Manhattan, Kan. – The Nebraska baseball team (14-9) scored four runs in the opening frame and never looked back in a 7-0 win over Kansas State at Tointon Family Stadium on Tuesday night.
Freshman left-handed pitcher Kyle Perry, making his fourth start of the season, tossed a season-high 7.0 shutout innings and allowed only three hits, while recording three strikeouts. Freshmen Bo Blessie (1.0 inning) and Tyler Martin (1.0) each made relief appearances.
Nebraska pounced early, scoring four runs in the top of the first. Jaxon Hallmark crushed an inside-the-park grand slam after three of the first five Husker batters drew walks. Angelo Altavilla also drew a walk, but remained stranded after a strikeout ended the inning. Kansas State managed one hit in the bottom of the first, but Perry retired the other three batters he faced.
Aaron Palensky drew a walk in the top of the second, but each of NU’s other three hitters struck out. The Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the second.
Keegan Watson drew a leadoff walk in the top of the third, but was thrown out on a fielder’s choice before back-to-back flyouts. K-State recorded a one-out single, but a double play ended a scoreless frame as the score remained 4-0.
Nebraska added three runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-0 lead. Colby Gomes laced a leadoff single before Alex Henwood was hit-by-pitch. Palensky drove in one run with a double before Gunner Hellstrom’s RBI single. Watson also tallied an RBI with his sacrifice fly. Perry retired all three Wildcat batters in the bottom of the fourth.
Altavilla was hit-by-pitch after a leadoff groundout, but a double play ended a scoreless fifth frame. KSU produced a two-out double in the fifth, but left the runner stranded.
In the top of the sixth, Palensky launched a two-out double before Hellstrom drew a walk, but a strikeout ended a scoreless frame for the Big Red. The Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the sixth.
The Huskers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh. K-State managed a walk in the bottom of the seventh, but left him stranded as the score remained a 7-0 Husker lead.
Mike Addante drew a two-out walk in the top of the eighth after a pair of groundouts, but a strikeout ended the frame. K-State left two stranded in a scoreless eighth inning.
In the top of the ninth, pinch hitter Ty Roseberry, making his Husker debut, singled up the middle in a scoreless frame. In the bottom of the ninth, K-State managed a two-out walk, but the next hitter was thrown out at second after hitting it to left field.
The Huskers continue Big Ten play this weekend when they host Purdue for a three-game series at Hawks Field. The games are set for Friday at 6:35 p.m. (CT) on NET, Saturday at 2:05 p.m. (CT) on BTN Plus and Sunday at 12:05 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU.
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 1,887 award winners of the 2018-19 Winter NCPA Academic All-State Award. This brings the total number of NCPA Academic All-State Award winners to over 71,000 spanning the 13 years of this awards program.
The McCook LeRoy Hoehner Track Invite took place on Monday, April 1st. View full results below.
LINCOLN -- Scott Frost and his father, Larry, highlight the 26th induction class selected by the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.
The Frosts will join family matriarch, Carol Frost, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.
Scott and Larry will be inducted during ceremonies Sept. 22 at Lincoln East High School.
Tickets to the induction ceremony are $25 for adults and $10 for K-12 students. Pre-kindergarten children are admitted for no charge. Tickets will be available through the Nebraska Sports Council in Lincoln.
The induction class includes 12 athletes, five coaches, two contributors and a referee.
-- Damon Benning, Omaha Northwest (1992): Earned all-state honors in baseball and football, gaining at least 100 yards in nine games his senior football season after making the switch from quarterback. At Nebraska, he ran for 1,562 yards on 270 carries.
-- Andrea Conner, Millard South (1991): Nebraska’s most decorated female gymnast, she won 13 gold medals at the state meet, sweeping all five championships in 1990.
-- Larry Frost, Malcom (1965): Set a national record with 121 career touchdowns and was named the Shrine Bowl Offensive Player of the Game. Also set school records in basketball and track before a standout football career with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
-- Scott Frost, Wood River (1993): Amassed more than 10,000 yards of total offense in football and won state track gold medals in the 300-meter hurdles and shot put. The current football coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers, he quarterbacked the Huskers to the 1997 national championship,
-- Aaron Golliday, York (1998): Earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and track. All-state in football and basketball and a state champion in the shot put, he was a four-year letterman playing tight end for the Huskers.
