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Islander baseball sweeps Lincoln East

Grand Island, NE - Ryder Park - High School Baseball 

 

Wednesday, March 28th 

 

Game 1: Grand Island 5, Lincoln East 4 

 

Game 2: Grand Island 6, Lincoln East 2 

 

Grand Island is now 6-2 on the season. Next action will be Thursday, March 29th hosting Millard North. First pitch is set for 4:00 pm from Ryder Park. After the match up with Millard North, the Islanders will be off until April 3rd traveling to Nofolk to take on the Panthers in a double header. 

 





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Huskers Edged by Creighton, 3-1

Omaha, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (13-12) fell to Creighton, 3-1, in the first of a three-game season series at TD Ameritrade Park on Tuesday night.

Junior lefty Nate Fisher made his fifth start of the season and tossed 4.2 innings, allowing one run. Mike Waldron (2.2 innings) and Byron Hood (0.2 inning) each came of the bullpen for the Huskers.

The first two Husker batters in the opening frame, Zac Repinski and Mojo Hagge, each reached on singles, but stayed stranded when the next three hitters got out. Creighton scored one run in the bottom of the first. Isaac Collins drew a leadoff walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Will Robertson drove him in with an RBI double.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the second. In the bottom of the second, Fisher retired all three Bluejay batters. NU went down 1-2-3 in the top of the third inning. Creighton also went down in order in the third.

Scott Schreiber singled in the leadoff spot for the Huskers in the fourth inning. Jesse Wilkening singled in the following at-bat, but Schreiber was thrown out at third base on the play. The next two Husker batters recorded outs to leave him stranded. Creighton had a pair of singles in the fourth, but left two baserunners stranded during a scoreless inning.

NU managed one baserunner in the top of the fifth, but left him stranded. The Bluejays had a pair of baserunners in the bottom of the fifth, but left them stranded.

In the top of the sixth, the Huskers went down in order. Creighton also went down in order in the bottom of the sixth.

Jaxon Hallmark hit a two-out single in the seventh, but was left stranded after an inning-ending groundout. Waldron struck out three batters in the seventh to keep NU’s deficit at 1-0.

Nebraska’s three batters in the eighth were retired. Creighton extended its lead in the bottom of the eighth with two runs on three hits, but left three runners on base.

In the ninth inning, NU scored its lone run of the game. Schreiber hit a leadoff double and then scored on Roskam’s two-out RBI single.

The Huskers continue Big Ten play this weekend when they travel to Ohio State for a three-game series, beginning Friday at 5:30 p.m. (CT).





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Grand Island Area Soccer Scores 3/27

Boys - Tuesday, March 27th 

 

Kearney 1, Norfolk 0
Lexington 3, Holdrege 0
Northwest 3, Aurora 0 

GICC 3, Nebraska Lutheran 1

 

Girls - Tuesday, March 27th

Northwest 5, Aurora 3 

Holdrege 2, Lexington 0
Kearney 1, Norfolk 0 (OT) 





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Huskers Battle Bluejays on Tuesday Night

The Nebraska baseball team (13-11) begins a nine-game road stretch on Tuesday night when the Huskers battle intrastate rival Creighton (12-6) at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT).

How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe and Nick Handley call the action on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

The game will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.

Fans can watch the game for free on Creighton’s athletics website via Jays Video.

Last Time Out
The Huskers opened Big Ten play over the weekend by winning one of three against Minnesota at Hawks Field. NU won the second game, 8-2, but lost the series opener, 5-1, and the finale by a 2-0 margin.

Next Up
The Huskers continue Big Ten play on the road this weekend when the Huskers travel to Columbus, Ohio to face Ohio State. Friday’s series opener is set for 5:30 p.m. (CT), while Saturday’s game will begin at 2:05 p.m., and Sunday’s tilt is slated for 12:05 p.m.

