Gray Earns Big Ten Player of the Week Honors

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Gray Earns Big Ten Player of the Week Honors
Gray Earns Big Ten Player of the Week Honors

Gray Earns Big Ten Player of the Week Honors, Honored – Nebraska sophomore infielder Sydney Gray was named the Co-Big Ten Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday, as she shared the honor with Illinois’ Jaelyn Vickery.

Nebraska Baseball To Host Arizona State Tuesday

The Nebraska baseball team has announced that it will host Arizona State in a three-game series next Tuesday at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers and Sun Devils are scheduled to play at 5 p.m., while game two is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and game three is scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday at Bowlin Stadium, before Nebraska leaves for Irvine, Calif., where it will compete in a five-team tournament beginning Friday, March 27 against Kansas (3 p.m. CT), Nebraska Omaha (6:30 p.m.)

Gray Earns Big Ten Player of the Week Honors

California State – Fullerton (8:30 p.m.) and Missouri (5:30 p.m.). Nebraska’s final contest of the season is a home game against Creighton on May 4, at 3 p.m., at Bowlin Stadium. Admission is free with gates opening 90 minutes prior to first pitch each day unless otherwise noted above. Fans are encouraged to stay up-to-date with all of NU’s games by following @HuskerBaseball on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Prior to NU taking its doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, No. 18 North Carolina defeated Nebraska 6-2 in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, after closing out their regular season with a 39-13 record—its sixth straight year going over .500.

Gray Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Nebraska infielder Sydney Gray was named Big Ten Conference Player of the Week, as announced by head coach Rhonda Revelle on Tuesday. Gray earns her first career conference weekly honor after hitting an impressive .636 (8-14) at a rain-shortened Troy Cox Classic in Las Cruce, N.M., while leading No. 9 Nebraska to its third straight tournament title and fourth overall at UNM’s Tournament Park over the weekend. The award is Nebraska’s 15th all-time Big Ten Weekly Honor, with nine coming from softball since 2009.

It is also Nebraska’s fifth all-time preseason honor from the conference with last season being awarded to seniors Hailey Decker and Amber Rolfzen for their performance during their final regular-season home series against Ohio State. Prior to 2016, Nebraska had not earned any player honors from either league. This week marks Nebraska’s second consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week accolade, following Tanner Lubach earning Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 27.

Nebraska has seven total Big Ten Player of the Week awards, having most recently been given to Rachel Fox on March 1, 2015. Nebraska also has four Big Ten Pitcher of the Week awards. On top of that, she leads NCAA Division I baseball/softball in batting average (.650), hits (22), RBI (24), slugging percentage (.946), and doubles per game (1.00). In addition to ranking among national leaders across all offensive categories, Gray ranks No.

Highlights from NU’s 1-0 Win Over Wisconsin

Nebraska softball’s Sydney Gray had a solo home run and drove in three runs as Nebraska defeated Wisconsin, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium. The Huskers got off to a fast start offensively as Gray hit her ninth home run of the season in just her second at-bat. Sydney’s homer was also her seventh career leadoff homer and put NU up 1-0 before they took their first lead since March 7 against Northwestern.

Sydney Gray notched her first career multi-goal game, scoring twice to lead Nebraska to a 1-0 win over Wisconsin in its regular-season finale. The junior led all players with six shots and added an assist on NU’s only goal. She now has seven goals on the year and 14 points (7g, 7a). She is averaging .288 for the Huskers and boasts eight multi-point games in 2017.

Nebraska Softball Hosts Cal State Fullerton Wednesday

The Nebraska softball team (1-0) returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Cal State Fullerton (0-1) in a non-conference game at Bowlin Stadium. The first pitch is set for 6 p.m., and fans can watch all the action live on BTN Plus while following along via @HuskerSoftball on Twitter. Fans are also encouraged to join the conversation using #GBR.

Huskers Sweep Loyola Chicago in 3-1 Victory

The Nebraska softball team opened their three-game weekend series against Loyola Chicago with a dominant 8-1 victory. The Huskers scored two runs in both third and fourth innings and added another run in the fifth to finish with a season-high eight runs. Sophomore pitcher Erika Strader tossed her first career complete game, going all seven innings with six strikeouts.

Freshman shortstop Sydney Gray led all players at the plate as she finished 3-for-4 with three RBI’s on just one hit, knocking home two runs in her first at-bat of game one. Senior third baseman Tanner Witt also helped herself by scoring twice and driving in one run on 2-for-3 hitting from the plate.

Junior outfielder Lauren May drove in junior second baseman Taylor Edwards for Nebraska’s eighth and final run of game one with an RBI double down into the left field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Edwards was also responsible for NU’s only other offensive highlight, knocking home freshman designated player Tatum Edwards from second base after senior third baseman Erin Staley singled earlier in that same frame.

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