Huskers Celebrate Softball NCAA Win

Islanders led 1-0 late at Lincoln

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Updated: Tue, 20 May 2014 09:48:29 CST

After losing the first game of the NCAA Regional in Columbia, Missouri Friday, Nebraska roared back with 4 straight win, two Saturday and a doubleheader sweep of the host Missouri Tigers yesterday...

The Huskers used the long ball as Hailey Decker homered twice in both games and has 14 on the season and Taylor Edwards hit her 18th of the season and school record 54th in her career...

Most importantly, the Huskers get to the Super Regional against the Crimson Tide in Tusculoosa Thursday and Friday.

It was nice for Taylor to get the school record in the process.

ITS JUST AN HONOR, I DON'T KNOW JUST GOING OUT THERE AND MAKING SOLID CONTACT WITH THE BALL THAT'S HARD AT THE BEGINNING AND THEN JUST GOING OUT THERE AND HAVING FUN. I MEAN THAT'S MY WHOLE GOAL EVERY TIME, JUST GETTING AN HONOR LIKE THAT, IT'S HUMBLING.

I WAS SO HAPPY FOR HER, I WAS STANDING AT HOME PLATE WITH MY ARMS UP AND I JUST EMBRACED HER AND GAVE HER A HUGE HUG AND I KNOW SHE WAS WANTING TO GET IT DONE, AND I KNOW THE GIRL IT HIT OFF HER GLOVE  AND WHATEVER, I'M JUST SO HAPPY FOR HER AND HER AND HER ACCOMPLISHEMTNS ARE SO AWESOME AND I KNOW SHE WASN'T ASKING FOR ANYTHING BACK LIKE THAT BUT BECAUSE OF WHO SHE IS AND AS HUMBLING AS SHE IS SHE DEFINATELY DESERVED IT.

IN SOME WAYS SHE AND I HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT IT AT ALL BUT IN SOME WAYS IT LETS HER EXHALE AND I JUST REMEMBER WHEN I WAS YOUNGER HANK AARON BROKE THE HOME RUN RECORD HE JUST TALKED ABOUT HOW MUCH PRESSURE, HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE HAD PRESSURE ON HIM UNTIL AFTER HE BROKE THE RECORD AND I THINK THE VERY SAME THING FOR HER, BECAUSE THE NEXT TIME UP SHE WAS RELAXED UP THERE.

The Huskers will have to do it the hard way, defeat 3rd ranked Alabama twice on their home field.

Last season, the Big Red went to Oregon and defeated the Ducks 2 of 3 to go to the College World Series in OKC–can it happen again?