May 22, 2015

Omaha Westside, Lincoln Pius X win State Baseball titles

NSAA+LogoClass B

Lincoln Pius X used a three-run fifth inning to win its second straight Class B state title with a 6-3 victory over Norris in Thursday’s championship game at Haymarket Park.

Class A

Matt Waldron tossed a no-hitter striking out 12 as Omaha Westside took the Class A state baseball championship 1-0 over Millard South Thursday at Werner Park.

Late Spartans rally eliminated Huskers from Big Ten Tournament

NU KubatThe No. 8 seed Nebraska baseball team (34-23) had a 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday afternoon at Target Field, but the No. 5 seed Michigan State Spartans (34-22) exploded for six runs in the frame on its way to a 9-7 victory that eliminated the Huskers from the Big Ten Tournament.

The Huskers entered the game 28-1 on the year when leading after seven innings, but were unable improve to 29-1. Reliever Ben Miller took the mound in the eighth and gave up a walk to Brandon Hughes to start the frame. The bases were quickly loaded following singles by Chad Roskelly and Anthony Checky. Dan Durkin stepped in and Miller issued a four-pitch walk to plated a run. NU went to senior Josh Roeder and NU’s all-time saves leader came into a jam, the bases loaded and no out. With the tying runs on base and the top of MSU’s order coming to the plate, Roeder plated a run with just his third walk of the season before Ryan Krill delivered a grand slam that put the Spartans ahead, 9-7, it was Krill’s 13th homerun of the season. [Read more…]

Creighton baseball takes Big East tournament opener from Seton Hall

CU FitzThe second-seeded Creighton Baseball team topped third-seeded Seton Hall 7-4 on the first day of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship at TD Ameritrade Park Thursday, May 21.

Creighton improved to 31-17 with the win while Seton Hall dropped to 24-24. The Bluejays will face top-seeded St. John’s at 7 p.m. CT Friday night on day two of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship.

After junior Matt Warren retired the Pirates in order to begin the game, Creighton scored in their first at-bat. Sophomore Nicky Lopez reached on a hit by pitch with one down, then the Bluejays put together a two-out rally as junior Brett Murray singled to right to put runners on the corners before an RBI double off the bat of junior Ryan Fitzgerald gave Creighton a 1-0 lead. [Read more…]

State baseball tournament scores from 5/20/15

High school baseball

High school baseball

Class A Wednesday results 

Millard South 3, Omaha Westside 2
Lincoln Southwest 7, x-Millard West 3

Championship Thursday at Werner Park 

Millard South (28-7) vs. Lincoln Southwest (26-8), 10 a.m.
Omaha Westside (32-6) vs. Millard South-Southwest winner, to follow

Class B Wednesday results 

Lincoln Pius X 6, x-Omaha Gross 3
Norris 5, x-Elkhorn South 1

Championship Thursday at Haymarket Park

Game 14—Lincoln Pius X (20-6) vs. Norris (19-12), 10 a.m.
Game 15—If necessary

NU comes up short against Illinois as they set Big Ten win streak record

Nebraska lost to the Illini in the Big Ten Tournament (photo courtesy/Illinois Athletics)

Nebraska lost to the Illini in the Big Ten Tournament (photo courtesy/Illinois Athletics)

Big Ten Tournament, Illinois rallied to beat Nebraska 3-2.  The Huskers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth with two runs on four straight hits, including back-to-back doubles from Tanner Lubach and Luis Alvarado. The Illini rallied in the bottom of the sixth with three singles and sac fly.  A bases loaded single in the bottom of the eighth put Illinois on top.  For Illinois, it’s their 27th win in a row that’s a Big Ten record.  Texas and Florida hold the NCAA record of 34.

Two-time All-Big Ten pitcher Chance Sinclair made his 31st career start on Wednesday night and gave the Huskers 5.2 strong innings, as he allowed two runs on four hits and two walks, while striking out four. Sinclair allowed one hit over the first five innings, with three of Illinois’ four hits off of Sinclair coming in the sixth.

Huskers play fifth seeded Michigan State today at 1 p.m.