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Shaun Sartin/DN
Nebraska catcher Jeff Murphy beats the throw back to first against Kansas State last Sat
urday. The Cornhuskers will play Peru State tonight at 7 p.m. at Buck Beltzer Field to make
up for last week’s game against Nebraska-Kearney which was canceled because of the
Late rally lifts Wildcats past NU
From Staff Reports
Kansas State scored with two outs
in the bottom of the ninth inning as
the Wildcats beat Nebraska 6-5 Tues
day night in Big Eight baseball action
at Manhattan, Kan.
The game docs not count toward
conference standings.
With one out in the ninth and the
score lied 5-5, Kansas State’s Jamey
Stellino walked and moved to second
on a groundout. Comhuskcr second
baseman Dale Hagy attempted to lag
Stellino and throw to first for the
double play, but Stellino was called
Chris Wolf followed with a single
to drive in Stellino, who avoided a
play at the plate and scored the win
ning run.
Jason Pflughaupt started on the
mound for the 28-19 Huskers, giving
up five runs on 10 hits. He was re
lieved in the eighth inning by Steve
Boyd, who look the loss to fall to 3-4.
Kevin Sander picked up the win for
the 27-23 Wildcats to improve his
record to 3-0.
Kansas State opened the scoring in
the second inning, pushing two runs
across on a double by Terry Hipp.
In the third, Darin Petersen drew a
one-out walk. One out later, Jed Dal
ton hit his fifth home run of the season
to tie the score at 2-2.
The Wildcats responded in the sixth
inning when Craig Wilson hit a two
run home run to give Kansas State a
4-2 lead.
Nebraska came back in the sev
enth. With the bases loaded and no
outs, Tim Seaton singled, driving in
one run and chasing Wildcat starter
Brett Bock. The Huskcrs scored two
more runs in the inning to take a 5-4
Kansas State tied the game in the
eighth when Jay Kopriva doubled in
Seaton singled in the lop of the
ninth for the Huskcrs, but was stranded
on base.
Nebraska will now play Peru State
tonight at 7 p.m. The game was sched
uled to take the place of the April 21
contest against Nebraska-Kearney
which was snowed out.
NU assistant coach takes job at ISU
By Nick Hytrek
Senior Editor
When Nebraska and Iowa Stale
play in women’s basketball next sea
son, Comhusker coach Angela Beck
will sec a familiar face al the other
end of the court.
Husker assistant coach Theresa
Becker was introduced Tuesday as
the new head coach at Iowa State.
“I think she’ll bring excitement
back to the program,” said Dave Starr,
Iowa State sports information direc
tor and member of the selection
committee. “We thought she had an
outstanding personality and she was a
quality individual.”
Beck said she couldn’t blame
Becker for taking the job.
“I don't think she could turn down
the offer,” Beck said. “After nine
years as an assistant, she was ready to
make the move.”
Both Beck and Starr said Becker’s
strength as a recruiter made her a
strong candidate.
“She’s done an excellent job re
cruiting, especially getting players
out of Iowa,” Starr said. “We hope
she can get those players to come to
Ames, Iowa, instead of Lincoln,
Beck said the Huskcr program
would miss Becker’s recruiting ef
“She’s one of the top recruiters in
the country,’’ Beck said. “That will
make her hard to replace.’’
Becker accompanied Beck to
Nebraska six years ago when Beck
was named as the Huskers’ coach.
She was Beck’s assistant the three
previous years at Bradley.
Beck said Becker would be missed
and Iowa State's program would benefit
from the choice.
“You don’t replace someone who’s
been in the program for six years,”
Beck said. “Iowa State couldn’t have
found a better coach. This is what she
“I think she’s going to be a great
NU softball team wins 4
over ISU, Northern Iowa
By Jeff Griesch
Staff Reporter I
Nebraska softball coach Ron
Wolforth had mixed emotions after
winning four of six games last week
During the weekend the Nebraska
softball team played four games in
Big Eight round-robin competition at
Ames, Iowa.
On Saturday, the Comhuskcrs were
defeated 11-0 by 14th-ranked Mis
souri. In the second game, Nebraska
downed Iowa Slate 5-4.
Sunday, the Huskcrs lost again to
Missouri 5-2 and defeated Iowa State
3-2. The Huskcrs finished the Big
Eight regular season 2-6.
On Monday, Nebraska ended its
stay in Iowa with a doublchcader sweep
of Northern Iowa. The wins pushed
the Huskcrs’ final regular season mark
to 22-28.
Wolforth said he was pleased that
the Huskcrs were able to pick up the
wins but was also concerned with the
team’s defense and pitching.
“The last four games I think we’ve
made 10 errors and you can t do that
and expect to win too many games
against the quality of competition we
are playing,” Wolforth said.
Wolforth credited the wins to the
top of the Huskcr batting order.
“Our top five hitters have just been
exceptional this season,” Wolforth
said. “This could be the top offensive
ball club in the history of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.”
Pilcher Lisa Shandy picked up her
14th win against Northern Iowa, put
ting her at the .500 mark for the first
time this season.
