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Platteview 62, Nebraska City 48
Waverly 40, Plattsmouth 29
Ralston 62, Omaha Gross Catholic 46
Omaha Roncalli 68, Blair 35
Elkhorn Mount Michael 65, Schuyler 30
Beatrice 48, Crete 31
York 60, Seward 54
Hastings 76, McCook 46
Lexington 76, Grand Island Northwest 51
Alliance 66, Gering 51
Scottsbluff 86, Sidney 36
Falls City 57, Syracuse 35
Conestoga 54, Louisville 34
Columbus Scotus 47, David City 30
West Point-Beemer 59, Tekamah-Herman 45
Boone Central/Newman Grove 80, Madison 75
Wood River 51, Minden 44
Archbishop Bergan 53, Omaha Brownell-Talbot 43
Wakefield 56, Walthill 51
Crofton 40, Stanton 35
Neligh-Oakdale 62, Summerland 40
Arcadia-Loup City 65, Palmer 57
Hastings St. Cecilia 55, Superior 31
Bayard 48, Hemingford 41
Boyd County 50, Plainview 38
Central Valley 75, Nebraska Lutheran 49
Thayer Central 41, Blue Hill 33
Kenesaw 42, Franklin 37
Overton 52, Arapahoe 41
Burwell 68, Twin Loup 34
Creek Valley 44, Minatare 33
Emerson-Hubbard 58, Winside 28
Wausa 70, St. Edward 47
Spalding Academy 53, CWC 45
Hampton 55, Elba 37
Medicine Valley 50, Sandhills Valley 30
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Kearney 61, Omaha North 21
Bellevue East 51, Lincoln Southeast 34
Omaha Benson 62, Grand Island 32
Bellevue West 63, Omaha Bryan 24
Omaha Central 66, Omaha South 24
NU was held to three hits as a team, as Cam Chick, Ty Roseberry and Leighton Banjoff each managed one hit apiece for the Big Red.
Sophomore left-hander Cade Povich, making his second start of the season, threw 5.2 innings and allowed three runs, while recording eight strikeouts and only one walk. Kyle Perry tossed 2.1 no-hit scoreless innings out of the bullpen before Max Schreiber held Arizona scoreless for the final 1.0 inning.
In the first inning, Arizona managed a leadoff single, but a flyout and strikeout-caught stealing double play ended a scoreless frame for the Wildcats. In the bottom half, Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before three consecutive outs.
The Wildcats drew a one-out walk in the top of the second, but a fielder's choice and flyout kept them from scoring. In the bottom of the second, NU scored one run to take the early lead. Banjoff blistered a one-out single before advancing to third on Mojo Hagge's bunt. Joe Acker's sacrifice fly brought in Banjoff before a strikeout ended the frame.
Povich retired all three Arizona batters in the top of the third. NU also went down in order in the bottom of the third on two flyouts and a groundout.
In the top of the fourth, Blake Paugh launched a solo home run to tie the score at 1-1, but Povich struck out the other three Wildcat hitters. Roseberry hit a one-out single in the bottom of the fourth, but was left on base after back-to-back strikeouts.
Arizona managed one hit in the top of the fifth, but Povich added two strikeouts as the other three Wildcat batters were retired. The Huskers were retired in order in the bottom half.
Paugh blasted another home run in the top of the sixth, a two-run shot, to put Arizona up by a 3-1 margin. NU put runners on second and third in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn't add to its score. Spencer Schwellenbach was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot before Luke Roskam reached on a one-out walk, but back-to-back strikeouts kept the Huskers from scoring.
The Wildcats were retired in order with a flyout and two groundouts in the top of the seventh. In the bottom half, NU also went down 1-2-3 with two groundouts before a foul pop-out.
In the top of the eighth, Perry retired all three Arizona hitters with three flyouts. Chick blasted a leadoff home run in the bottom of the eighth to trim the deficit to 3-2 before three consecutive outs ended the frame.
Arizona managed one base hit in the top of the ninth, but each of the other three batters produced outs. In the bottom of the ninth, the Huskers went down in order.
The Huskers return to action next weekend for a three-game series against Arizona State in Phoenix, Ariz., starting on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (CT).
Nebraska had several opportunities to make some noise, scoring the first run and hitting the only home run of the game. However, NU surrendered one unearned run and left two runners on third to give the Gators the edge. Tristen Edwards went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer. Cam Ybarra hit her first triple as a Husker and Samantha Owen also had one hit.
Olivia Ferrell dropped to 2-4 on the season. She started and pitched 4.0 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. She also had one strikeout. Courtney Wallace pitched 3.0 innings of relief. She gave up three runs - two earned - on three hits and had two strikeouts.
Florida's Natalie Lugo (6-1) pitched started and pitched 5.0 innings. She was pulled in the middle of the game but pitched the final inning for a total of 6.0 innings. She gave up three runs on four hits and had eight strikeouts.
Nebraska got right to work, scoring one run in the bottom of the first. Edwards hit a leadoff single and Unzicker bunted to move her over. Edwards reached third on a fly out and scored on a wild pitch.
Florida took a 2-1 lead in the third, scoring two runs off three hits.
In the fourth, Ybarra hit a one-out triple to put the tying run on third, but the Gators got back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.
The Gators extended their lead in the fifth, scoring three runs on two hits and one Husker error.
In the sixth, the Huskers cut the lead to 5-3. Wallace drew a walk and Edwards hit a two-run homer, which forced a Florida pitching change. Unzicker drew another walk and stole second. She moved to third on a ground out but would get stranded there as the Huskers couldn't score her.
In the final inning, Florida added an insurance run after a hit batter and a double. Nebraska attemped the comeback in the bottom of the inning. Owen hit a leadoff single and Bree Boruff pinch ran for her. However, the Gators retired the next three batters to end the game.
The Huskers are back in action on Feb. 29 when they travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on Missouri. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m. A live radio broadcast will be available on Huskers.com.