#4 Emily Lockman
Position: Right Hand Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Corona, Calif.
High School: Norco
Club: Corona Angels

Career Honors & Awards

  • First-Team NFCA All-Region (2013)
  • Second-Team All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013)
  • Two-Time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013)

Career Capsule
Emily Lockman lived up to considerable hype by delivering a stellar first season that ranked among the best of any freshman pitcher in the country in 2013. After earning the prestigious honor as California Gatorade Player of the Year as a high school senior in 2012, much was expected of Lockman last spring. She lived up to the expectations by tossing the earliest no-hitter in school history in her fourth career start. Lockman went on to post a 15-6 record as a freshman with a 1.78 ERA in 28 appearances and 25 starts that included four shutouts among her 15 complete games.

For her efforts, she was a second-team All-Big Ten selection, in addition to earning a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament team and twice being recognized as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. More impressively, Lockman was one of only two freshmen nationally to be chosen as a first-team all-region pitcher. She was only the second Husker freshman pitcher to be an all-region honoree since the award was created in 1995 and the only first-team selection. Lockman was also the first Husker freshman pitcher to earn all-conference accolades since 2001. Her 1.78 ERA ranked fourth among all freshmen in school history, while her 157.2 innings ranked fifth.

Freshman Season [2013]
Lockman was one of the nation’s top freshman pitchers in 2013, in addition to putting together one of the most impressive freshman seasons by a Husker pitcher. Lockman was a first-team NFCA all-region selection, one of only two freshmen pitchers nationally to earn that distinction. She was the first Husker freshman pitcher to be an all-region honoree since Jenny Voss in 1997 and the first to be a first-team selection since the award was created in 1995. Lockman also earned a second-team All-Big Ten selection, becoming the first NU freshman pitcher to be an all-conference performer since Peaches James in 2001. Lockman also claimed a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament team, and she was twice selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Lockman posted a 15-6 record in 2013 with a 1.78 ERA in 157.2 innings. She allowed only 29 extra-base hits, while limiting opposing hitters to a .226 average. Lockman added four shutouts and 15 complete games, while making 25 starts and appearing in 28 total games. Her numbers ranked among the best marks by a freshman in school history. Lockman’s ERA was the fourth-lowest by a freshman in school history, and she excelled while shouldering an unusual workload for a freshman. Her 157.2 innings were the fifth-most by a freshman in school history, but were the most since Voss threw a record 295.1 innings in 1997.

Overall, Lockman ranked 46th nationally in ERA, including fourth among all freshmen. In the Big Ten, Lockman ranked second in ERA, seventh in opponent batting average and tied for ninth in wins. She allowed the fewest runs (49) of any Big Ten pitcher who threw at least 100 innings in 2013, allowing 23 fewer runs than any other pitcher.

Lockman was at her best against the top competition. She went 2-2 against top-10 opponents with a 2.17 ERA in 38.2 innings. She was 2-1 in her three complete games against top-10 foes with an impressive 1.05 ERA, including road victories at No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 3 Oregon. Lockman tossed a seven-hit shutout against the national champions in early March, snapping OU’s season-opening 17-game win streak. She was one of only four pitchers to defeat Oklahoma in 2013, and one of only two to shut out the powerful Sooner lineup. Her superb effort against OU marked Nebraska’s second win over a No. 1 team in school history, but its first road win over a top-ranked opponent. In the NCAA Tournament, Lockman made three appearances against top-10 teams, posting a 1-1 record with a 2.23 ERA.

Lockman also excelled against Big Ten competition, posting a 5-2 record with a 2.57 ERA in league play. She tossed 5.0 innings and did not allow an earned run in a complete-game victory over Northwestern in her Big Ten debut, then picked up both of Nebraska’s wins at Iowa two weeks later. She earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament team after winding up on the losing end of a 1-0 decision against Minnesota, when she allowed only one run and three hits. Two of Lockman’s six defeats on the season were 1-0 setbacks.