“Lisa has continued to improve
her pitching, and we seem to be play
ing with an air of confidence behind
her,” Wolforth said. “Now we need
someone else to step forward and
help carry the pitching load.”
The Huskers’ next game will be
Friday against Missouri at the Big
of Fame Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.
“We’ve been looking forward to
the conference tournament since the
season began and we’re anxious to
play,” Wolforth said.
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W L Pet GB L10
Toronto Blue Jays 15 5 .750 - 6-4
New York Yankees 13 6 .684 1 1/2 7-3
Baltimore Orioles 11 8 .579 31/2 7-3
Boston Red Sox 8 8 .500 5 6-4
Milwaukee Brewers 7 9 .438 6 5-5
Cleveland Indians 7 13 .350 8 4-6
Detroit Tigers 6 13 .316 81/2 4-6
Oakland Athletics 12 7 .632 - 5-5
Chicago White Sox 10 6 .625 1/2 6-4
Texas Rangers 11 10 .524 2 4-6
Seattle Mariners 1010 .500 21/2 6-4
California Angels 9 9 .500 2 1/2 5-5
Minnesota Twins 910 .474 3 5-5
Kansas City Royals 2 16 .111 9 1/2 1-9
W L Pet GB L10
Pittsburgh Pirates 14 4 .778 - 8-2
New Yoric Mats 10 9 .526 41/2 7-3
St. Louis Cardinals 910 .474 51/2 6-4
Philadelphia Phillies 911 .450 6 5-5
Montreal Expos 812 .400 7 3-7
Chicago Cute 711 .389 7 4-6
Houston Astros 10 8 .556 - 7-3
Cincinnati Reds 10 9 .528 1/2 5-5
San Francisco GiantdO 9 .526 1/2 6-4
San Diego Padres 1010 .500 1 2-8
Atlanta Braves 911 .450 2 4-6
Los Angeles Dodgers911 .450 2 5-5
Next football season promises more of same
It’s hibernation time in Nebraska. Nothing
to do until football two-a-days.
Spring practice for the Comhuskcrs is over.
You can almost feel the depression come
sweepin’ down the plains, can’t you? Sniffle,
In case you missed it, the Red team, made up
of the lop offensive unit and the No. 2 defense,
beat the White team 33-21.
In other words, Nebraska’s top defensive
players gave up 33 points to the offensive
players they practice against every day.
For many fans, the spring game’s offensive
fireworks will be taken as the usual cue to start
talking about an undefeated, national champi
onship season for the Huskers, a trip to the
Orange Bowl to kick the, uh .. . sand out of
Miami (ha ha haaaa!) and a Heisman Trophy
for Calvin Jones or Derek Brown_After all,
the media can pick which one as the season
goes on.
Optimism runs high in this state this time
every year. And, of course, there is good rca*
son. This lime is no exception.
Quarterback Tony Vcland looked great in
the game, completing 4 of 9 passes for 49
yards, and rushing 10 limes for 55. He showed
incredible poise and leadership for a redshirt
freshman, and might keep doing the same well
into next winter.
Another quarterback. Matt Jones, passed for
g game looked strong, as Brown
and Jones tore up and down the field through
out the afternoon, gaining 31 and 35 yards,
respectively, on fewer than 10 carries each.
Receivers caught 33 passes in the scrim
The offense looked good. Huskcr fans at the
game got a glimpse of whal lo expect next
season, and were introduced to a few new
names to look for in the Sunday sports pages.
The offense looks good. Nebraska’s back.
There’s gonna be some serious yardage gained
next season, and the scoreboard operator will
have sore fingers by Homecoming.
Sound familiar? Can you hear the thunder
rumbling in the distance?
Nebraska has forever had offenses that have
made coaches across the country drool. De
fense, though.asanyoneat Miami, Notre Dame
or anywhere else will tell you, wins champion
ships, of the conference and national variety.
Defense. Defense. Defense. DEFENSE!!
The Huskcr defense is the key to Huskcr
success. It’s that simple.
Nebraska will score its 150 points in its first
two games, and pul an immediate chokehold
on the NCAA rushing and scoring statistics,
just like every year. And then the bubble will be
burst by Washington quarterback Billy Joe
Hobcrt’s 300-plus yards of passing against the
Huskers in Seattle.
And then there will be Oklahoma’s Cale
Gundy. And Colorado’s Vance Joseph, or some
new freshman signal-caller, like Ty Detmcr’s
younger brother, to run the Buffaloes’ new pro
style, one-back set passing offense.
And then, the bowl season will be upon us.
Where Nebraska will go is uncertain, but with
two or three losses during the regular season,
the Huskers will no doubt be matched up with
some up-and-coming Cinderella team with a
pro prospect under center who has lit the of
fense all year, and won’t be stopped against
And then, the calendar will change. And
another round of spring practice will come,
followed by a long wail by the fans to do it all
over again.
Only 110 days til two-a-days. Mark your
Green is a senior news-editorial major, a Daily Ne
braskan sports senior reporter and copy desk editor.