Madi Unzicker homers as Husker softball claims first game of Big Ten series against Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Nebraska rallied for three runs in the final two innings Friday to earn a 5-3 Big Ten softball victory over Wisconsin.

Nebraska has won four straight and six of its last seven to improve to 21-28 on the season.

Four Huskers had extra base hits, including a solo home run by Madi Unzicker in the seventh inning at Wisconsin’s Goodman Diamond. Tristen Edwards was 3 of 4 and scored a run when Peyton Glatter hit a first-inning double.

Unzicker’s first RBI came on a groundout in the first that gave Nebraska a 2-0 lead.

Lindsey Walljasper improved to 11-11 on the season, while Courtney Wallace earned her first career save by pitching the final two innings.

The three-game series continues Saturday at 1 p.m.

Nebraska (21-28, 9-12)………..200 002 1—5 9 0

At Wisconsin (36-11, 13-8)…..120 000 0—3 6 1

W: Lindsey Walljasper (11-11). L: Kaitlyn Menz (17-7). Save: Courtney Wallace. 2B: NU, Tristen Edwards, Peyton Glatter, Lexey Kneib; UW, Taylor Johnson. HR: NU, Madi Unzicker. A: 507.

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