Emily Lockman shut out top-ranked Oklahoma on Saturday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Lockman Earns Second Weekly Honor

By NU Athletic Communications

Freshman right-hander Emily Lockman was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time in three weeks, the conference announced on Monday. Lockman shared the honor with Michigan's Sierra Romero.

Lockman made a pair of starts last weekend, picking up complete-game road victories at No. 1 Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. On Saturday, Lockman scattered seven hits in shutting out the top-ranked and previously unbeaten Sooners. Her effort snapped OU's season-opening 17-game winning streak, as Lockman shut out a Sooner offense that had averaged more than seven runs per game and had scored at least two runs in every game. It also marked only the second time in school history that Nebraska had defeated a No. 1 team.

On Sunday, Lockman bounced back from a rough first inning to finish with six consecutive scoreless innings in a complete-game victory against Oklahoma State. With her performance last weekend, Lockman is now 6-1 on the year with a 1.45 ERA.


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