The 14th-seeded Nebraska softball team clinched a spot in Sunday’s NCAA Lincoln Regional final with a 7-1 victory over Stanford in a winner’s bracket matchup Saturday at Bowlin Stadium.
Nebraska broke open a 2-1 game with a five-run sixth inning that included four two-out runs. That was more than enough support for Tatum Edwards, who fired a complete-game two-hitter to improve to 28-8 on the year. Edwards worked around four walks and three hit batters by allowing three hits or fewer for her second straight postseason start.
Offensively, seven Huskers had a hit as Nebraska out-hit Stanford, 8-3. Taylor Edwards had two hits and two RBIs, giving her 50 RBIs this season. She joined three-time All-American Ali Viola as the only players in school history to produce more than one 50-RBI season. Courtney Breault added three RBIs of her own, while Alicia Armstrong and Tatum Edwards drove in one run each.
Stanford clinched a spot in a third straight regional final with a 4-1 victory over Northern Iowa in an elimination matchup at the NCAA Lincoln Regional on Saturday night.
Teagan Gerhart fired a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 10 to earn the victory and improve to 21-12 on the year. Her win came after she took the loss in Saturday’s first game against Nebraska. Gerhart and her Cardinal teammates get another shot at the Huskers at 1 p.m. on Sunday in a nationally-televised game on the Big Ten Network. A Stanford victory would force an if-necessary game at 3:30 p.m. with a trip to the Eugene (Ore.) Super Regional on the line.