Quick Notes

  • Nebraska has a 9-1 record this season in games when coming off a loss. The Huskers fell to Minnesota in their most recent game.
  • Luke Roskam enters the week on a career-long reaching base streak (12), which is also the current longest on the team.
  • Nebraska is 7-3 in series finales this season.
    » 5-2 in finales of a two-game series
    » 1-1 in finales of a three-game series
    » 1-0 in finales of a four-game series
  • Jesse Wilkening reached the 100-career hit milestone over the weekend on March 23.
  • Jake Hohensee reached the 100-career strikeout milestone in his last outing on March 21.

Scouting the Creighton Bluejays

  • Nebraska leads the all-time series against Creighton, 85-50-2, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1902.
    » Nebraska is 38-25-1 at home
    » Nebraska is 41-21 at Creighton
    » Nebraska is 6-4-1 at a neutral site
    » Last season, Nebraska won two of three against the Bluejays
  • Creighton is 12-6 this season with the No. 15 ranking in the RPI (as of March 25). The Bluejays enter Tuesday night’s tilt on a two-game winning streak after winning a pair of games against Illinois State before the finale was canceled. Creighton earned a 1-1 home split against Wichita State and took two of three at Minnesota earlier this month.
  • Creighton ranks 10th in the nation in doubles per game (2.5).
  • Michael Emodi leads the nation in RBIs per game (1.67).
  • Head Coach Ed Servais holds a 495-297-1 record in his 15th season at Creighton. He is 677-379-2 in his 23rd season overall. Servais is assisted by Connor Gandossy, Eric Wordekemper and Chris Cleary.
  • Players to Watch
    » #23 Clark Brinkman (Junior OF): Leads the team in batting average (.410), runs scored (25) and hits (32)
    » #14 Michael Emodi (Junior C): Batting .360 with a team-high seven home runs and 30 RBIs
    » #24 Will Robertson (Sophomore OF): Batting .315 with three homers and team-best seven doubles





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NSAA Academic All-State Awards

Each year the Nebraska School Activities Association and the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association recognize students who have been nominated by their schools, based on their individual academic excellence, leadership and significant contributions made to their NSAA activity. The NSAA and the NCPA are proud to recognize all of the 1,869 award winners of the 2017-18 Winter NCPA Academic All-State Award. This brings the total number of NCPA Academic All-State Award winners to over 65,000 spanning the 12 years of this awards program.





Spartans avoid Husker softball sweep with 9-1 Win

Lincoln, Neb. - Michigan State (12-15) avoided a three-game sweep on Sunday, defeating Nebraska (23-10) by a score of 9-1 in five innings.

Lexey Kneib, Laura Barrow, Kaylan Jablonski, Alyvia Simmons and Tristen Edwards each had one hit for the Huskers. Jablonski picked up her first loss since March 3 and is now 16-6 on the season. She pitched 3.0 innings and gave up five runs on five hits. She also had two strikeouts.MSU's Kristina Zalewski pitched a complete five-inning game. She gave up one run on five hits and had nine strikeouts. MSU took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a solo home run to right center.

The Huskers missed a big opportunity in the bottom of the first. They loaded the bases with no outs but we unable to come up with any runs. Simmons drew a walk and Edwards was hit by a pitch. Sarah Yocom pinch ran for Edwards and Jablonski drew another walk. The Spartans got three straight outs, including two strikeouts and didn't allow a run to score.In the bottom of the second, Kneib got Nebraska's first hit and moved to second on a wild pitch. Otte's sacrifice bunt moved her over to third, but she was stranded there as the next batter struck out.

In the top of the third, the Spartans loaded the bases with not outs after a single, a hit batter and a walk. A sac fly scored one run and a one-out single scored one more. A double brought in two runs, extending MSU's lead to 5-0.

In the fourth, MSU loaded the bases with a single and two walks. A sac fly scored one run and a double scored another. Another single and a hit batter both scored one additional run, giving the Spartans a 9-0 lead.

