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Waco, Texas – The Nebraska baseball team (1-0) scored 11 runs in the first inning on its way to a 19-9 win over Baylor in the opener of the Will Bolt Era at Baylor Ballpark on Friday night.

Senior left-hander Gareth Stroh, making his Husker debut and 32nd career NCAA Division I start, threw 5.1 innings and picked up the win. He tallied four strikeouts and allowed only one walk, while giving up five runs (four earned runs). Trey Kissack (1.2 innings), Braxton Bragg (0.1) and Tyler Martin (1.2) each made relief appearances for the Big Red.

Offensively, Joe Acker and Luke Roskam each produced three-hit performances to lead six Huskers in multi-hit efforts.

Nebraska’s 11 runs in the first inning were the most runs in an inning since March 10, 2018 when the Huskers plated 13 runs in the sixth against Cal Poly. The first 11 batters reached base and scored, as each of NU’s first five batters singled, before Baylor recorded its first out. Every Husker batter touched the plate for a run at least once during the frame. In the bottom of the first, Stroh retired the Bears 1-2-3 with two flyouts and a strikeout.

In the top of the second, Acker laced a leadoff single before each of the next three Husker batters produced outs. Baylor scored two runs on three hits in the bottom of the second.

NU added one run in the top of the third to extend its lead to 12-2. Aaron Palensky drew a leadoff walk before Luke Roskam walked. Ty Roseberry drove in Palensky with a two-out RBI single before a strikeout ended in the inning. The Bears managed one run on two hits in the bottom of the third.

Spencer Schwellenbach ripped a two-out double in the top of the fourth, but was left stranded after a groundout ended the frame. Stroh allowed one walk in the bottom of the fourth, but retired the other three Bears he faced. He tallied his fourth strikeout of the night and 90th strikeout of his NCAA Division I career.

NU managed two baserunners in a scoreless top of the fifth. In the bottom of the fifth, Baylor scored one run to cut NU’s lead to 12-4. The Bears managed two hits, while the Huskers committed one error during the fifth.

Chick drew a walk in the top of the sixth, but each of the other three Husker batters during the frame were retired. Baylor’s Chase Wehsener hit a solo home run to trim the score to 12-5. Baylor stranded two runners in the bottom of the sixth.

Nebraska plated four runs in the top of the seventh to extend its lead to 16-5. Roskam and Leighton Banjoff drew back-to-back walks to open the frame before advancing to second and third on a sacrifice bunt. Acker hit an RBI single before Drew Gilin produced an RBI single of his own. Cam Chick drove in two runs with a triple. In the bottom of the seventh, Baylor’s first two batters reached, but a double play and flyout kept the Bears from scoring.

In the top of the eighth, the Huskers added three runs to build a 19-5 lead. Palensky was hit-by-pitch in the leadoff spot before Roskam doubled. Roseberry ripped an RBI single and Acker drove in a run with his double during the inning. Baylor tallied four runs in the bottom of the eighth to make the score 19-9.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the ninth. Baylor managed one baserunner via walk in the bottom of the ninth, but three flyouts ended the game.

The Huskers and Bears continue their three-game series on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. (CT). The series concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m.

 




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BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=

