Behind a two-hit shutout from Tatum Edwards, 14th seeded Nebraska defeated Northern Iowa 4-0 Friday night in an opening-round match-up in the NCAA Lincoln Regional at Bowlin Stadium.
With the win, Nebraska (41-13) advanced to Saturday's 1 p.m. winner's bracket game against Stanford, who defeated Tulsa 4-2 earlier on Friday. Northern Iowa (26-25) will take on the Golden Hurricane in a 4 p.m. game.
Edwards (27-8) allowed only two singles and struck out 11 while picking up her 10th shutout of the season. She worked around three walks and three hit batters as UNI stranded seven.
Offensively, Edwards produced the game's first run with a fifth-inning RBI single before the Huskers scored three times in the bottom of the sixth. Brooke Thomason hit a two-run homer and Jordan Bettiol added a sacrifice fly.
Jamie Fisher (21-14) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) in a complete-game effort.