Great to see Nebraska baseball team took two away from UC Riverside on Saturday, winning the first game 10-4 and the second 5-2.
Dan Jennings started the first, pitching 5.2 innings. He faced 19 batters, giving up three earned runs, struck out five but walked five as well. Matt Freeman, Erik Bird and Casey Houptman all saw the mound for Nebraska in game one and didn't give up a run between them.
The Cornhuskers scored four runs in the second, two in the fourth, sixth and seventh innings, while UC Riverside could only score two apiece in the fifth and sixth innings.
Nebraska pitcher Thad Weber came into the second game with a 24.00 ERA. He pitched seven innings, giving up seven hits, two earned runs, six K's and zero walks. Finally a great outing for Weber. Zach Herr gave up a hit but little else and then Mike Nesseth came in for a save, striking out two and walking one while giving up no hits.
Nice output by the Husker offense battering the Highlanders young pitchers. Good teams beat the teams they're supposed to, pick up games against even opponents and upset the teams they're not supposed to beat. Saturday was an example of beating a team they should beat.
Bryce Nimmo and DJ Belfonte are playing great defense early in the season with only a single error between them. They're hitting .364 and .357, respectively and Belfonte leads the team in RBI's with seven. Belfonte's catch on Friday night made ESPN's Top Plays segment. If I can find a video of it, I'll post it.
Nebraska basketball lost on the road to OSU 77-63. I listened to the for a while before I had to attend a Cub Scout event, go swimming and generally have fun with the kids.
It was clear early on that the Huskers were missing Cookie Miller and playing poorly against an energetic Cowboy team. The good news is that the Huskers shot 50% from the field. Aleks Maric had another double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Steve Harley continued to provide points with 17.
The bad news is that we had 19 turnovers. The loss drops us to 6-8, ninth in the Big 12. Disappointing loss, but not entirely unexpected.