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Nebraska softball splits doubleheader against Duke and Long Beach State

The Huskers entered their second day at the Puerto Vallarta Challenge, facing Duke and Long Beach State in a doubleheader. Nebraska split the day, falling to Duke and defeating Long Beach State.

The Huskers clashed with the Blue Devils in their first game. Jala Wright tossed a one-hitter for Duke in a 6-1 victory over Nebraska. Wright retired the first 18 batters she faced, taking a perfect game into the final inning before Billie Andrews produced Nebraska’s only run and hit with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the seventh.

Kaylin Kinney started the game for Nebraska on the mound, pitching for 5.0 and allowing five runs. Freshman Caitlin Olensky pitched the final 2.0 innings and allowed only one run.

Against Long Beach State, Nebraska produced eight hits in the game in its 7-2 victory. Brooke Andrews drove in four runs to power the Huskers to their win, hitting 1-for-2 with a double and four RBIs. Billie Andrews also drove in runs for Nebraska, scoring two by going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.

Kaylin Kinney tossed the final 4.0 innings for Nebraska after taking over for Sarah Harness and did not allow a run while surrendering only two hits.

The Huskers move to 1-2 on the season and will wrap up the Puerto Vallarta Challenge against Utah Valley on Saturday morning. The first pitch is set for 10:30 a.m. and can be viewed on FloSoftball.

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