Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Nebraska Downs Illinois State, 8-0
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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  • 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.)


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