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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1993)
Nebraska catcher Kris Vucurevic, left, makes the tag on Dana Way of Missouri in the second
game of Sunday’s doubleheader.
Power, speed help leadoff batter
hit Huskers home with a punch
By unris Main
Designated hitter Amy
Offcnbacker pul a little punch into
Nebraska’s offense this weekend
against Missouri, with a couple of
home runs from an unlikely position.
Offcnbackcr, Nebraska’s Icadoff
hitter, started off Nebraska’s win
against Missouri, Saturday, with a
home run that took a while to get out
of the park.
Nebraska softball coach Rhonda
Rcvcllc said Offcnbackcr muscled that
bailout, which tied the game 1-1, but
got a clean cut on the ball she took out
of the park in Nebraska’s second game
In the third inning of Ncbraska’s4
1 win Sunday, Offcnbackcr hit her
second sblo home hin of the weekend
to boost the Husker lead to 3-0 over
If I can make the pitcher lose her confidence a
little I think it helps out the team.
UNL designated hitter
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“It’s a great feeling,” Offcnbackcr
said, “except I wish I could gel some
one on base when I hit one.”
Offcnbackcr leads the team in home
runs with four. That lies her for 1(>th
on Nebraska’s all-time charts for most
home runs in a season.
She says she likes the fact that she
doesn’t fit the Icadoff hitler’s tradi
“I think it’s a big advantage,”
Offcnbackcr said. “Generally Icadoff
hitters are seen as the Quick, little
Offen backer docs fitoncuualily of
a leadoff hitler—the ability to gel on
base. She had two walks in game one
on Saturday, and leads the team with
19, a number that also places her on
the Husker all-time charts.
“She has a real good eye,” Rcvellc
said. “She’s lough on pitchers and has
Offenbacker says she likes to work
the count a lot, and that aspect, com
bined with her power, can really throw
opposing pitchers off balance.
“If I can make the pitcher lose her
confidence a little I think it helps out
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