The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 06, 1991, Page 10, Image 10

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    Nebraska’s Eddie Anderson slides safely back to first base, avoiding the tag of Iowa State’s Craig Gronowski, in the Corn
huskers’ 11-3 loss Saturday. Nebraska will finish its regular season this weekend against Oklahoma.
Nebraska gives away wins to Cyclones
By Nick Hytrek
Senior Editor
The Nebraska baseball team’s
chances of making the Big Eight
tournament became as gloomy as
the sky over Buck Beltzer Field
Sunday as theComhuskers lost the
final game of the weekend series
against Iowa State.
The Comhuskers, 8-12 in the
Big Eight, now must sweep their
four-game series with Oklahoma
next weekend if they are to qualify
for the four-team tournament.
Sunday’s loss left the Huskers
with a split of the series after win
ning two games Friday 5-1 and 2
1. On Saturday, Iowa State won the
opener 11-3 and the two teams
were lied 1-1 when the second game
was rain delayed until Sunday, a
game the Cyclones went on to win
In Friday’s opening game, Josh
Bullock, 5-3, shut down Iowa State
for the 5-1 complete-game victory.
Mike Zajcski, 6-1, followed with
an equally impressive complete
game of his own, giving up only
four hits in the 2-1 win in the seven
inning second game.
Both wins were errorless defen
sive performances for the Huskers.
Saturday was a different story,
Nebraska committed five errors
in the first game as all of Iowa
State’s runs were unearned in the
11-3 Husker loss.
Husker starter Trey Rutledge,
5-5, took a 3-1 lead into the sev
enth inning and then the Nebraska
fielding woes began.
With one out and a runner on
first, Rutledge Fielded a routine
grounder by Iowa State’s Mark
Elsinger. Rutledge threw the ball
over first baseman Corty Kulhanek’s
head, allowing Elsinger to advance
to second. Two hits, one walk and
a hit batsman later, Iowa State had
a 6-1 lead.
The eighth inning was no better,
as two more Husker errors allowed
five more Cyclone runs to score.
The Huskers played error-free
in the second game—and then the
rain began to fall. The game con
tinued until the top of the fourth
when a rain delay was called.
After waiting an hour and eight
minutes, play continued until the
bottom of the fifth, when play was
stopped for good, with the game
tied 1-1.
Chris Eckley, who started for
Nebraska on Saturday, continued
on the mound Sunday. He walked
the first batter he faced and was
replaced by Bullock.
Iowa State scored a run in the
top half of the sixth inning and
Nebraska answered with one in the
bottom of the inning.
Shawn Buchanan walked to lead
off the inning and made it to third
when Cyclone pitcher Steve Nichol
threw wild to second on a grounder
by Bill Vosik. Buchanan scored on
a sacrifice by Jeff Rhein.
The Cyclones scored the win
ning run in the seventh inning as a ...
Husker error led to another Iowa
State win. With one out and a
runner on first, Iowa State’s Lee
Blevins hit a double play ball to
shortstop Vince DiGrandi. The ball
went under DiGrandi’s glove and
the Cyclones went on to score their
run for the 3-2 win.
“It was a charity weekend,”
Husker coach John Sanders said.
“We basically gave them gifts.
See ISU on 12
Bird falls on face, pounds Pacers
Pistons to face Celtics in second round play
The Associated Press
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It took a couple of wounded warri
ors, Isiah Thomas and Larry Bird, to
. get the Detroit Pistons and Boston
Celtics where they were supposed to
be — in the second round of the NBA
With Detroit’s dreams of a
“Threepeat” one game away from
ending, Thomas stepped forward af
ter missing most of the season’s sec
ond half with a right wrist injury that
required surgery.
Playing with a covering on his
injured wrist and a wrap on his pulled
left hamstring, Thomas had 26 points
and 11 assists as Detroit breezed to a
113-81 win over Atlanta in the deci
sive fifth gameof their series. Sixteen
of the points came in the first half,
when Detroit jumped to a 59-42 lead
that it expanded throughout the game.
That put the Pistons, seeking to
become just the third team to win
three straight NBA titles, into the
7 second round against the Celtics in a
series that begins Tuesday in Boston.
Bird, already playing with a bad
back, led the Celtics to a 124-121 win
over Indiana despite leaving the game
with 4:23 left in the half with what
was first thought to be a fractured
Bird relumed with five minutes
gone in the second half and scored 12
of his 32 points in a 42-poinl third
quarter. That allowed the Celtics to
withstand a late Indiana charge that
reduced a 16-point Boston with seven
minutes left to two points. It marked
the first time in the past three years
that the NBA’s most-titled team ad
vanced to the second round.
