Iowa City, Iowa – The Nebraska baseball team (22-13, 11-4 Big Ten) salvaged its series against Iowa with a 3-2 win over the Hawkeyes at Duane Banks Field on Sunday afternoon.
Senior right-hander Reece Eddins, making his seventh start of the season, went 7.0 innings and allowed only one run. Shay Schanaman (0.1), Robbie Palkert (0.2) and Colby Gomes (1.0) came on for relief appearances. Eddins earned the win and Gomes picked up his team-high eighth save.
In the opening frame, NU went down 1-2-3. In the bottom of the first, Iowa managed a one-out single, but a double play kept the Hawkeyes from scoring.
The Huskers were retired in order in the top of the second. Iowa left its lone baserunner stranded in a scoreless bottom of the second, as the Hawkeyes registered their second hit of the game.
Nebraska went down in order for the third consecutive inning. The Hawkeyes had runners on first and second after a base hit and hit-by-pitch, but a flyout and fielder’s choice ended a scoreless frame.
In the top of the fourth, Schwellenbach annihilated a home run to left field, his third homer in the last four games. The next three Husker hitters produced outs, as NU held the early 1-0 advantage. Eddins retired all three Hawkeye hitters in the bottom of the fourth.
All three Husker batters in the top of the fifth were retired. In the bottom of the fifth, the Hawkeyes also went down in order.
Alex Henwood hit a one-out bunt single in the top of the sixth, but a double play ended NU’s chance to add runs as the score remained 1-0. After a pair of flyouts in the bottom of the sixth, Iowa’s next two batters reached on an error and a walk, but a groundout kept them on base.
Nebraska plated two runs in the top of the seventh to take a 3-0 lead. Aaron Palensky reached on an error in the leadoff spot and advanced to second. Joe Acker singled to put runners on the corners. Luke Roskam grounded it to second base, but an error allowed both Palensky and Acker to score on the play. A flyout and strikeout left Roskam stranded. Connor McCaffery homered to left field to cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh.
In the top of the eighth, Colby Gomes hit a leadoff single and advanced to third after a sacrifice bunt and groundout. He was left stranded on third after a strikeout. Iowa scored one run in the bottom of the eighth to cut Nebraska’s lead to 3-2. NU allowed two walks and committed one error, while giving up one hit during the frame.
The Huskers went down in order in the top of the ninth. Gomes retired all three Hawkeyes in the bottom of the ninth.
The Huskers visit Creighton on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The game, set for 7 p.m. (CT), will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
McCook, Neb. - The Nebraska volleyball team continued its tradition of traveling across the state to play its spring volleyball matches with a 3-1 win over Colorado State in front of a crowd of 1,750 at the Graff Events Center on Saturday.
The Huskers took the first two sets, 25-13, 25-17, before Colorado State won set three, 25-23. Nebraska responded well in set four, posting a 25-12 win to finish the spring season.
Jazz Sweet led NU with 17 kills on .343 hitting. Freshman Madi Kubik had 15 kills and four service aces in her first time in a Husker uniform. Fellow incoming freshman Kenzie Knuckles played the entire match as Nebraska's libero.
Lauren Stivrins had eight kills and four blocks and hit .778. Lexi Sun also had eight kills playing in just the first two sets. Capri Davis played the final two sets and had five kills. Callie Schwarzenbach chipped in six kills on .417 hitting.
Nicklin Hames served four aces and had 43 assists, as the Huskers hit .268 for the match. The Big Red had 11 service aces and six blocks.
Set 1: Hames served the Huskers to a 4-0 lead to start the match, and Sweet had seven of NU's first 13 kills to boost the Huskers to a 17-11 advantage. A kill and two blocks by Stivrins and an ace and kill by Kubik helped the Huskers pull away to a 25-13 win.
Set 2: The teams went back and forth early in the second set and were tied 8-8 when NU went on a 3-0 spurt to take an 11-8 lead. NU held a 15-11 edge at the media timeout and Stivrins and Kubik recorded kills out of the timeout to make it 17-11. Hayley Densberger served an ace for a 19-12 lead, and Kubik and Stivrins struck for back-to-back kills to make it 21-13 Huskers, and NU posted a 25-17 win to take a 2-0 lead.
Set 3: Colorado State held an 11-8 advantage before Hames dumped a kill and served back-to-back aces to level the score. Davis terminated an overpass to give the Huskers a 12-11 lead, but CSU responded with a 5-1 run to go back up 16-13. Kubik's 11th kill and back-to-back service aces brought the Huskers back to a 19-19 tie. NU went ahead 20-19 on the next rally, and Davis hammered the Huskers to a 21-20 lead. The teams traded rallies to a 23-22 Husker lead, but Colorado State scored the final three points of the set to win 25-23.
