LINCOLN — No. 16 Nebraska scored in four straight innings and Tatum Edwards held the nation’s highest-scoring team to two hits as the Huskers defeated ninth-ranked Michigan 6-1 Friday at Bowlin Stadium.
Nebraska (36-10, 13-4) snapped the Wolverines’ nation-leading 22-game winning streak and pulled within three games of the Big Ten leaders. Averaging 10.3 runs in conference play entering Friday, Michigan tied its season low with one run.
Edwards, celebrating her 21st birthday, struck out six, including the side in the final inning.
Seniors Courtney Breault and Brooke Thomason each homered for Nebraska. Breault’s home run was her fourth in five games, and she finished 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Thomason became the first Husker with at least seven home runs in each of her four seasons.
The teams continue their series at 1 p.m. Saturday. The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.