April 25, 2014

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

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.

Brett Eibner’s nine RBIs sets a record day at Werner Park for the Stormchasers

Brett Eibner set a Werner Park record with nine RBI, which included two, three-run homers and a bases-clearing double, as the Omaha Storm Chasers (4-3) set new records for hits and runs in a game at Werner Park in a 20-3 win over the Memphis Redbirds (4-3) Wednesday afternoon.

The nine RBI are a new park record for Omaha, passing the seven RBI Brett Hayes put up on April 14, 2013. It was also the most RBI in a game for Omaha since Mike Moustakas put up 11 RBI during the final homestand at Rosenblatt Stadium, which is the modern PCL record.

The Storm Chasers as a team racked up 29 hits, the most ever recorded by one team at Werner Park, with seven of the nine starters collecting three hits or more.

The 20 runs put up by Omaha were the second most in the history of the park, and the most by Omaha, as the New Orleans Zephyrs hold the record with 22 runs on June 2, 2011 during the Storm Chasers first season at Werner Park. The previous high for runs by Omaha at Werner Park was 18 on June 30, 2011 against Albuquerque. It was the most runs in a game for Omaha since they also had 20 runs on August 12, 2012 at Tucson and the most hits since they put up 33 hits in that same game.

Late inning heroics by the Huskers again leads them to a win over Creighton

A three-run eighth inning lifted visiting Nebraska to a 4-2 win over Creighton Baseball on Tuesday, April 8th, spoiled the pitching performance of Bluejay freshman Jeff Albrecht.

Creighton had a three-game win streak snapped, falling to 15-11-1 on the year. Nebraska, which had three last at-bat victories over the weekend vs. Ohio State, used more late-inning heroics to win its fifth straight game and improve to 20-13.

Albrecht was dominant while working into the sixth inning. He allowed just one hit in his first 5.1 innings of work before departing with a 2-0 lead with one out after Michael Pritchard’s single up the middle.

Nebraska scored three runs in the eighth inning after John Oltman (0-1) walked Pat Kelly on four pitches and a single to Ryan Boldt put two on with one out. Creighton saves leader Bryan Sova gave up a single to Taylor Fish to tie the score at 2-all. After a groundout moved runners to second and third with two outs, Jake Placzek lined a single just past the glove of Sova to put the Cornhuskers ahead, 4-2. It was the second game-winning RBI this season for Placzek against the Bluejays.

Back-to-back walk-off wins leads Husker baseball to a series win over Ohio State

The Nebraska baseball team got above the .500 mark in Big Ten play at 4-2 and 19-13 overall, as the Huskers completed their Big Ten-opening homestand on Sunday with its second straight victory.

Tanner Lubach drove in the winning run on Sunday after Michael Pritchard picked up a walk-off single on Saturday. NU defeated Ohio State by a score of 2-1 to complete the series sweep.

The Husker will be back in action on Tuesday when they make their first trip of the season to TD Ameritrade Park for a 6:30 p.m. contest against the Creighton Bluejays, with the game scheduled for a statewide broadcast on NET. The Huskers will be home the following night against the Kansas State Wildcats at 5 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for March 4, but was postponed due to weather.