The Nebraska softball team took of care of the Wisconsin Badgers by sweeping a double header on Wednesday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium winning 8-0 in the first game and rallying to beat the Badgers 4-3 in the second. NU is now 17-13 on the year.
Junior right-hander Robin Mackin struck out 10 in a three-hit shutout and Nebraska scored five times in the fifth to close out an 8-0 five-inning victory in game one. Mackin is 7-5 on the year. She struck out 10 in the five innings.
Nebraska also won a one-run game for the first time this season, after entering the day 0-6 this season in one-run games. Senior right-hander Alex Hupp (3-0) earned the win by tossing three innings of hitless relief, striking out five. Sophomore right-hander Ashley Hagemann got the start and allowed three runs on only three hits in four innings while walking four and striking out five.
Offensively, sophomore Ashley Guile went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs, and she was also hit by a pitch and walked once while reaching base in all four of her plate appearances. Junior Heidi Foland also finished with two hits, as Nebraska out-hit Wisconsin, 8-3.