Adams Central 71, Ravenna 47

Alliance 78, Rapid City Christian, S.D. 38

Ansley-Litchfield 55, Loomis 48

Ashland-Greenwood 69, Nebraska City 44

Auburn 58, Lincoln Lutheran 38

Bridgeport 57, Morrill 32

Central Valley 64, Twin Loup 15

Clarkson/Leigh 53, Stanton 42

Crawford 44, Hay Springs 41

Creighton 56, Bloomfield 55

Crete 59, Platteview 48

Deshler 46, Red Cloud 2

Elgin Public/Pope John 48, Summerland 47

Elmwood-Murdock 44, Mead 39

Falls City 65, Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 31

Fort Calhoun 71, Tekamah-Herman 38

Friend 61, Meridian 51

Grand Island Central Catholic 57, Hastings St. Cecilia 27

Grand Island Northwest 70, Boone Central/Newman Grove 53

Hartington Cedar Catholic 68, Battle Creek 37

Hastings 52, Waverly 41

Heartland 48, Osceola 27

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 62, Twin River 48

Johnson-Brock 52, Freeman 42

Lexington 71, Columbus 68

Lincoln Christian 58, Kearney Catholic 52

Madison 55, David City 44

McCook 74, Gering 64

Medicine Valley 52, Maxwell 50

Mitchell 88, Ogallala 85

Mullen 60, Sandhills Valley 46

Nebraska Christian 41, Palmer 36

Norris 61, Omaha Skutt Catholic 20

North Bend Central 81, Howells/Dodge 69

North Platte 67, Scottsbluff 53

North Platte St. Patrick's 57, Hershey 49

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 58, Cedar Bluffs 40

Omaha Nation 80, Marty Indian, S.D. 68

Omaha Roncalli 64, Omaha Concordia 62

Osmond 65, Winside 13

Palmyra 80, Pawnee City 54

Parkview Christian 71, Lewiston 32

Paxton 56, Sutherland 24

Pierce 59, Guardian Angels 39

Ralston 47, Schuyler 33

Riverside 56, Spalding Academy 31

Sandhills/Thedford 50, Arthur County 37

Silver Lake 63, Giltner 23

Siouxland Christian, Iowa 59, Allen 46

Southern Valley 63, Dundy County-Stratton 57

Valentine 54, North Central 47

West Holt 61, St. Mary's 56

Wisner-Pilger 57, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 55

Wood River 64, Minden 40

Yutan 73, Johnson County Central 61

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

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GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL=

Adams Central 52, Ravenna 24

Auburn 44, Lincoln Lutheran 35, OT

Bridgeport 65, Morrill 43

CWC 61, Burwell 18

Central City 33, Columbus Lakeview 28

Central Valley 42, Twin Loup 31

Clarkson/Leigh 48, Stanton 20

Cody-Kilgore 68, Bennett County, S.D. 64

Crawford 67, Hay Springs 45

Creighton 60, Bloomfield 55

Crete 59, Platteview 43

Crofton 62, Norfolk Catholic 44

David City 47, Madison 34

Deshler 51, Red Cloud 35

East Butler 40, Shelby/Rising City 37

Elmwood-Murdock 49, Mead 40

Freeman 34, Johnson-Brock 32

Gering 59, McCook 48

Grand Island Central Catholic 47, Hastings St. Cecilia 37

Grand Island Northwest 68, Boone Central/Newman Grove 40

Guardian Angels 42, Pierce 30

Hastings 50, Waverly 41

Heartland 48, Osceola 27

Humboldt/Table Rock-Steinauer 61, Falls City 45

Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 66, Twin River 34

Lewiston 35, Parkview Christian 18

Leyton 55, Garden County 32

Lincoln Christian 63, Kearney Catholic 42

Lincoln High 67, Lincoln Southeast 34

Lincoln Northeast 54, Omaha Marian 50

Logan View-Scribner-Snyder 55, Boys Town 35

Loomis 39, Ansley-Litchfield 29

Marty Indian, S.D. 51, Omaha Nation 48

Maxwell 43, Medicine Valley 31

Meridian 47, Friend 8

Mullen 48, Sandhills Valley 20

Nebraska Christian 46, Palmer 36

Norris 61, Omaha Skutt Catholic 20

North Bend Central 56, Howells/Dodge 29

North Central 61, Valentine 17

North Platte 69, Scottsbluff 58

North Platte St. Patrick's 46, Hershey 42

Ogallala 59, Mitchell 38

Omaha Brownell-Talbot 53, Cedar Bluffs 35

Omaha Mercy 41, Ashland-Greenwood 38

Omaha Roncalli 54, Bishop Neumann 29

Osmond 35, Winside 16

Pawnee City 41, Palmyra 36

Paxton 41, Sutherland 33

Ponca 46, Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D. 37

Ralston 62, Schuyler 17

Riverside 27, Spalding Academy 23

Sedgwick County, Colo. 49, Potter-Dix 13

Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Iowa 86, South Sioux City 49

Silver Lake 56, Giltner 45

Southern Valley 47, Dundy County-Stratton 25

St. Mary's 55, West Holt 43

Summerland 58, Elgin Public/Pope John 41

Weeping Water 59, Falls City Sacred Heart 48

Wisner-Pilger 47, Laurel-Concord/Coleridge 39

Wood River 54, Minden 49

Yutan 55, Johnson County Central 24

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS=

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Lincoln - Leigha Brown scored a game-high 20 points to lead four Huskers in double figures as the Nebraska women's basketball team rolled to a 75-58 win over Penn State on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Huskers improved to 16-9 overall and 6-8 in the Big Ten behind a late run to end the first half and their best offensive third quarter of the season to take control and never look back. Penn State slipped to 7-18 overall and 1-13 in the conference.

