URBANA, Ill. — Senior Brooke Thomason’s first- inning, two-run double provided No. 19 Nebraska with all the runs it would need as the Huskers defeated Illinois 7-1 Sunday.
Junior right-hander Tatum Edwards (16-5) pitched a two-hitter. After Illinois scored in the bottom of the first, Edwards surrendered one hit and allowed three base runners in the final six innings. She struck out six in winning her eighth straight start.