Set 4: Davis had a pair of kills and Kubik's fourth ace made it 7-4 Huskers. Schwarzenbach posted a kill and a block with Davis for a 10-6 NU edge. Hames served a big run, including a pair of aces, as the Huskers went up 17-8. Sweet, Kubik and Stivrins took over with kills down the stretch, and Nebraska finished off the 25-12 win.
Iowa City, Iowa – Tied 3-3 after the top of the fifth, Iowa scored 13 runs over the next two innings to defeat Nebraska (21-13, 10-4 Big Ten) by a 17-9 margin at Duane Banks Field on Saturday afternoon. Iowa scored all 17 of its runs with two outs.
Senior left-hander Nate Fisher, making his ninth start of the season, went 4.2 innings and allowed seven runs (four earned runs). He recorded three strikeouts during the outing to reach 100 career strikeouts. Nebraska saw relief outings from Mike Waldron (0.0), Max Schreiber (0.1), Tyler Martin (1.0), Chad Luensmann (1.0) and Ethan Frazier (1.0).
In the top of the first, Spencer Schwellenbach hit a leadoff single, but was left stranded in a scoreless frame for the Big Red. The Hawkeyes were sat down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the first.
All three Husker batters in the top of the second were retired with two strikeouts and a groundout. In the bottom of the second, Fisher retired all three Hawkeye hitters.
Schwellenbach smashed a two-out double in the top of the third, but remained stranded for the second time. In the bottom of the third, the Hawkeyes went down in order.
Nebraska plated one run in the top of the fourth to take a 1-0 lead. Gunner Hellstrom reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Keegan Watson drove him in with an RBI double. Angelo Altavilla was hit-by-pitch, but was left stranded along with Watson. Iowa responded with three runs in the bottom half to take a 3-1 lead. Ben Norman hit a three-run home run during the inning as the runners reached on a single and an error.
NU scored two runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game at 3-3. Schwellenbach and Aaron Palensky smashed home runs in back-to-back at-bats, the first time the Huskers have done that since May 11, 2016 when Ben Miller and Scott Schreiber launched consecutive homers against Omaha. Hellstrom singled and Joe Acker walked, but they were each left stranded. In the bottom of the inning, NU recorded two outs before each of the next 11 Hawkeyes reached base. The Hawkeyes plated eight runs during the inning, all with two outs. Iowa compiled seven hits, while leaving three on base during the frame.
In the top of the sixth, NU scored one run to make the score 11-4. Altavilla and Colby Gomes each walked before back-to-back groundouts, the second of which scored Altavilla. A flyout left Gomes stranded. In the bottom of the sixth, Iowa scored five runs, all with two outs, to extend its lead to 16-4.
Hellstrom hit a leadoff single and later scored on Mojo Hagge’s RBI double in the top of the seventh. He remained stranded with the score at 16-5. Iowa managed two baserunners in the bottom of the seventh, but left them both stranded.
Nebraska scored one run in the top of the eighth. Jaxon Hallmark and Schwellenbach each drew one-out walks before Palensky singled to load the bases. Hellstrom’s sacrifice fly drove in one run before back-to-back outs left two on base. In the bottom of the eighth, Iowa tacked on one run to extend the lead to 17-6.
Nebraska scored three runs in the top of the ninth. Cam Chick reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Hagge singled. Altavilla drove them in with a home run to right field. NU managed two more baserunners, but left them stranded.
The series concludes on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. (CT).
Iowa City, Iowa – The Nebraska baseball team (21-12, 10-3 Big Ten) saw its six-game Big Ten winning streak come to an end when Iowa won 3-2 on a walk-off at Duane Banks Field on Friday night. All three of Nebraska’s conference losses have been walk-offs.
Senior righty Matt Waldron, making his seventh start of the season, threw 7.2 innings and allowed two runs, while recording six strikeouts and no walks. During his outing, Waldron surpassed 252.1 career innings pitched, which puts him in Nebraska’s top 10. Waldron also passed Bob Sebra for seventh place on Nebraska’s career strikeouts list with 216. Robbie Palkert pitched 1.0 inning of relief and allowed one run, while notching one strikeout.
In the top of the first, Spencer Schwellenbach and Joe Acker each singled, but NU was held scoreless with two runners left on base. The Hawkeyes went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the opening frame.
The Huskers went down in order in the top of the second with two groundouts and a flyout. Waldron retired all three Iowa batters in the bottom of the second.
NU went down in order with two strikeouts and a flyout in the top of the third. Iowa scored one run in the bottom of the third to take the first lead at 1-0. After back-to-back outs to start the frame, the Hawkeyes strung together three consecutive hits, but a groundout left two runners stranded.
