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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 26, 1993)
By Jeff Singer
Several Nebraska football per
sonnel were happy on Saturday
that their calendars read spring and
In the 44th version of the annual
Red-White football game that ended
the Comhuskers’spring season, the
Red team beat the Whites 29-8 in a
mistake-prone scrimmage at Me
And the majority of the blame
was taken by Nebraska defensive
coordinator Charlie McBride,
whose first-string defense on the
White squad had troubles against
the Red team.
“When you get into a game like
this, you better dominate it,”
McBride said. “When you get 29
points scored against you, you’re
not very good.”
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne
thought the offense needed some
work as well.
“I was a little disappointed in
the execution today,” Osborne said.
The two teams combined for 11
fumbles, seven of which were lost,
and a pair of interceptions.
The Whiles started the game off
well behind "quarterback Brook
Berringer. The rcdshirl freshpan
led his team oh the game’sfirst
series to a nine-play, 7/-yard drive
that was capped by a 29-yard field
goal by Tom Sieler.
But that was the last lead the
Whites would see on Saturday. On
the ensuing kickoff, Sieler kicked
off to the Red’s Reggie Baul, who
ran 86 yards for a touchdown to
give the Reds a three-point lead.
The fireworks continued on the
PAT attempt, with a botched kick
being turned into a Barron Miles
pitch to Troy Dumas for a two
point conversion the other way to
cut the Red’s lead to 6-5.
That was the last time the Whites
were within striking distance.
Nebraska’s first-string quarterback
Tommie Frazier completed a five
yard touchdown pass to Gerald
Cory Schlesinaer runs in the annual Red-White scrimmage Saturday at Memorial
Stadium. The Red team won the exhibition 29-8 before an estimated 25,000 fans.
Armstrong, and a 15-yard touch
down run by Red I-back Jeff
Makovicka helped the Reds to a
20-8 lead at halftime.
The Whites were shut out in the
second half, with a eight-yard
touchdown pass from Berringer to
Armstrong (who tied a spring game
record for most touchdown catches)
and a 25-yard field goal by Matt
Fisher help give the Reds their 21
Frazier, who completed seven
of 16 passes on Saturday for 57
yards and one touchdown, said af
ter the scrimmage that the offense
still does need some work.
Both teams aired the ball out on
Saturday, with four quarterbacks
combining for 58 passing attempts
and 263 yards.
Frazier said it was essential to
test out Nebraska’s passing phi
losophy in the scrimmage.
“Everyone knows we can run
the ball,” he said, “ff we want to
win a national championship, we
have to have a passing game.
“You have to have a balanced *
attack; it can’t just be one-dimen
Osborne said one of the reasons
that the offense might have
struggled on Saturday was that it
focused too much on the pass and
not going to Nebraska’s forte of
running the ball.
, “If you want to score points, you
pui L.aivm Jones m mere wim mai
big offensive line and just run it at
people,” he said. “I think there’s
more efficient ways to put the ball
in the end /.one than we did today.”
The Huskers led the nation in
rushing last season and will try to
repeat the effort this year with Jones,
an early Hcisman Trophy candi
Jones ran for 27 yards on five
carries for the Red squad, but left
the game in the second quarter and
didn’t return after leaving the field
with a bruised leg.
McBride summed up the
defense’s effort when he said,
“Overall, we’ve got a long, long
way to go.”
Baul scores big with first run as Husker
By Susie Arth
Reggie Baul forgot all about
saving his best for last. He had
something to prove right away.
Only 2:57 had elapsed from the
clock during the Nebraska spring
football game Saturday at Mano
rial Stadium before Baul got his
The white team had just scored
on a field goal, and Baul look his
place to receive the kickoff.
Tom Sieler kicked the ball, and
Baul set up to return it — it was to
be the first time he touched the
football as a Comhuskcr in an orga
“I saw a lot of big people out
there and a lolof traffic,” he said. “I
just read it and 1 saw a little hole.”
He caught the ball at his own 14
yard line, and 86 yards later, his run
“At first I was surprised; I
thought someone was going to
tackle me,” he said. “After that, it
started to hit me.”
He was never even touched.
He scored the red squad’s first
touchdown, he gave his team a 6-3
lead, and he gave himself a memory
he will never forget.
Baul, who sal out as a freshman
Tor (ailing to meet the standards ol
Proposition 48 and then redshirted
last season, said he was pleased
with his performance on special
“Special teams get overlooked a
lot,” he said. “I think it’s almost
half the game. It can change the
Baul, who also returned a punt
for 20 yards and caught two passes
for 16 yards, said he was beginning
to feel comfortable with the Husk
“I got a lot more rcps this spring,”
he said. “I'm starting to learn the
system a lot belter.
uasi year 1 was going in wun
out a direction, so the scrimmages
have helped a lot.”
Baul, a 5-foot-8 160-pound
sophomore from Papill ion-LaV ista
High School, said it wasdifficult to
sit out the past two years.