Nebraska scored its only run in the fifth after a leadoff double by Simmons and a single by Edwards.

Nebraska hosts South Dakota on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m. The game will be available on Huskers.com (radio) as well as BTNPlus/FloSoftball (subscription required).





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Huskers Held Scoreless in Gopher Series Finale

Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (13-11, 1-2 Big Ten) was held to four hits in a 2-0 loss to Minnesota at Hawks Field on Sunday afternoon. The loss was Nebraska’s first on a Sunday since May 8, 2016, a 16-game span where the Huskers went 15-0-1 on Sundays.

Senior Scott Schreiber paced the Husker offense for the second straight day, going 2-for-3 with a double in the series finale against the Golden Gophers. NU’s two other hits on Sunday were a double by Jesse Wilkening and a single by Jaxon Hallmark.

Senior righty Matt Warren threw 4.2 innings in his sixth start of the season and suffered his first loss in 2018 after a 3-0 start. He recorded three strikeouts and allowed only three hits, giving up two runs, one of which was earned. Freshman Andrew Abrahamowicz saw his longest outing of the season in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief. Lefty Nate Fisher and righty-hander Zack Engelken also came out the bullpen for the Big Red.

Neither team scored in the first four innings, but Minnesota scored its only two runs in the top of the fifth. Jack Wassel hit a leadoff single and advanced to second on an error during the play. Eli Wilson walked in the following spot before a sacrifice bunt advanced them to second and third. The two Gophers scored when Ben Mezzenga reached on an error.

Minnesota managed six hits during the game and left nine runners on base. Gopher starting pitcher Patrick Fredrickson threw 7.0 scoreless innings to earn the win before Max Meyer earned the save in 2.0 scoreless innings.

The Huskers return to action Tuesday night when they face intrastate rival Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT).





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Grand Island baseball splits with Creighton Prep

Omaha, NE - It would be a doubleheader split on Saturday between Grand Island and Creighton Prep. Game one going to Grand Island by a score of 15-12. The Islanders were able to pull out the victory outside of committing 8 errors in the game. GI would have 18 hits in the contest. Creighton Prep would hold a 7-1 lead through four innings played. The Grand Island bats would come alive in the fifth inning scoring 6 runs, but Creighton Prep would add three more to grow the lead to 10-6. Grand Island picked things back up in the sixth inning bringing home five runs to take a 12-10 lead. The Junior Jays would then tie the game at 12 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force an extra inning of play. Grand Island would take the lead for good securing the victory with three runs in the top of the 8th to win 15-12. 

 

The second game of the doubleheader saw the Junior Jays pick up the victory 5-1. Creighton Prep would score one run in the first, second, third, fifth, and sixth innings. Grand Island's lone run would come across in the top of the sixth inning. Creighton Prep would have 5 runs on 10 hits and 2 errors in the game. The Islanders only with the one run in the game would scratch out 4 hits and have 1 error in the second contest. Grand Island is now 4-3 on the season and will next be action Tuesday, March 27th hosting Lincoln East at Ryder Park for a doubleheader starting at 5:00 pm. 





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Danger football falls at Arizona

Phoenix, AZ - The Nebraska Danger would fall for the first time in the 2018 season loosing at Arizona Saturday night 62-49. The Danger would give up 21 points in the first and the 2nd quarters to go into the locker room trailing at halftime 42-21. The Danger would try to come back but would fall short in the 2nd half only scoring 28 points to the Rattlers 20. Nebraska would out gain Arizona in total yards on the night 296-241.

Jesse Scroggins II would get his first start of the year for Nebraska at quarterback going 17-31 in the air with 233 passing, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Scroggins II would have three touchdowns on the ground to lead the rushing attack with 38 yards. The Danger are now 3-1 on the season and will next be in action Friday, March 30th hosting the Iowa Barnstormers. Kick off set for 7pm. Listen live on 2DAYFM 103.1 & 2dayfm1031.com





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