-- Jenny Green, Grand Island Central Catholic (2003): Set the state record in the pole vault and won the all-class gold medal in the pole vault all four years. Also was all-state in volleyball and a state qualifier in diving.
-- Jina Johansen Douglas, Centura (2001): Led her basketball team to a 91-7 record and two state runner-up finishes while earning all-state honors for three years. Now the women’s basketball coach at Hastings College, she had a standout career at Nebraska, starting 63 consecutive games.
-- Sheila Miller Estes, Omaha Central (1977): Started in volleyball and basketball and was the state 200-meter dash champion. She went on to play basketball at Creighton, leading the team in several statistics.
-- Richard “Richie” Ross, Lincoln High (2000): Set the Links single-game scoring record in basketball and won the all-class gold medal in the triple jump. In college, he set NCAA Division receiving records playing at the UNK.
-- Jennifer Warner Ramsey, St. Paul (1993): Led Greeley and St. Paul to state basketball championships. She started every game as a freshman at Iowa State before transferring to UNK where she was twice named the conference player of the year.
-- Colby Wissel, Kearney (2004): Won three straight Class A cross country gold medals and set state records in the 1,600 and 3,200. At Kansas University, he was a Big 12 cross country and indoor 3,000-meter champion.
-- Danny Woodhead, North Platte (2004): Rushed for 63 touchdowns and nearly 5,000 yards on the football field while excelling in basketball, soccer and track for the Bulldogs. At Chadron State was a two-time winner of the Harlon Hill Trophy, NCAA Div. II’s version of the Heisman Trophy. He also played in the NFL for 10 years.,
-- Doug Denson, Millard South: Led Millard South wrestlers to seven Class A team championships and three state dual championships as well as seven other appearances on the podium.
-- Gwen Egbert, Papillion-La Vista/PLV South: Logged 700 career victories coaching Papillion-LaVista and Papillion-LaVista South volleyball teams to six state championships and seven state runner-up finishes over a 27-year career.
-- Jack Guggenmos, Aurora: Collected 211 coaching victories in a 30-year career, guiding Aurora to three state finals appearances.
-- Curt Shockey, Ralston: Coached Ralston to six state baseball championships between 1986 and 1996. He amassed more than 1,000 coaching victories in high school and American Legion baseball.
-- Tim Turman, Bishop Neumann: Led Neumann’s football team to two state championships and five runner-up finishes while claiming more than 300 career victories. He also has coached Neumann to three state track championships.
-- A. Hurbert “Hub” Foster, York: As sports editor of the York News-Times, from the 1950s to the 1970s, he promoted high school sports in the York area. After retirement, he continued to write articles for the paper until shortly before his death at age 95.
-- Gene Haynes, Omaha: Affectionately known as “Mr. North High,” Haynes’ career as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator began in 1967 when he waa a teacher and coach at Omaha Technical High School.
-- Joe Wells, Grand Island: Has officiated basketball for more than 40 years, working 24 state championship games. He also has umpired baseball.
In addition to the inductees, the Hall of Fame honors teams and individuals for outstanding accomplishments. This year’s honorees are:
-- Great Moments in High School Sports: Jerry Motz, Lincoln Northeast: Made his last 23 shots in the Rockets’ 1964 win over South Sioux City while scoring a Class A record 57 points.
-- Dominant Dynasty: Amherst Wrestling 2005-17: Won 13 Class D state champion (five dual) and four runner-up trophies in 12 seasons.
-- Ron Gustafson Inspiration Award: Alex France, Millard North: Competed in cross country all four years despite progressive visual impairment that made it necessary for him to race with the aid of a guiding runner.
-- Fischer Family Award: Tim and Dianne Turman, Wahoo: (Sons Matt and Seth, daughters Sara (Vedral), Stephanie (Jarrett), Krissy and Jessica (Schutt).
-- Golden Anniversary Team (1969-70): Cozad football and boys basketball: Undefeated state basketball champion (22-0) and mythical football champion (9-0).
