Tom Lemke tossed a five hit shutout, his second complete game shutout of the season, and Cade Thompson’s second-inning homer was just enough for the Huskers as they won the series finale 1-0 over Texas A&M, avoiding a sweep on Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field.
Lemke (5-5) allowed five hits and struck out a career-high nine. The freshman has allowed two runs or less in five of his 11 starts this season, and is the first Husker pitcher to throw a pair of complete-game shutouts since Aaron Marsden and Jamie Rodrigue both did it in 2002.
Nebraska is second in the Big 12 with four shutouts, with three of the wins coming by freshmen (two by Lemke and one by Tyler Niederklein). It was the second 1-0 shutout in Hawks Field history, and the first since a 1-0, 11-inning win over Oklahoma on May 22, 2004. Sunday’s win marked the first game all season that Nebraska won with less than 10 hits and the Huskers have yet to be swept in a Big 12 series this season.
NU will take the week off for finals.