While Brown led all scorers with 20 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists in a strong all-around performance, fellow sophomore Ashtyn Veerbeek added 12 points, four rebounds and two steals to help the Huskers inside. Sophomore Sam Haiby pitched in 10 points, four rebounds and four assists, while freshman forward Isabelle Bourne contributed 11 points and four rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.

After trailing for much of the first half, Nebraska closed the second quarter on an 8-0 run in the final 2:30. The Huskers got their final two points on a pair of free throws by Hannah Whitish with 6.3 seconds left, after she was fouled on a defensive rebound by PSU's Siyeh Frazier - her third foul of the game. Whitish finished with five points on the night.

Nebraska went to halftime with a 32-31 lead despite going just 10-for-29 from the field (.345). Penn State not only out-shot the Big Red (.371), the Lady Lions also hit 5-of-14 threes. The Huskers went 3-for-7 from long range and hit 9-of-10 free throws while Penn State did not attempt a free throw. NU out-rebounded PSU 21-20 and won the first-half turnover battle, 7-6.

Veerbeek led all scorers with 10 first-half points , while Brown added six points despite being strapped with her second foul early in the second quarter. Haiby also faced foul trouble early in the second quarter.

Shay Hagans led Penn State with eight first-half points, all in the opening quarter, before being whistled for her second foul in the first minute of the second quarter. Fellow freshman Makenna Marissa, who led PSU on the night with 15 points, added seven points in the half. A third freshman, Anna Camden, contributed six of her nine points in the opening half on a pair of threes. Those three first-year Lady Lions combined for all five of the Penn State three-pointers (5-8). They also combined for all eight of PSU's threes in the game. After going 4-for-7 from long range in the first quarter, the Lady Lions went just 4-for-22 the rest of the way. 

In the second half, Nebraska erupted for a season-high 26 points in the third quarter while holding Penn State to just 12. The Huskers hit 11-of-14 shots from the floor in the quarter, including nine straight shots to surge to a 15-point lead at the end of 30 minutes.

Penn State trimmed the margin to 12 early in the fourth quarter and Husker center Kate Cain, who contributed six points, eight rebounds, six blocks and a steal in the game, was whistled for her fourth foul. But Bourne erupted for seven of NU's next nine points in a span of less than two minutes to end any Lady Lion hopes of a comeback by pushing the lead to 69-48 with 6:19 left.

On the defensive end, Nebraska blocked four shots in the fourth period without Cain on the floor to match its season high with 12 blocks in the game.

For the game, Nebraska hit 46.6 percent (27-58) of its field goal attempts, including 50 percent (6-12) of its threes. The Huskers hit just 1-of-5 threes in the first quarter, then went 5-for-7 the rest of the game. NU also went a solid 15-for-17 (.882) at the free throw line and won the rebounding battle, 42-37. The two teams each committed 13 turnovers. 

Nebraska held Penn State to just 31.9 percent (22-69) shooting for the game, including 27.6 percent (8-29) from long range. The Lady Lions did go 6-for-6 at the line.

The Huskers return to Big Ten road action this weekend by traveling to Evanston, Ill., to take on No. 19 Northwestern. Tip-off between Nebraska and the Wildcats from Welsh-Ryan Arena is set for 2 p.m (CT). Live radio coverage will be provided by the Husker Sports Network.




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Nebraska announced several additions to future football schedules today, highlighted by a home-and-home series with long-time Big Eight and Big 12 foe Oklahoma State.

 

Oklahoma State will travel to Memorial Stadium on Sept. 16, 2034, with Nebraska returning the game in Stillwater on Sept. 15, 2035.

 

In addition to the home-and-home series with Oklahoma State, Nebraska also announced a date change for a future game with South Dakota State, two newly scheduled games with UTEP and single games against Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio.

 

“The first time Scott Frost and I sat down to discuss scheduling philosophy, we both shared a goal of making an effort to play former conference opponents,” Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos said. “It is exciting to add Oklahoma State to our football schedule, and we will continue to explore additional opportunities for games in our part of the country.

