LINCOLN — Nebraska earned its first series sweep of the season with a 4-1 victory over New Mexico State on Sunday.
The Huskers (7-16) won both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader before Sunday’s victory in front of 650 at Bowlin Stadium. NU scored in four of its final five at-bats to earn the victory as Alyvia Simmons and MJ Knighten generated enough offense from the top of the order.
Knighten was 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a run while Simmons was 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and two runs.
Kaylan Jablonski improved to 3-8 by allowing one run on four hits in four innings. Cassie McClure picked up her second save of the season with three innings of scoreless, one-hit relief.
Freshman Alexis Perry also had a big day on offense, going 2 for 3 with a walk. The Huskers stranded 12 — New Mexico State stranded 11 — and the committed one error.
NU left for Wichita after the game to prepare for Monday’s 5 p.m. game with the Shockers (15-10).
New Mexico State (9-14) ….. 010 000 0—1 5 0
At Nebraska (7-16) …………. 001 102 x—4 11 1
W: Jablonski, 3-8. L: Diaz, 4-6. S: McClure, 2. 2B: NU, Simmons, Knighten 2.