-- Golden Anniversary Team (1969-70): Pawnee City Boys Basketball: Undefeated Class C state champion (26-0).
-- Silver Anniversary Team (1994-95: Cambridge football and girls basketball: Undefeated Class C-2 state champions.
-- Silver Anniversary Team (1994-95): Norfolk football: Undefeated Class A state champions (12-0).
SCOTTSBLUFF—The volleyball coaches have been selected to lead the West and East teams for the 35 th annual West Nebraska All-Star Volleyball Game. This year’s game will be played Saturday, June 8th in Scottsbluff at Cougar Palace on the campus of Western Nebraska Community College. Game time is 2 p.m. MDT. Jodi Craig from Leyton will lead the West team. Assisting her will be Blakelee Hoffman (Chadron) Leading the East team will be Belinda Coble from Mullen. Randi Atkins (Arnold) will be her assistant. A portion of the proceeds from the West Nebraska All-Star Games benefit local organizations.
SCOTTSBLUFF---Coaches have been selected for the 2019 West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. This marks the 42 nd year for the West Nebraska All-Star Football Game. The 2019 football game will be played Saturday, June 8 th at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff. Game time is 7 p.m. MDT. Jimmie Rhodes from Michell will lead the West team. Assisting him will be
Minneapolis, Minn. – For the second time in three days, Nebraska (13-9, 4-2 Big Ten) lost on a walk-off to Minnesota, this time on a wild pitch in the ninth inning during the second game of a doubleheader at Siebert Field on Sunday evening. The Gophers won by a 3-2 decision after NU took the first game of the doubleheader by a 10-1 margin.
Senior right-handed pitcher Reece Eddins, making his fourth start of the season, threw a career-high 7.0 innings and set a career high with seven strikeouts. He allowed two runs on seven hits and only walked one Gopher. Shay Schanaman went 1.1 innings and recorded two strikeouts.
Nebraska scored two runs in the top of the first to take the early lead. Aaron Palensky reached on an error with two outs before Gunner Hellstrom singled. Luke Roskam drove in both runners with a double. In the bottom of the first, each of the first two Gopher hitters singled en route to two runs and tied the game at 2-2.
In the top of the second, NU managed a leadoff walk, but a pickoff, strikeout and groundout ended a scoreless frame. The Gophers also drew a leadoff walk in the second, but a strikeout and double play kept them from scoring.
Palensky blistered a two-out double in the third, but was left on base after an inning-ending strikeout. Minnesota managed a single in the bottom half, but a flyout and double play ended the inning.
In the top of the fourth, Roskam drew a leadoff walk, but two strikeouts and a fielder’s choice kept NU from taking the lead. Minnesota got two runners on in the fourth inning on a pair of singles, but Eddins recorded two strikeouts before a flyout to center field.
Acker singled in the fifth and stole second, but NU left him stranded as the score remained 2-2. The Gophers went down in order in the bottom of the fifth.
NU left two runners on in the top of the sixth. Roskam hit a one-out single before Cam Chick drew a walk. But a flyout and strikeout ended Nebraska’s chance to score. In the bottom of the sixth, Eddins struck out the leadoff hitter before giving up a single. But Chick caught a line drive and threw it to first for a double play.
Both teams went down in order in the seventh inning.
Palensky drew a leadoff walk in the eighth, but a double play and groundout ended the inning. Minnesota went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the eighth.
In the top of the ninth, Altavilla smacked a one-out single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. After a strikeout, pinch hitter Alex Henwood walked. NU had runners on second and third before a strikeout ended its chance to take the lead.
Minnesota loaded the bases on two walks and a passed ball in the bottom of the ninth. Schanaman struck out pinch hitter Cole McDevitt, but it was a wild pitch that allowed the winning run to score.
The Huskers travel to Manhattan, Kan., on Tuesday to face Kansas State at 6 p.m. (CT).
Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (13-8, 4-1 Big Ten) crushed Minnesota, 10-1, during the first game of a doubleheader at Siebert Field on Sunday afternoon. It marked Darin Erstad's 100th conference win as the head coach at Nebraska.
Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his sixth start of the season, continued the trend of strong starts for the Huskers as he tied his career high with 8.0 innings. He also matched his career high in strikeouts with seven. He allowed only one run and one walk. Mike Waldron came on for the final 1.0 inning of relief.