Boston had overcome losing the
second game of the series on their
own home court and faced the possi
bility of being eliminated on the Pacers’
home court, heading back to Indian
apolis with the series tied 1-1. How
ever, the Celtics came back to split
the two games at Indiana and forced
the series back to Boston.
“I was coming back no matter
what,” said Bird, who was greeted by
a thunderous roar from the Boston
Garden crowd when he returned. “The
fans were pumped up and I wasn’t
going to let them down.”
He didn’t.
But he also got help from the Pac
ers, particularly Chuck Person, who
took an off-balance 3-pointer with 15
seconds left and Indiana trailing by
two points. Brian Shaw then hit two
free throws to seal the game.
“I didn’t want to go into overtime
here, so I went for it,” said Person,
who made 5-of-9 3-pointers en route
to 32 points.
But it was Bird’s inspirational effort
that did it, Boston coach Chris Ford
“I think our players gutted it out,”
Ford said after the Celtics improved
their record to 21 -7 in deciding play
off games. Last year, they lost 5-2 to
the New York Knicks in the first
round, falling in Game 5 at home.
“Larry was absolutely spectacu
■ U.
lar, amazing, stupendous,” Ford said.
“I didn ’ t know i f Larry would be back
after the half until I heard the crowd.
He is truly amazing and courageous.”
Detroit was aided by its typically
stingy defense that held the Hawks to
just 30 percent shooting from the floor,
26 in the first half. The Pistons led the
league in team defense during the
regular season. They built a 30-15
lead late in the first quarter, expanded
it to 17 points at halftime and ex
panded it from there.
In a third playoff game Sunday
night, the Los Angeles Lakers played
the Golden State Warriors in the
opening game of their second-round
series at Los Angeles. Golden State is
coming off of an opening-round upset
of the San Antonio Spurs, and the
Lakers swept the Houston Rockets in
round one.
The Lakers are looking to return to
the NBA Finals after failing being
swept by Phoenix in the second round
last. The Lakers had been to the Fi
nals eight times in the 80s.
Men’s All-University Point
1. Sigma Phi Epsilon 1589
2. Alpha Tau Omega 1567
3. Chi Phi 1509
4. Delta Tau Delta 973
5. Beta Theta Pi 971
6. Triangle 804
7. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 800
8. Phi Gamma Delta 778
9. Phi Delta Theta 757
10. Beta Sigma Psi 742
Residence Hall
1. Schramm 2 327
2. Abel 11 309
3. Abel 6 251
3. Cather 3 251
5. Abel 12 198
6. Harper 10 186
7. Cather 7 161
8. Abel 4 155
9. Abel 5 150
10. Schramm 8 149
Team Sports Award
1. Alpha Tail Omega 652
2. Sigma Phi Epsilon 561
3. Chi Phi 541
4. Phi Delta Theta 510
5. Beta Theta Pi 493
6. Delta Upsilon 492
7. Delta Tau Delta 432
8. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 405
9. Triangle 404
10. Kappa Sigma 401
Residence Hall
1. Cather3 245
2. Schramm 2 185
3. Abel 4 174
4. Abel 6 162
5. Abel 11 143
6. Harper 8 127
7. Catner 7 115
8. Harper 2 110
9. Schramm 8 101
10. Harper 3 84
Women’s All-University
Point Standings
- Sorority
1. Alpha Omicron Pi 552
2. Pi Beta Phi 282
3. Kappa Alpha Theta 216
4. Alpha Delta Pi 203
5. Gamma Phi Beta 190
6. Alpha Xi Delta 141
7. Alpha Phi* 124
8. Phi Mu 91
9. Delta Gamma 90
10. KaDoa Delta 52
Residence Hall
1. Sandoz 6 110
2. Schramm 7 101
3. Sandoz 5 61
4. Sandoz 9 46
5. Abel 12 44
6. Abel 13 40
6. Burr 2 East 40
8. Heppner 2 35
9. Smith 4 32
10. Pound 2 28
Team Sports Award
1. Alpha Omicron Pi 200
2. Alpha Delta Pi 187
3. Alpha Xi Delta 127
4. Alpha Phi 101
5. Gamma Phi Beta 92
6. Phi Mu 91
7. Delta Gamma 90
8. Pi Beta Phi 85
9. Kappa Alpha Theta 50
10. Delta Delta Delta 45
Residence Hall
1. Sandoz 6 110
2. Schramm 7 101
3. Sandoz 5 55
4. Abel 13 40
4. Burr 2 East 40
6. Heppner 2 35
7. Smith 4 32
8. Pound 2 28
9. Sandoz 8 19
10. Sandoz 9 18
10. Raymond 3 18
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