April 25, 2014

Huskers fill a spot at center as Georgetown transfer comes to Lincoln

The Nebraska men’s basketball team has added 6’9, 247 pound center and Georgetown transfer Moses Ayegba. He’s a fifth-year senior and will eligible to play immediately after he earns his undergraduate degree in May.

He spent four years at Georgetown, but said he was looking for a change. He was recruited to play with the Hoyas by current assistant coach Kenya Hunter.

Ayegba told the Lincoln Journal Star his relationship with Hunter played a key role in him coming to Nebraska. Indiana, Boston College, Miami and Long Beach State also showed interest in Ayegba as a transfer. Last season at Georgetown, he averaged 13 minutes in 31 games, roughly two points, two rebounds per game,  and 23 blocked shots.

Nebraska-Omaha baseball wins fourth straight, getting past Creighton

Creighton Baseball outhit Nebraska-Omaha 8-5 on Tuesday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, but the Mavericks came up with timely hitting to notch a 4-1 win over its crosstown rival. Creighton dropped to 20-13-1, while UNO won its fourth consecutive contest to improve to 20-13.

Clayton Taylor homered on the sixth pitch of the game, pulling a Taylor Elman offering just inside the right-field foul pole, and the Mavericks never trailed. Visiting UNO added two runs in the third inning on a two-out single up the middle from Brett Bass to make it 3-0.

The Mavericks added an insurance run in the sixth frame when Alex Schultz and Bass had consecutive doubles.

Story courtesy of GoCreighton.com

Two more night games planned for the Husker football schedule

Two more Nebraska football games have been slated for nighttime starts. The Big Ten Network will air the Huskers September 27th home game against Illinois for 8pm, then October 18th at Northwestern at 6:30. That will make five consecutive night games for Nebraska in 2014.

Already set for kicks after sunset are a 9:30 p.m. CT start at Fresno State on Sept. 13. A 7 p.m. kick at home against Miami on Sept. 20; and a 7 p.m. CT at Michigan State on Oct. 4.

Omaha shutout for the first time in 2014

The Omaha Storm Chasers (9-9) were shut out for the first time in the 2014 season and were held to only two hits by the Nashville Sounds (9-9), tying the lowest hit total for the Omaha in the history of Werner Park. The Chasers have lost four of their last five meetings with Nashville.

The Sounds were led the Milwaukee Brewers’ number one prospect Jimmy Nelson, who tossed seven scoreless innings allowing just three Omaha baserunners (two hits and a walk) while striking out nine. The right-hander has faced the Storm Chasers twice this season at Werner Park, and has only allowed five total hits and one run in 13.0 innings.  The Storm Chasers came in to the game with the second best batting average in the league at .310 and were tied for the best hits per game average in the PCL at 10.5 with Oklahoma City.

Omaha starter John Lamb suffered his fourth loss in as many starts, giving up four runs (two earned) in his shortest outing of the season at 4.1 innings. In his four starts in 2014 Lamb has only received four total runs of support, and in his seven career Triple-A starts he has received one run or less of support in five games.

NU’s Edwards named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

Senior Taylor Edwards was named the Big Ten Player of the Week after going 4-for-7 with five runs scored and four RBIs in Nebraska’s three-game sweep of Ohio State last weekend. Three of Edwards’ four hits went for extra-bases, including a pair of home runs, as she slugged 1.571 in the series. She also drew four walks in the three games and was hit by one pitch, helping her post a .750 on-base percentage.

Edwards went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored in game one of the series before enjoying a productive doubleheader the next day. Edwards went 3-for-4 with one double, two homers, three walks, one hit-by-pitch, three RBIs and three runs scored in the doubleheader. She led off game one of the doubleheader with her 50th career home run, becoming just the second Husker to reach that mark. She also opened the scoring in game two with her Big Ten-leading 15th homer of the season.

Nebraska has a season-high seven-game winning streak and will travel to Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays at 6 p.m.