 

“The Big Ten schedule gives our fans the opportunity to visit some of the nation’s best college football environments, but the reality is many of those places are a long way from Nebraska. Games against schools like Oklahoma State, Colorado and Oklahoma are driveable and affordable trips for Husker fans.”

 

Nebraska leads the all-time series with Oklahoma State 37-5-1, winning the most recent matchup in Stillwater in 2010. The matchups with the Cowboys give Nebraska eight games on future schedules against former Big Eight/Big 12 schools.  Nebraska plays Oklahoma in 2021 and 2022 and again in 2029 and 2030. The Huskers will play Colorado in 2023 and 2024, after a home-and-home series with the Buffs in 2018 and 2019.

 

The games with UTEP, Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio will be the first-ever for Nebraska against each of those schools. The Huskers have a notable tie to Ohio, with the Bobcats led by former Husker head coach and player Frank Solich, who is entering his 16th season as Ohio’s coach in 2020. The date change with South Dakota State moves the second game in a three-game contract which was originally scheduled for 2024 to Sept. 7, 2030.

 

Nebraska Football Schedule Additions

·         Oklahoma State: Sept. 16, 2034 in Lincoln; Sept. 15, 2035 in Stillwater

·         South Dakota State: Sept. 7, 2030 in Lincoln, replaces game previously scheduled for Aug. 31, 2024 in Lincoln; Nebraska also hosts South Dakota State in 2020 and 2028

·         UTEP: Aug. 31, 2024 and Sept. 2, 2028, in Lincoln

·         Louisiana-Monroe: Oct. 18, 2025, in Lincoln

·         Ohio: Sept. 5, 2026, in Lincoln

The announcements complete Nebraska’s non-conference schedules for the 2025, 2026 and 2028 seasons. The Huskers have single non-conference games remaining to fill in 2024 and 2027.





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B7 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved McCook

D1-10 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved Maywood-Hayes Center

D1-11 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved Southwest, Arapahoe, DCS, Hitchcock County, Cambridge

D2-10 Sub-District Bracket Teams involved Medicine Valley, Wauneta-Palisade




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GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The McCook Community College baseball team smacked out 13 hits Wednesday and six Indian pitchers teamed up to help the Indians to a 9-4 win over Garden City.

“It was a really nice team win, we threw six different guys and all of them were good,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. “We defended the field well, and had a good mix, up and down the lineup.”

MCC reached the scoreboard in the second inning. Trey Taliaferro (freshman Coconut Creek, Fla.) singled home Caleb Eiguren (freshman, Westminster, Colo.) with two outs to tie the game at 1-1.

Starting pitcher Austin Mathews (sophomore Alvin, Texas) allowed runs in the first and second, before holding the Broncbusters scoreless in his third inning of work. He allowed four hits, one walk and struck out three over three innings. Yasnier Laureano (sophomore, Anderson, S.C.) and Holden Hopkins (sophomore, Norman, Okla.) followed with an inning each of scoreless, hitless relief.

MCC took its first lead of the game in the fifth inning. Taliaferro and Pedro Perez (sophomore Cidra, Puerto Rico Baseball Academy) both singled to lead off the inning and Ricardo Hernandez (freshman, Ponce, Puerto Rico/Carlos Beltran Academy) poked a three-run homer to put MCC up 4-2.

Garden City pushed a pair of runs across in the sixth inning with sophomore Connor McGonigal (Omaha Burke High School), on the mound. He went two innings and allowed three hits and a walk, with one strikeout and was credited with the win when his teammates scored what would be the game-winning run in the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly from Sophomore Kade Wroot (North Platte).

The Indians built on the 5-4 lead with four runs in the eighth on a pair of Broncbuster errors, a walk and doubles from Zayne Watson (freshman, The Woodlands, Texas) and sophomore Trevor Pacheco (Pueblo, Colo.).

Troy Shepherd (freshman, McDowell, N.C.) struck out two Broncs in an inning of scoreless relief and

Nicholas Wellman (redshirt freshman, Quincy, Ill.) polished off the game with a scoreless ninth inning, fanning one.

“It was a brutally cold day to play, 40 degrees with a 20 mph north wind, but we didn’t sit around and complain or let it affect our play,” Olsen said. “I’m really proud of that, we just went out and played a good baseball game.”