In the opening frame, Nebraska scored three runs to take an early lead. Joe Acker drew a one-out walk before stealing second. Gunner Hellstrom singled to drive in Acker before Luke Roskam blasted a two-run home run to right field. In the bottom of the first, Minnesota managed one hit, but left the runner stranded at third in a scoreless frame.
Nebraska managed one baserunner via hit-by-pitch in the second, but left him on base. The Gophers’ lone baserunner walked in the leadoff spot, but was caught stealing. That out was bookended by a pair of flyouts.
In the top of the third, Aaron Palensky drew a one-out walk before Hellstrom singled to put runners at the corners. But a strikeout and groundout left the runners stranded. The Gophers went down in order in the bottom of the third as Fisher recorded a pair of strikeouts.
Nebraska added three runs in the top of the fourth to build a 6-0 lead. Angelo Altavilla drew a leadoff walk before stealing second. Colby Gomes singled before a fielder’s choice cut down Altavilla at third. Acker laced a two-RBI single to drive in both runners. Palensky also singled before Hellstrom was walked. A passed ball and wild pitch brought in Acker. In the bottom of the fourth, Fisher struck out the side while allowing one hit.
The Huskers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the fifth. Jordan Kozicky hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth to put the Gophers on the board at 6-1. Minnesota’s next batter singled, but three consecutive batters flied out.
In the top of the sixth, Hallmark drew a leadoff walk before he was thrown out a fielder’s choice. The next two batters struck out. One Gopher batter reached on a one-out error, but a double play ended the frame.
Nebraska plated two runs in the top of the seventh to extend its lead to 8-1. Each of the first four Husker hitters reached on either walk or hit-by-pitch. Hallmark drove in one run with a one-out RBI single before back-to-back strikeouts. The Gophers went down in order in the bottom of the seventh.
NU’s first two batters reached in the top of the eighth on a hit-by-pitch and a walk, but a strikeout and double play ended a scoreless inning. Fisher retired all three Gopher batters in the top of the eighth.
NU tacked on two more runs in the top of the ninth to build a 10-1 advantage. After Hallmark laced a two-out single, Mojo Hagge smashed his second home run of the weekend. NU left two runners on after Acker doubled and Palensky walked. The Gophers went down in order in the bottom of the ninth.
The second game of Sunday’s doubleheader will begin at 2:55 p.m. (CT).
Minneapolis, Minn. – The Nebraska baseball team (12-8, 3-1 Big Ten) suffered its first conference loss of the season and had its six-game winning streak snapped when Minnesota hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning at Siebert Field on Friday evening. The game went in to extra innings tied 2-2, but the Golden Gophers won by a 5-2 final score.
Senior righty Matt Waldron, making his fourth start of the season, went 8.0 innings and allowed only two runs, while recording seven strikeouts and only walked one Gopher. During his outing, Waldron reached 199 career strikeouts, which puts him in ninth place alone, passing Zach Kroenke’s 196 K’s. Jamie Rodrigue ranks eighth on NU’s career strikeouts chart with 200 K’s.
In the top of the opening frame, Mojo Hagge smashed a leadoff home run, the fourth of his career. Two batters later, Luke Roskam ripped his 100th career hit, but was left on base. Minnesota managed a one-out double, but left two runners on in a scoreless bottom of the first.
Colby Gomes hit an infield single in the top of the second and made it to second base, but was left stranded as NU retained its 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second, the Gophers went down in order.
All three Husker hitters in the top of the third were retired with two groundouts and a strikeout. Minnesota scored one run in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 1-1. The Gophers managed two hits during the inning, but left one runner on base.
Roskam drew a leadoff walk before Joe Acker singled, but a strikeout and double play ended a scoreless frame for the Big Red. Minnesota went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the fourth.
The Huskers went down in order in the top of the fifth with two flyouts and a groundout. Minnesota took its first lead of the game at 2-1 with one run in the bottom of the fifth. Each of the first two Gophers managed hits with a leadoff double and RBI single. A popped up bunt, pickoff at first base and strikeout ended the inning.
