Baseball infielder Core Jackson wins DN Freshman Athlete of the Week | Sports

The week after spring break was pretty quiet for Husker Athletics before heading into a show-packed weekend.

For this week’s winner, it was a weekend of action that helped justify his role in shaping the Huskers.

This week’s winner is baseball player Core Jackson.

Nebraska baseball opened its conference schedule with a three-game home series against Michigan.

The Huskers finished the series 1-2, winning Game 1 13-9 before falling in Game 2 8-6 and Game 3 6-1.

Throughout the series, Jackson has contributed to the team both on the field and at home plate. The Wyoming, Ont., native finished the weekend with three hits, two walks and an RBI on 11 at-bats, along with seven assists and two double field plays.

In the Huskers’ 13-9 Game 1 win, Jackson finished the game with a hit, a run and two walks. Then in Game 2, Jackson finished with a hit and an RBI on four at-bats. Jackson’s RBI scored his 10th of the season, making him the fifth Husker to hit the double digit mark. Jackson also recorded a hit in the series finale.

During the season, Jackson has a .200 batting average and a .930 batting average. Jackson is also second for Nebraska in two assists with 35 and double plays with eight.

First Honorable Mention: Softball Catcher Ava Bredwell

The Nebraska softball team was originally scheduled to play four games during the week, but due to weather conditions only played two. Both games were on the road against Michigan, where the Huskers won both.

First-year wide receiver Ava Bredwell continued to be a key contributor to the team against the Wolverines. Bredwell finished the two-game series with two hits, including a two-run homer against six batters, as well as five instant catches and an assist.

In the first win, Bredwell got the ball rolling for the Huskers with a two-run homer in the third inning, his second homer of the season, to give Nebraska a 2-0 lead. This ultimately led to the Huskers 3-2 victory. Then in the team’s second win in a 7-4 game, Bredwell finished with a three-hit hit, his 10th hit of the season.

Second honorable mention: Hannah Godwin, track and field runner

The Nebraska track and field team kicked off the 2022 outdoor season by competing in the Emporia State Relays and Combo Events and the Arizona State Invitational March 25-26.

First-year distance runner Hannah Godwin competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Arizona State Invitational on Friday night. In his first college-level obstacle course and outdoor race, Godwin finished third out of five runners. However, it was the Kearney, Nebraska native’s finishing time in the race that was historic for the team.

Godwin finished the race in 10:42.75, placing her 9th in school history for the event. For the indoor season, Godwin competed in numerous events for the Huskers, including the 3,000 meter race. His best time in the event was 9:55.32.

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