NCAA Region 2 Softball
Tucson, Arizona - Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium
Thursday, May 18, 2000
Game 2 (5 p.m.)
TUCSON--No. 18 Nebraska (50-19) outmuscled fifth-seeded Illinois State to give the Cornhuskers a first-round victory, 8-0, in NCAA Region 2 softball action at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Nebraska jumped on the board in the first with a one-out single by Ginger Taylor and a home run by Jennifer Lizama.
Consecutive fielding errors by ISU (26-32) with one out in the third allowed Nebraska to score five unearned runs on Kim Ogee's subsequent RBI single and a grand slam by Jamie Fuente. Fuente's blast came after ISU pitcher Nicole Kurth (16-12) intentionally walked Lizama.
NU pitcher Leigh Ann Walker (21-5) scattered three hits and struck out five.
The Redbirds will play the loser of the Arizona-Middle Tennessee State game in an elimination contest at 5 p.m. Friday. Nebraska meets South Carolina (40-26)in second-round winner's bracket action at 7:30 p.m.
Friday. Game 3 (2:30 p.m.)