The Huskers went down in order in the top of the sixth with two groundouts and a strikeout. Minnesota got a runner to third base in the bottom of the sixth, but he was left stranded. The Gophers managed two hits during the frame.
In the top of the seventh, NU scored one run to tie the score at 2-2. Acker hit a leadoff single and stole second. Cam Chick drove him in with a single of his own after back-to-back strikeouts. The Gophers went down in order in the bottom of the seventh as Waldron recorded two strikeouts.
The Huskers went down 1-2-3 in the top of the eighth with two strikeouts. Minnesota managed a one-out single, but left him stranded as the other three Gopher hitters each flied out to center field.
The Gopher pitcher struck out the side in the top of the ninth. Palkert came on in relief and retired all three Gopher batters in the bottom of the ninth to send the game in to extra innings.
In the top of the 10th, Chick ripped a double before Alex Henwood singled. But like the ninth, Minnesota’s reliever struck out the other three Husker batters to keep NU from scoring, as NU’s runners remained stranded at second and third.
In the bottom of the 10th, Minnesota put two runners on with one out after a leadoff single and intentional walk bookended a sacrifice bunt. Eli Wilson hit the walk-off home run to left field to drive in both runners and complete a 4-for-5 performance.
The Huskers and Gophers continue their series on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CT).
A proven winner as both a coach and player at the collegiate and professional levels, Fred Hoiberg has been named the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Nebraska. Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos will officially introduce Hoiberg as Huskers’ new head coach at a Tuesday afternoon press conference in Lincoln.
Hoiberg, who was born in Lincoln, is the 28th coach in the history of Nebraska men’s basketball. He joins a fraternity of Husker head coaches that includes his grandfather, Jerry Bush, who guided the Husker program for nine seasons from 1955 to 1963.
“First, I want to thank Bill Moos, Chancellor Green and President Bounds for the opportunity to lead the Nebraska men’s basketball program,” Hoiberg said. “I can’t express how excited I am to be back on the sidelines and to be coaching at a university that means a lot to my family and me.
“Lincoln is a special place for our family. I was born in Lincoln, my grandfather Jerry Bush was the head coach at Nebraska, my other grandfather was a long-time professor there, and my parents are proud graduates of the University of Nebraska. Nebraska has always felt like a second home.
“I had the opportunity to coach at Pinnacle Bank Arena with the Bulls, and I have seen first-hand that the facilities are as nice as any in the country. When you couple that with a loyal and passionate fan base, you can see there is great potential for the future of Nebraska basketball.”
Moos said the diverse and accomplished resume Hoiberg brings to Nebraska provides the Huskers a great opportunity to reach new heights in the Big Ten Conference.
“We are excited to welcome Fred, his wife Carol, and their family to Nebraska. He will be an outstanding representative of the University, and a great leader for our men’s basketball program,” Moos said.
“When you look at him, you see an individual who has had success as a player and a coach,” Moos said. “Fred’s background will sell itself on the recruiting trail, and help us bring in the type of student-athletes needed to compete at the highest level. His style of play not only will be appealing to prospective recruits, but will also provide our great fans an entertaining brand of basketball.”
Hoiberg has five years of experience as a college head coach, guiding his alma mater, Iowa State, to four NCAA Tournaments, including a Sweet 16 appearance, in five seasons from 2011 to 2015. The Cyclones also won two Big 12 Tournament titles. He served as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls for parts of four seasons from 2015 to 2018. He also worked in the front office of the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves from 2006 to 2010.
“Bill Moos has made an exceptional choice to lead Husker basketball into the future,” University Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green said. “I look forward to welcoming Coach Hoiberg and his family to Nebraska and am excited to see where he takes the program.”
Before his success as a head coach, Hoiberg made his name as a player at the collegiate and NBA levels. Hoiberg was a four-year starter for the Cyclones and was a third-team All-American as a senior. He was a two-time All-Big Eight pick and a two-time Academic All-America selection. He is a member of the ISU Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired following his playing career.
A second-round draft pick in 1995, Hoiberg played 10 seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves. Hoiberg led the NBA in 3-point percentage in his final year in the league.
The University of Nebraska and Hoiberg have agreed to a 7-year, $25 million deal.