“1 just had to wait and be pa
tient,” he said. “A lot of Proposi
tion 48s have to do that.”
Coach Tom Osborne said he
was pleased with the way Baul
was progressing both on special
teams and as a split end.
“Baul has some potential,”
Osborne said. “He’s got a lot of
ability, but he’s still pretty raw.”
By Jeff Griesch
For the Nebraska softball team, the
nightmare is over.
The Comhuskers ended Sunday
their school-record 10-game losing
streak with a 10-9 win over Iowa State
at the Nebraska Softball Complex.
Nebraska also won the second
game of the doubleheadcr 4-3 to im
prove its season record to 13 -22 and 2
10 in the conference. The Cyclones
fell to 14-20 and 7-5.
In the first game, Nebraska had to
battle the Cyclones into extra innings
before Denise McMillan singled in
Shae Sloan with the winning run in
the 11 th inning.
The Huskers fought back after trai I
ing 7-2 in the fifth inning with two
runs in the fifth and three in the sixth
to tie the game 7-7.
The score was still knotted 7-7
after nine innings until the Cyclones
scored a run in the 10th.
Nebraska answered with a run of
itsown in the bottom of the 10th on an
RBI single by Tobin Echo-Hawk.
Echo-Hawk, a freshman third
baseman, had four hits and two RBIs
and went 11-for-17 in the four-game
series with the Cyclones.
Iowa State put up another run in the
top of the 11th, but the Huskers re
sponded with two in the bottom of the
inning to win.
,rj Kns Vucurcvic began in© inning
on second base under the interna
tional tic-breaker rule and moved to
third on a wild pilch.
After Sloan was intentionally
walked, Jody Splichal singled to drive
in Vucurcvic with the tying run before
McMillan hit the game winner.
Nebraska coach Rhonda Revclle
said she was proud of the Huskers for
battling back the whole game to end
“We did whatever it took to push
across the runs we needed,” Revellc
said. “We have been fighting like that
all year; it’s just that today we got the
Cody Dusenberry picked up the
win on the mound for the Huskers,
pitching seven innings of strong re
lief, allowing two runs on six hits.
“Cody did a marvelous job of us
ing her strength,and that’s the change
up,” Revelle said. “We have been
working with a lot on not throwing
harder but throwing smarter, and I
think you saw that today.”
Dusenberry also won the second
game of the doublchcader, throwing a
complete, four-hitter game to improve
to 6-12 on the season. | '
In the second game, Nebraska
scored two runs in the second and
another run in the fifth to tic the score
Echo-Hawk had another big game
for the Huskers, going 4-for-4 with a
two-out single in the lop of seventh to
score Heidi Hoganson with the win
NU climbs to fourth in Big Eight with weekend wins
By Jeff Grlesch
The Nebraska baseball team got
exactly what it needed from its trip to
Ames, Iowa, this weekend—a sweep.
The Comhuskers beat the Cyclones
14-9 on Sunday to complete the sweep
and move into fourth place in the Big
Eight with a 9-9 record.
A gusting wind was a dream come
true for hitters as the two teams com
bined for 64 runs and 81 hits, includ
ing IS home runs in the three-game
“It was terrible to pitch in, but it
was great if you’re a hitter,” Nebraska
pitcher Troy Brohawn said. “Balls
that are normally fly balls were leav
ing the park all weekend.”
Derek Dukart led a 15-hit Husker
attack on Sunday with four hits, in
cluding two home runs and triple,
driving in six runs in the finale. Matt
McKay also homcred for Nebraska.
Brian Martin, 6-3, benefittcd from
the Husker barrage to pick up the win
despite giving up nine runs on nine
hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Steve Boyd relieved Martin and
pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings to
record his second save of the season.
Nebraska trailed 6-3 after five in
nings but tied the score w ith three runs
in the sixth inning and erupted for four
more in the seventh behind a three
run homer by Dukart.
Iowa State rallied for three runs in
the bottom of the inning, but the Husk
ers answered with a single run in the
eighth and added three more in the
Wuh the loss, the last place Cy
clones fell to 3-13 in the conference
and 9-21 overall.
In the first game of a doubleheader
on Saturday, Brohawn had his worst
siari of the season, but Husker hitters
gave him enough support to win 13-9.
Brohawn improved to 7-0 and
pitched a complete game despite al
lowing eight earned runs on 11 hits,
including four home runs while strik
ing out 10.
McKay homered twice for the
Huskers and drove in four runs. Darin
Erstad also homered for Nebraska.
In the nightcap on Saturday, the
Huskers used a five-run ninth inning
to stop the Cyclones 12-7.
Marc Sagmoen did the most dam
age for Nebraska, going 3-for-6 with
a home run, his 12th of ine season, and
four RBI. Dukart added a solo shot for
Boyd picked up the win in relief of
Alvie Shepherd. Boyd, 14, pitched 1
2/3 innings, allowing one run on one
hit while striking out three.
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