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VylVl iJ Monday, May 3,1993
to build steam
By Tim Pearson
The Nebraska baseball team is hoping
that five wins over the weekend—including
a doublchcadcr sweep of Nebraska- Kearney
on Sunday — will help build momentum
going into the final three weeks of the regu
The Comhuskers swept the Lopcrs 2-1
and 7-1 at Buck Bcllzer Field Sunday to
improve their record to 27-19.
Husker coach John Sanders said his team
might be playing its best right now.
“We’re playing our best baseball of the
season in all phases of the game,” he said.
“We got solid pitching and some good hit
ting over the weekend. This was what Big
Eight play will be like.
“Out of the five games we played this
weekend, two were very beneficial because
they were close.”
The Huskers swept Peru State 7-6and 14
4 Friday and got a scare from NAIA Division
II Mount Marty Saturday, winning4-3 in 10
In the first game Sunday against the
Lopcrs, which was a seven inning contest,
the Huskers enjoyed another complete game
performance from sophomore Troy
Brohawn, who improved his record to a
Brohawn pitched no-hit baseball for the
first four innings. But UN K tied up the game
at one in the fifth with a double by right
fielder Scott Fellers to knock in catcher
In the seventh inning, Husker first
baseman Malt McKay started out the sev
enth with a single to left field. Jed Dalton
came in to run for McKay and stole second
See UNK on 10
Nebraska’s Darin Erst ad tries to steal second under the tag of University of Nebraska at Kearney shortstop Mark Burton
during the first game of a doubleheader Sunday. Erstad was out on the play.
Pitcher hurtling toward history book
By Tony West
For a player who wasn ’ t sure what path he
would be taking this season, Troy Brohawn
has paved his way toward the Nebraska
baseball record books in more ways than
The sophomore pitcher from Woolford,
Maryland, wasn’t sure if he would start or
come in for relief at the beginning of this
So he had no pitching goals for the year.
“I had nothing to shoot for at the begin
*i ning,”Brohawn said, “because I wasn’t.sure
what I’d be doing ycL”
However, Brohawn has established him- Brohawn is only one strikcoulaway from
self as a prolific pitcher for the Comhuskers lying the single-season strikeout record of
this season. After holding the University of 98 set by Phil Harrison in 1986. He is also
Nebraska at Kearney to two hits in lied for third all-time for complete games
Nebraska’s 2-1 victory at Buck Belizcr Field with seven. The record is eight.
Sunday afternoon, Brohawn isnow9-0over- Although Brohawn is close to establish
all and 5-0 in the Big Eight. And he may ing those Husker records, he said he’s not
be on his way to Nebraska’s baseball record worried about them,
books. After Sunday’s performance, he has “I just go out there and do my best,” he
a chance to set single-season records for said.
victories, strikeouts and complete games. And if he keeps working hard, he said, the
He is tied for fourth on Nebraska’s all- records might come his way*
time charts for victories in a single season I m throwing well, Brohawn said,
with. nine. Three players share the top spot Lately, 1 m throwing harder. But I still have
with 10 wins. _ to work on my changc-up.”
Husker softball team
turns season around
By Derek Samson
After winning three of its four
games with Missouri over the week
end, Nebraska softball players have
coach Rhonda Rcvcllc believing she
is seeing a different team.
In a different season.
“It's just amazing because it feels
like two separate seasons," Rcvcllc
said. “After we lost to Creighton 14
1 (April 20th), itsccms like we turned
The Comhuskcrs swept Sunday’s
doublchcadcr, winning 3-1 and 4-1.
The teams split Saturday’s double
header. Nebraska won the first con
test 2-1 and then lost 2-0.
Nebraska has now won seven of its
last eight games after going on a 10
game losing streak in mid-April.
“I’m real pleased with this,’*
Rcvcllc said. “I thought we could
have got four out of four, but anytime
you play a game like this and beat a
team like Missouri, you have to be
Huskcrs went up 2-0 in the
second inning of the first game Sun
day when Denise Me Millan and Gloria
Von Rcnucll scored after reaching
base on back-to-back hits.
Nebraska added another run in the
fifth inning when Shac Sloan knocked
in Tobin Echo-Hawk with a single.
The Tigers then scored their sole run
in the sixth inning, as Husker pitcher
Cody Dusenberry earned the win by
tossing a five-hit complete game.
In the second game, the Huskers
again struck early by scoring two runs
in the second inning and adding an
other in the third on their way to a 4
Shac Sloan doubled to left field
and scored when Jody Splichal fol
lowed with another double. Splichal
then reached home after Saundra
Amy Offcnbackcr hit a home run
in the third inning to give the
Comhuskers a 3-0 lead.