The Huskers responded in the top of the fourth with two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Angelo Altavilla drew a leadoff walk and then advanced to third on back-to-back groundouts. Mojo Hagge drove Altavilla in to score with an RBI single. Hagge stole second before scoring on Cam Chick’s RBI single. Chick advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt. Colby Gomes walked to put runners on the corners, but a flyout to right field left the runners on base. Waldron retired all three Hawkeye batters in the bottom of the fourth with one strikeout.
Nebraska left the bases loaded in a scoreless top of the fifth. Schwellenbach reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Aaron Palensky singled. Altavilla reached on a fielder’s choice as Schwellenbach was thrown out at third. With two outs, Luke Roskam was hit-by-pitch to load the bases before an inning-ending groundout. Waldron recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth.
Chick hit a leadoff single in the top of the sixth, but was left on base after three consecutive outs. Iowa plated one run in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score at 2-2. The Hawkeyes tallied three hits during the frame and left two runners on.
In the top of the seventh, the Huskers went down in order. Iowa’s leadoff hitter in the seventh singled, but three straight outs left him stranded.
NU left one runner on base in a scoreless top of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, the Hawkeyes managed one baserunner via single, but left him stranded as the score remained tied at 2-2.
Henwood reached on a leadoff hit-by-pitch in the ninth, but he was caught stealing before back-to-back outs ended NU’s chance to take the lead. In the bottom of the ninth, the Hawkeyes had a runner on second after a single, fielder’s choice and stolen base. Zeb Adreon hit a walk-off single to right field that brought in the runner from second base.
The series continues on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
The Nebraska volleyball team will play its lone 2019 spring match against Colorado State at the McCook Community College Graff Events Center in McCook, Nebraska on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. Doors to the match will open at 11:30 a.m., and the match will air on select Husker Sports Network radio affiliates online at Huskers.com and on the Huskers app. The Husker volleyball players will sign autographs following the match. The trip to McCook continues Nebraska’s tradition of touring the state for spring volleyball matches. The Huskers played Colorado State in Kearney in 2017 and have also made recent visits to Grand Island, Wayne, Norfolk and Ogallala.
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Omaha, Neb. – Trailing 3-0 after the first inning, Nebraska (21-11) came from behind to storm past Omaha, 8-5, at Werner Park on Wednesday night.
Luke Roskam led the Husker offense with a 4-for-4 performance, as NU churned out 12 hits as a team. Spencer Schwellenbach, Aaron Palensky and Joe Acker also registered multi-hit nights, as Schwellenbach smacked his first career home run.
In the opening frame, the Huskers were retired 1-2-3 with a strikeout, groundout and flyout. Omaha pounced early with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Starter Kyle Perry allowed four walks and one hit during the frame.
Nebraska plated one run in the top of the second to cut the score to 3-1. Acker laced a leadoff single before Roskam’s ground-rule double put runners on second and third. After a strikeout, Mojo Hagge’s sacrifice fly to center field drove in Acker for NU’s first run of the game. In the bottom of the second, Mike Waldron retired all three Maverick hitters.
NU scored three runs in the top of the third to take its first lead of the game at 4-3. Schwellenbach smashed his first career home run before Palensky singled and Angelo Altavilla walked. After a fielder’s choice, Roskam smoked a two-RBI double to drive in both runners. Omaha tied the game at 4-4 with one run in the bottom of the third. Despite not recording a hit, the Mavericks drew four walks, leaving three runners stranded.
Colby Gomes hit a leadoff single in the top of the fourth, but was left stranded in a scoreless frame for the Big Red. Omaha went down in order in the bottom of the fourth, as reliever Jaxon Hallmark recorded all three outs.
Roskam recorded his third hit of the game in the top of the fifth, but each of the other three Husker hitters failed to get on base. Omaha’s leadoff hitter in the fifth singled, but a lineout double play and foul-out ended a scoreless inning to keep the score tied at 4-4.
NU managed runners at the corners with two outs when Alex Henwood and Schwellenbach each singled in the top of the sixth, but a fielder’s choice kept them from scoring. The Mavericks managed two hits in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t take the lead as the score remained 4-4.
In the top of the seventh, NU managed back-to-back two-out walks, but a fielder’s choice ended the frame. Omaha managed one baserunner in a scoreless bottom of the seventh.
NU plated four runs in the top of the eighth to take an 8-4 lead. Henwood drew a one-out walk before Schwellenbach was hit-by-pitch. Palensky drove in one run with an RBI single. Acker smashed a two-RBI double and later scored when Roskam picked up his fourth hit of the night. In the bottom of the eighth, Thomas Debonville homered to cut the Husker lead to 8-5 before three consecutive groundouts.
In the top of the ninth, the Huskers went down in order. Gomes struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to earn his team-high seventh save of the season.
The Huskers travel to Iowa this weekend for a three-game series with the Hawkeyes. The games are scheduled for Friday at 6:05 p.m. (CT), Saturday at 2:05 p.m., and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Saturday’s game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
The Big Ten announced its layout of the 2019-20 conference season on Wednesday, including the home-and-road plays for the Nebraska women's basketball team's 18-game league season.
