September 16, 2014

Revelle named Big Ten softball coach of the year. Three players gain first-team honors

Nebraska softball head coach Rhonda Revelle was named the 2014 Big Ten Coach of the Year. Senior twins Tatum and Taylor Edwards were named to the first team for the second straight year, and sophomore Hailey Decker was also a first-team selection. Sophomores Alicia Armstrong and Emily Lockman were named all-conference for the second straight year, while freshman MJ Knighten also earned a spot on the second team. Nebraska’s six honorees ranked second in the conference.

Tatum led all Big Ten pitchers with 11 victories in league play, while she led all Big Ten hitters with 10 homers and 33 RBIs. Edwards went 9-1 with a 1.71 ERA over the final 16 conference games, while producing eight homers and 28 RBIs at the plate.

Taylor hit eight homers in league play, ranking second among all Big Ten hitters, trailing only her sister. Taylor is the Big Ten’s overall home run leader with 17 homers this spring.

Decker has the Big Ten’s third-best batting average in conference play, hitting .443. She tied for the league lead with 35 hits in conference play, while ranking second with 27 runs and 61 total bases.

The Huskers play in Evanston, IL on Friday in the Big Ten Tournament, getting a first round bye, after finishing second in the league.