Edwards (9-5) 7.0 1 4 3 3 4
L Darrah (22-12) 2.0 2 2 2 1 2
 Batting Leaders
 • Karla Powell: 1-for-3, 1 RBI

LINCOLN, Neb. --  Timely hitting, including a home run by Karla Powell, led the Wisconsin softball team to its first-ever win over Nebraska Friday night at Bowlin Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. The Badgers scored two runs in the third inning and another in the seventh to earn a 3-1 win in game one of the Big Ten Conference doubleheader.

Nebraska rallied back from a 4-0 deficit to win the second game, 6-4. The two teams will meet on Saturday at 1 p.m. to decide the series.

 Fast Facts
• Badgers earn first-ever win over Nebraska
• Wisconsin snaps Nebraska's 16-game home win streak
• Series finale is Saturday at 1 p.m.

After two scoreless innings in the day’s first game, Wisconsin (34-18 overall, 13-9 Big Ten) jumped out to a two-run led in the top of the third. A pair of singles and a wild pitch put runners on second and third for Shannel Blackshear. A bloop single down the right field line was all it took to score both runners and give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead.

Nebraska (32-22, 13-9) answered right back in the bottom of the inning, forcing Cassandra Darrah to work out of a bases-loaded jam. A strike out and two fly outs ended the inning and kept the Badgers’ lead intact, 2-1.

Powell stepped in to pinch hit for Wisconsin in the top of the seventh and chose the perfect time to hit her first home run of the season. A rocket over the left field fence gave Wisconsin the insurance run it needed.

Darrah pitched seven complete innings in her 22nd complete game of the year. The sophomore right-hander scattered six hits, allowing just one run and striking out two.

Nebraska’s Ashley Hagemann allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out four Wisconsin batters.

The win snapped the Huskers’ 16-game home win streak.

Wisconsin’s offense continued to roll in the second game of the doubleheader, taking advantage of a pair of Nebraska errors to score four runs in the first inning.

The Huskers’ offense sprung to life in the third inning, recording five hits and scoring four runs to tie the game, 4-4.

After Nebraska started off the fourth inning with a single, starting pitcher Amanda Najdek was lifted and replaced by Darrah. Darrah worked out of the fourth, but the Huskers were able to score two runs on two hits in the fifth to take a 6-4 lead.

Meghan McIntosh entered the game in the sixth, but the Badgers were unable to rally, falling 6-4 in the night cap.

Wisconsin scored one run on four hits, while Nebraska recorded six runs on 10 hits. Darrah suffered the loss in the circle, falling to 22-12 on the season.

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