No. 18/21 Nebraska Rallies Late to Defeat Gophers, 4-0
Kelsey Kimminau

April 16, 2013

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LINCOLN, NEB. – A grand slam by Nebraska’s Tatum Edwards with two outs in the bottom of the sixth broke a scoreless tie and gave the 18th-ranked Huskers a 4-0 win against Minnesota at Bowlin Stadium.

Nebraska (32-9, 10-3 Big Ten) captured both games in the doubleheader, which had been scheduled for April 10, but was postponed due to inclement weather in Lincoln, Neb., that day. The Huskers won the first game of the doubleheader, 3-2, after falling behind the Gophers, 2-0.

Minnesota (26-15, 9-5) was limited to three hits in the game by Tatum Edwards, who improved to 20-9 by striking out nine in the complete game win.

Sophomore right-handed pitcher Kelsey Kimminau made the start for the Gophers, working the first two innings in the circle before freshman lefty Nikki Anderson came on in relief.

The game remained a scoreless pitchers’ duel until the Huskers finally broke through in the bottom of the sixth. Taylor Edwards, the twin sister of Tatum, led off with a single up the middle, and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. A pair of walks issued by Anderson then loaded the bases, and Kimminau re-entered the game.

Kimminau got what seemed to be a huge out by catching Courtney Breault looking at strike three for the second out, but Tatum Edwards pulled a ball down the left field line and it hit off the foul pole for the game-winning grand slam. Anderson took the loss to fall to 4-3.

Minnesota returns home to play host to Michigan State for a three-game series this weekend. The series-opener is set for 6:00 p.m. CT on Friday at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium.


 

 

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