The Huskers, who are set to return 10 players from their 2018-19 squad including 2020 seniors Hannah Whitish, Nicea Eliely, Grace Mitchell and Kristian Hudson, will have Big Ten double-plays against defending conference champion Iowa, 2018 conference champion Ohio State, 2019 NCAA qualifier Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Eight of those 10 games for the Huskers will come against 2019 postseason qualifiers.
In addition to Nebraska's home games against the Hawkeyes, Buckeyes, Hoosiers, Golden Gophers and Badgers, the Huskers will play 2019 NCAA Tournament qualifier Michigan at Pinnacle Bank Arena along with Purdue, Penn State and Illinois in their nine-game home Big Ten schedule.
Nebraska will complete its road conference schedule against NCAA Tournament qualifiers Maryland, Michigan and Rutgers along with 2019 WNIT runner-up Northwestern. Overall, eight of the Huskers' nine Big Ten Conference road games next season will come against 2019 postseason tournament teams.
The Big Ten Conference will release dates for is 2019-20 league season in late-August or early-September. Non-conference schedule information will be announced by Nebraska as it becomes available.
2020 Nebraska Big Ten Opponents
(18-Game Conference Schedule)
- Ohio State+
- Penn State
- Michigan State
- Ohio State+
(+) indicates conference double-plays against Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin
Lincoln – Visits by Big Ten co-champions Michigan State and Purdue to Pinnacle Bank Arena highlight the Big Ten Conference basketball opponent breakdown for the 2019-20 season released Wednesday afternoon.
The Huskers’ 20-game Big Ten schedule will feature 12 games against NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including a Spartan squad that reached the Final Four and a Purdue team that went to the Elite Eight before losing in overtime to national champion Virginia.
This is the second year that the Big Ten used a 20-game schedule with every team playing seven opponents both home and away while facing the other six one time. Last year, the Big Ten had 10 teams reach postseason play, including a conference record eight NCAA Tournament teams which was the most of any conference nationally.
The home schedule will include matchups with NCAA qualifiers Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin along with games with NIT qualifier Indiana as well as tilts with Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers. The matchups with Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue are NU’s single-play road contests.
On the road, the Huskers will make trips to Illinois, Maryland and Minnesota, along with games at Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers, Ohio State and Wisconsin. The matchups with the Fighting Illini, Terrapins and Golden Gophers will be NU’s single-play road contests.
Fans who want information on signing up for season tickets for Fred Hoiberg’s first season at Nebraska can join the 2019-20 Ticket Request List by visiting Huskers.com/Tickets.
2019-20 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Opponents
Home: Michigan State, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home: Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska
Away: Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers
Home: Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern
Away: Illinois, Michigan, Rutgers
Home/Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Home: Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue
Home: Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue
Away: Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
Home: Indiana, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers
Home: Iowa, Ohio State, Rutgers
Away: Indiana, Nebraska, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home: Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska
Away: Illinois, Purdue, Rutgers
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home: Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State
Away: Indiana, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue
Home: Illinois, Purdue, Rutgers
Away: Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern
Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin
Away: Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
Home: Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State
Away: Maryland, Nebraska, Ohio State
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home: Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern
Away: Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Northwestern
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Penn State
Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers
Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (20-11) saw its three-game winning streak snapped in a 5-0 loss to Kansas State at Hawks Field on Tuesday night.
The Huskers were held to five hits and left 10 runners on base against the Wildcats, who improve to 17-21 this season. It marks NU’s second consecutive home loss after starting 8-0 at Haymarket Park in 2019. In the month of April, Nebraska is 7-2 overall with both losses coming during midweek games.
Joe Acker led the Husker offense against K-State with a 2-for-3 performance. Aaron Palensky, Angelo Altavilla and Jaxon Hallmark each registered one hit apiece.
Nebraska saw outings from five different pitchers on Tuesday night. Chad Luensmann, making his first start since Feb. 22, went 2.0 innings and allowed two runs on three hits, while recording one strikeout. Tyler Martin (2.0 innings), Ben Klenke (2.0), Max Schreiber (2.0) and Paul Tillotson (1.0) also appeared on the mound for the Big Red against K-State.
The Wildcats pounced early with two runs in the top of the first and never looked back. During the opening frame, KSU managed three hits, scoring both of its runs with two outs. The Wildcats plated one run in the top of the third when Cameron Thompson hit a home run to right field.
Kansas State added one run in the top of the eighth and one run in the top of the ninth inning. In all, the Wildcats recorded 10 hits.
The former conference foes split the season series for 2019. On April 2 in Manhattan, Kan., the Huskers won by a 7-0 margin.
The Huskers visit Werner Park in Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday night to face the Omaha Mavericks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. (CT).