Overall, Lockman allowed one earned run or less in 15 of her 28 appearances, while her fourth and final shutout of the season was a two-hit shutout over in-state rival Creighton on April 24, when she struck out seven, her fourth-highest total of the year. Her highest strikeout total was 11 against Wichita State on March 9, while she also struck out nine in the win over Northwestern. Lockman struck out nine Aggies in a six-inning no-hitter against Utah State on Feb. 16 in just her fourth career start. She was the first Husker freshman to throw a no-hitter since Summer Tobias in 2003, and Lockman recorded her first career no-hitter earlier than any other pitcher in school history.

Defensively, Lockman committed one error in 31 chances to post a .968 fielding percentage.

Before Nebraska
Lockman starred for Norco High School and was considered California’s top high school player in 2012. Following her senior season, she was named California’s Gatorade Player of the Year and the state’s Ms. Softball 2012, in addition to being named the CIF Southern Section Division I Player of the Year and a first-team ESPNHS All-American.

Lockman won CIF Southern Section Division I championships as a freshman and a senior. In her final season, Lockman earned the decision in every game and led Norco to the No. 1 final national ranking for the first time in school history.

Lockman was consistently recognized as one of California’s top pitchers. In addition to the honors from her stellar senior season in 2012, Lockman was one of only 10 pitchers named to the MaxPreps California all-state first team in 2011, which honors players regardless of class. Lockman was also one of only eight pitchers named to the ESPNHS all-underclass first team, in addition to being a second-team overall all-state selection.

Lockman ended her career with a 74-19 record with a 0.89 ERA in 597.1 innings, as she allowed only 76 earned runs in her career. She struck out 486 batters and walked only 97, posting a strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than 5-to-1. Offensively, Lockman owned a career batting average above .375 with 27 doubles, 11 home runs and 133 RBIs.

In a superb senior season, Lockman posted a 31-2 record with a 0.35 ERA, as she allowed only 11 earned runs in 220.0 innings. Lockman added 145 strikeouts and walked just 11 to post an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio of better than 13-to-1. She surrendered only 111 hits in her 220.0 innings, an average of only 3.5 hits per game, while tossing 21 shutouts in 33 games. The 21 shutouts were a school record, breaking the previous mark set by Teagan Gerhart, a three-time All-Pac-12 pitcher who completed her career at Stanford in 2013. Lockman’s 31 wins also set an Inland record and tied for the third-most victories in a season in southern section history. In five playoff games, Lockman tossed three shutouts and allowed only one earned run.

As a junior, Lockman earned all-area, all-league and All-CIF Southern Section honors while posting a 21-7 record with a 1.08 ERA and 154 strikeouts. As a sophomore in her first season as Norco’s ace, Lockman earned first-team all-state underclass, first-team all-league, first-team all-area and second-team All-CIF Southern Section honors. That season she posted a 20-10 record with a 1.30 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 202.0 innings.

As a freshman, Lockman contributed to Norco’s southern section championship by posting a 2-0 record with a 1.56 ERA, while earning honorable-mention all-area honors.

In the summer, Lockman helped the Corona Angels continue their run as one of the nation’s premier club programs. In addition to her sophomore teammate Dawna Tyson, Lockman joined a Nebraska roster that features former Angels Tatum and Taylor Edwards. The Angels are coached by Dawna’s father, Marty. Lockman helped the Angels win the ASA 18-and-under Champions Cup in both 2010 and 2011. She was also part of the Angels squad that finished third at the 2010 Premier Girls Fastpitch National Championship. Lockman posted two top-three finishes at nationals with the Angels’ 14-and-under team and won ASA Nationals in 2005.

Individually, Lockman attended the invitation-only OnDeck Softball All-Stars National Elite-64 Futures Camp in both 2008 and 2009.

Emily Jane Lockman was born on Jan. 27, 1994, in Chino, Calif. The daughter of Kelly and Don Lockman, Emily has a younger sister, Abby (16). Emily is a psychology major. She was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for the spring 2013 semester.

































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