The 16th-ranked Nebraska softball team placed three players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest Region first and second teams, released on Wednesday. Junior Tatum Edwards was a first-team pitcher/utility selection, while freshman right-hander Emily Lockman was a first-team pitcher. Senior Brooke Thomason was a second-team outfielder.
Edwards earned a spot on the first team after posting a 26-8 record with a 1.85 ERA heading into this week’s NCAA Lincoln Regional at Bowlin Stadium. The 2013 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and unanimous first-team All-Big Ten selection, Edwards ranks 11th nationally in shutouts (9), 16th in wins and 19th in hits allowed per seven innings (4.6). She is also batting .297 and has nine doubles, 10 home runs and produced 23 RBIs. Her .649 slugging percentage leads Nebraska.
Lockman was one of only two freshmen on the All-Midwest region first team, and she was the only freshman pitcher nationally chosen as a first-team all-region selection. Lockman is 14-5 this season with a 1.73 ERA.
Thomason leads Nebraska with a .333 average this spring. She has also added 11 doubles, seven homers and 46 RBIs. This season, Thomason became the first Husker to produce four consecutive 30-RBI seasons, helping her rank third in school history with 165 career RBIs.
Tulsa faces Stanford at 4 p.m. today and then the Huskers will host Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Regional of the NCAA Tournament at Bowlin Stadium.