Ashley Tiedgen threw a no-hitter in game one while going 3-3 at the plate as Nebraska Wesleyan defeated Mount Marty College, 8-0, in six innings in game one of a GPAC doubleheader on Wednesday night in Lincoln. NWU also used the run-rule to defeat the Lancers, 9-0, in five innings in game two.
Tiedgen, one of four NWU seniors that was honored between games, allowed just one hit in 9.0 innings of work on the night. She threw a no-hitter in game one, striking out seven and walking two in 6.0 innings. She also started game two and threw the first three innings allowing only one hit to pick up her second victory of the night.
At the plate, Tiedgen was 3-3 in game one with two doubles, a triple and three RBIs. She also scored two runs in game two.
Several different players had big offensive nights at the plate for the Prairie Wolves (18-10, 8-6 GPAC). Megan Beckstead was 3-4 in game one, while Erin Starkey was 2-3. Klancy Nixon had a triple with three RBIs.
In game two, four players had two hits apiece. Starkey was 2-3 with two RBIs, Marcia Kennedy was 2-3, Alysia Wittmaack was 2-3 with a double and two RBIs and Mollie Seim was 2-3 with a triple.
Nixon, Seim, Starkey and Tiedgen all were honored with their families between games as it was the final home game of the season. The four seniors will leave NWU as the winningest senior class in NWU history. The senior class now has 72 wins with games remaining this season.