Nebraska softball freshman twins Tatum and Taylor Edwards combined for three of Nebraska’s nine hits Thursday as the Huskers won their season opener 11-2 in five innings against Portland State at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz.
The Huskers scored their 11 runs on nine hits and blew the game open with a seven-run fourth inning. Tatum finished 1-for-3. Taylor went 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
In the circle, junior right-hander Ashley Hagemann (1-0) earned the victory by allowing two runs on five hits in 4.0 innings. Junior Haley Workman made her Husker debut by retiring Portland State in order in the fifth inning.
Nebraska’s 11 runs tied for the second-most runs ever in a Husker season opener and the most since a school-record 14 runs in a win over Creighton in 1993 in Head Coach Rhonda Revelle’s first game.