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Friday Flakes: Nebraska Softball Has Two Top 100 Players and a Top 15 Preseason Ranking

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Congrats to Jordy Bahl and Billie Andrews on Making D1 Softball’s Top 100. I think Nebraska fans definitely need to check out this preseason Top 15 Nebraska softball team if you get a chance this upcoming season.

Statement from the University:

A pair of homegrown Huskers have been ranked among the top 50 players in the country by D1Softball. Jordy Bahl was tabbed as the No. 2 player in the nation heading into the 2024 season, while Billie Andrews came in at No. 42 on the D1Softball list of the top 100 players in the country.

A Papillion native, Bahl is in her first season at Nebraska after playing two seasons at Oklahoma. She was a first-team All-American and the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in both seasons as a Sooner. Bahl was the national freshman of the year in 2022 and was one of 10 finalists for national player of the year in both 2022 and 2023. The two-time national champion was also the Most Outstanding Player of the 2023 Women’s College World Series after throwing 24.2 scoreless innings in Oklahoma City. In her career, Bahl boasts a 44-2 record with a 0.99 ERA with two perfect games plus one no-hitter. She is also a .350 career hitter.

Andrews, a senior from Gretna, has put up impressive numbers through her first three seasons at Nebraska. She boasts a .335 career average with 24 doubles, 43 home runs and 112 RBIs. Her 43 home runs are just 11 shy of the Nebraska record and rank 18th among all active Division I players. Andrews also owns a .647 career slugging percentage that ranks third in school history. She was tabbed as a third-team All-American in 2023 and is a three-time All-Big Ten selection, including first-team appointments in 2021 and 2023.

While Bahl and Andrews are both returning All-Americans, Nebraska’s roster also features seven additional players who have earned either all-conference or all-region recognition in their careers. Brooke Andrews, Katelyn Caneda, Peyton Cody, Sarah Harness and Abbie Squier have each been honored as both an all-conference and all-region selection, while Sydney Gray was an all-region selection in 2022 and Ava Bredwell was the 2022 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

With its talented roster, Nebraska has earned preseason top-15 rankings from D1Softball and Softball America.

SPORTS! SPORTS! JORTS! SPORTS! SPORTS!

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“STICK TO SPORTS!” Nah.