After thcTigcrsscored in the fourth,
Nebraska added an insurance run in
the seventh inning when Sloan hit her
21 si career double to score Echo
Hawk. Sloan’s double moved her into
third on Nebraska’s all-time career
Splichal, 10-10, earned the win
with a complete game.
Kg Eight conference
win loss win %
Oklahoma St. 14 ItEMH
Kansas 14 6 .700
Iowa St. I 8 ! 8 1 .500
Missouri 9 11 .450
Nebraska 5 it * .313
Oklahoma 2 14 .125
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Rcvcllc said she was pleased with
the way her pitchers, Dusenberry and
Splichal, have responded lately.
Nebraska improved to 18-23 and
will travel to Oklahoma for four games
with the Sooners next weekend.
“I feel like if we play the way we
did this weekend we should win all
four,” Rcvcllc said.
NU tennis player says
dismissal reports false
leave to explore
By Beau Finley
Reports that Jan Frodc Andersen, a
freshman on the Nebraska men’s ten
nis team, had been expelled from the
team were incorrect, Andersen said
Andersen did acknowledge that the
team is being restructured but said he
was given an option to remain with
Several players’ comments Thurs
day indicated that coach Kerry
McDermott had removed three play
ers Mike Garcia, Anthony
Cunningham and Andersen — from
the team, and gave five other mem
bers the option to try out for non
Andersen said he had considered
leaving the team and had asked
McDcrmou in be released from his
scholarship in order to explore his
options at other schools.
Andersen said McDcrmou gave
him the release after the season.
Later, McDcrmou announced to
the team that only two players —
Andy Davis and Anthony Kolarac —
would return on scholarship for the
next season, Andersen said.
McDermott went on to remove
Mike Garcia and Anthony
Cunningham from the team, Garcia
Andersen said he was excluded
from the team because McDcrmou
assumed he would seek a transfer.
Andersen said he is still consider
ing his options but should have a
decision made within the next two
“Idon’tknow what I’m going to do
yet,’’ Andersen said. “(McDcrmou)
made it a lot easier for me, however,
by gcuing rid of two good friends of
There had been much turmoil dur
ing the season, Andersen said, but the
decision to expel Garcia and
Cunningham was undeserved.
TV U player s departure opens up volleyball scholarship
also planning on
redshirting in fall
By Tim Pearson
With setter Christy Johnson plan
ning on redshirting next season, Ne
braska volley ball coach Terry Pettit is
hoping last week’s signing of
Stephanie Clcrc will shore up the
Comhuskcrs at the setting position.
“Clcrc’s a very highly competitive
player,” Pettit said. “We have four
freshmen coming in, and we’re hop
ing lhal iwo or three will contribute
right away. I think Stephanie can do
Pettit said he couldn’ teommenton
reports lhal Clcrc, a two-time Super
Stale setter in high school at Bellevue
West, had originally planned to walk
on at Nebraska.
However, middle blocker Rachel
„ Errthum, who rcdshirlcd last year
because of major knee surgery, left
the team to open up a scholarship for
Pettit said Errthum’s departure was
because of a combination of things.
“She had been recovering from her
knoc injury,” Peuit said. “Her knee is
healthy now. She just made the deci
sion that she didn’t want to play col
legiate volleyball. College athletics
takes up a lot of lime."
The redshirting of Johnson, who
backed up seller Nikki Strieker last
year, will give Clcrc a chance at the
back-up setting role, Pettit said.
“Clcrc will give us some depth at
the setting position. Christy’s been
planning on redshirting sinecafter the
season,” Pettit said. KWc have two
exceptional players at seller in Nikki
and Christy. This will give us three
There's no sense In
setting ability. It
makes sense to take
advantage of both
Nikki and Christy's
years of good selling instead of iwo.
“There’s no sense in wasting
Christy’s selling abil ily. Il makes sense
to take advantage of both Nikki and
Christy’s abilities,” he said.
Pettit said il was Johnson’s deci
sion to redshirt, and he said that he
thought the decision was in the best
interests of Johnson.
Pettit said the departure of Errthum
will leave the Huskers short at the
middle blocking position ncxtscason.
“We’ll be inexperienced at middle
blocker,” he said.Middle blocker
Kim Tonniges and outside hitter Laura
Luther arc recovering from shoulder
injuries but Pettit said both should be
ready for next season.
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