LINCOLN, Neb. -- Behind an impressive outing from Emily Lockman and several timely hits from the Huskers offense, Nebraska defeated No. 12 Minnesota 5-3 on Sunday at Bowlin Stadium.
Lockman tossed a complete game, allowing only three runs to a Minnesota offense that ranks in the top 15 nationally in scoring. She tossed her seventh complete game of the season while improving to 10-8 on the year.
Offensively, four of the Huskers' eight hits came with runners in scoring position. Each of the first five hitters in the lineup produced an RBI. Kiki Stokes finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Steph Pasquale was also 2-for-3 with an RBI.
The balanced team effort helped Nebraska improve to 18-14 overall and 6-2 in conference play. Minnesota saw its 15-game win streak snapped and fell to 29-5 on the season and 5-1 in league action. Reigning Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Sara Groenewegen (18-3) took the loss for the Golden Gophers, allowing four runs (two earned) in 4.0 innings.