Pacheco led MCC offensively with three hits, Taliferro, Hernadez and Watson all had two-hit games.

            The six Indian pitchers gave up seven hits, four earned runs, walked seven and struck out nine.

            The Broncbusters fall to 5-4 on the season.

The Indians improve to 4-1 with a three-game series set for this weekend in Parsons, Kan. against Labette Community College (0-3). The Indians play a doubleheader Saturday (1 p.m.) and a single nine-inning game against the Cardinals Sunday (1 p.m.)

MCC’s home-opener is set for Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. against Colby Community College.

You can stay up to date with all MCC Indian Athletics including, scheduling changes, live-streaming games, news, photo galleries, schedules and more at MCC Indians Athletics web page at:

https://mccindians.com/index.aspx?tab=baseball&path=baseball




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(Newark, NJ) - Damien Jefferson, Ty-Shon Alexander, Marcus Zegarowski and Denzel Mahoney all scored 18 points and No. 23 Creighton posted its second road win over a Top 10 team this month with an 87-82 decision over No. 10 Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Christian Bishop added 11 points as the Bluejays (19-6, 8-4 Big East) won for the sixth time in seven games, including a win at No. 8 Villanova at the start of the month. Quincy McKnight had 20 points to lead Seton Hall (18-6, 10-2), which lost for the second time in 14 games. 



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DENVER (AP) — LeBron James' 12th triple-double of the season and Anthony Davis' hot hand led the Los Angeles Lakers to a 120-116 overtime win at Denver. The Lakers snapped the Nuggets' four-game winning streak and take a four-game lead in the Western Conference over second-place Denver into the All-Star break. Jamal Murray scored 32 points for Denver but Nikola Jokic (NEE'-koh-lah YOH'-kich) was in foul trouble late in the game and had some big turnovers and missed shots down the stretch. The Nuggets had their four-game winning streak snapped.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic (BOY'-ahn bahg-DAH'-noh-vich) added 22 points to lift the Utah Jazz to a 116-101 victory over the Miami Heat. Jordan Clarkson added 21 points off the bench for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR') had 16 points and 20 rebounds as Utah won its fourth straight game. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points to lead the Heat. Duncan Robinson added 18 points and Jae Crowder chipped in 15 off the bench.

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 15 and the Phoenix Suns held on for a 112-106 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Phoenix won for just the second time in eight games and goes into the All-Star break with a 22-33 record. The Suns have already surpassed last season's total of 19 wins. Phoenix led 87-76 after three quarters and never trailed in the fourth. Golden State fell to 12-43, the worst mark in the NBA. Andrew Wiggins led the Warriors with 27 points.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devonte' Graham scored 28 points and Malik Monk added 25 to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 115-108 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bismack Biyombo had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Charlotte, and Miles Bridges scored 20. The Hornets rallied from a double-figure deficit to spoil D'Angelo Russell's home debut with Minnesota. Russell had 26 points and 11 assists. The Timberwolves played without Karl-Anthony Towns but led for most of the first three quarters.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Harris scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished five assists and Nevada defeated rival UNLV for the sixth straight time, pulling out an 82-79 win in overtime. Harris made the first of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left but Elijah Mitrou-Long's shot from well behind the 3-point line bounced off the backboard as time expired. Bryce Hamilton's jumper with 27 seconds to go tied it in regulation and the game went to overtime after he rebounded Harris' last-second miss. Hamilton led the Runnin' Rebels with 23 points.




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The NSAA has officially announced the 2020 High School Football Schedules.  View the area Football Schedules below.



ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH’-mees-tur) was conscious and alert last night after suffering a cardiac episode and collapsing on the bench during the first period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks. The 36-year-old Bouwmeester crumpled over after a long shift and during a break in play. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was awake, alert and moving his arms and legs as he was transported to a hospital before the game was postponed.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton's future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery. The 31-year-old Newton missed 14 games last season with a Lis Franc injury that led to surgery on Dec. 11. The rebuilding Panthers could save $19 million under next year's salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have made Ron Roenicke (REH’-nihi-kee) their interim manager, promoting the former Brewers skipper to replace Alex Cora on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training site. The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball's investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros.

PHOENIX (AP) — Major League teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season.




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