May 1, 2011
The win moved Texas Tech to 40 wins in a season for only the second time in school history. The only other 40-win season came in 1998 where the Red Raiders won 45 games.
The win also guaranteed Tech its highest regular season winning percentage in school history. Tech still has two games remaining, but the Red Raiders can do worse than a .741 winning percentage, breaking the .720 mark from 1998.
The win was also only the third all-time for Tech in Lincoln. Nebraska still leads the overall series 31-7 all-time, including a 13-3 mark in Lincoln.
The Red Raiders are now 3-1 on the year in games where the score is tied after six innings. The last time Tech won when tied after six innings was March 18 when Cydney Allen hit a two-out grand slam to propel the Red Raiders over Jacksonville.
Tech's five-run seventh was its most runs in the particular inning since scoring four in the top of the seventh against Jacksonville on March 18.
Brittany Talley's six-hit shutout was her fifth of the season and first since holding Kansas scoreless in a 10-0 five-inning victory on April 13.
The shutout was the first against Nebraska on the road and only the second all-time in the series. Tech's only other shutout against the Huskers came in a 7-0 victory April 5, 2008 in Lubbock.
The shutout gives Tech a total of 16 on the year, its most since Amanda Renfro and Maggies Ayres combined to throw 16 during the 2001 season.
For only the second time in 11 games at the leadoff spot, Emily Bledsoe did not reach base to start the game. She came back to deliver a RBI single in the seventh, marking her 50th game out of 52 to reach base this season.
The Red Raiders are now 31-3 on the year when scoring before their opponent.
Tech's no errors in the series marked the first time Tech had been flawless in the field over an entire series since facing Oklahoma April 1-2 in Lubbock.
Tech's five runs were its most against Nebraska since scoring seven on April 5, 2008 in Lubbock. It marked only the fifth time in the series Tech has scored five or more runs.
Tech's six hits in the game were its fewest to win a game since also recording six in a 5-0 victory over Oklahoma on April 1.