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NU snaps losing streak
By David Wilson
The Nebraska baseball team broke
a four-game losing streak, defeating
Kansas 11-7 Sunday afternoon backed
by a complete-game outing from jun
ior Steve Fish.
Fish, who was pitching on just three
days rest, threwhis first complete game
of the season despite allowing 16 hits.
“Fish did it, didn’t he?” Kansas
coach Bobby Randall said. “We went
fishing today, and we got shut out. We
couldn’t get our limit.”
“I told the guys before the game
that this would be the toughest of the
series. 1 knew that they would want to
win it. There is a lot of pride there.”
The Comhuskers, who lost twice to
the Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kan., last
week, were swept in a doubleheader
against Kansas on Saturday before
Sunday’s win at Buck Bcltzer Field.
Nebraska improved to 18-23-1
overall and 7-13 in the Big Eight.
Kansas fell to 20-21 and 10-13.
“We needed that win bad,” senior
Matt Meyer said. “We knew we had to
win this game if we wanted to compete
and go to the Big Eight Tournament .”
The league’stop six teams advance
to the conference tournament in Okla
homa City, May 16-19. The Huskers
are now in last place in the Big Eight.
Meyer broke a 0-for-14 slump Sun
day, going 3 for 3 with a single, double
and a triple. He also knocked in two
runs to up his team-high total to 50.
“We knew we had to win this game if we ivanted to
compete and go to the Big Eight Tournament. ”
' Nebraska left fielder
“Today was something a little more
normal,” Nebraska coach John Sand
ers said. “This is a little more like we
were playing before we went into that
slump. The bottom line is it gives us a
chance to get into something here.”
Kansas starting pitcher Mario
Opipari, who started in right field in
Saturday’s second game, was rocked
for six runs on nine hits in five innings.
Opipari fell to 0-2.
“Maybe the fact that I played him in
the outfield yesterday wasn’t a good
thing,” Randall said. “He didn’t have
Nebraska junior Francis Collins
singled to begin the bottom of the first,
sparkinga four-run inning for the Husk
ers. Collins, who went 4 for 12 this
weekend, extended his hitting streak
to 26 games —just two shy of Ken
Ramos’ school record.
Freshman Jason Fry, who also fin
ished the weekend 4 for 12, extended
his hitting streak to eight games.
The Huskers recorded 14 hits on
four Kansas pitchers and scored in all
but two innings.
“Thirty hits, 18 runs, 20-somc hits
by (he fi llh inning. Crazy game,” Sand
Fish, who upped his record to 6-5,
is the only Husker pitcher with more
than two wins. Fish threw 176 pitches
and allowed seven runs while striking
“I felt like I was on top of my
pitching the whole game,” Fish said. “I
had my stuff. It just came to the point
where they’d be guessing.”
Nebraska coach John Sanders said
he was not surprised that Fish threw a
complete game on just three days’ rest.
“He’s really a resilient guy,” Sand
ers said. “He’s one of those guys that
can just keep throwing and throwing
and throwing. I think the better he
throws, the stronger lie gets. He’s not
a power pitcher. He’s a spot, in-and
out pitcher. The more he throws, the
more he gets into-sync.”
The Huskcrs take the field again
Wednesday in a doublehcader against
Missouri beginning at 2:30 p.m. at
Buck Beltzcr Field.
“It would be nice to gel something
done Wednesday,” Sanders said. “Ob
viously we need to, without a doubt.”
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before being drafted by the Gi
“I was about ready to freak
out,” Colman said. “I thought I
would go before a few of the
other guys who were drafted.
“I had to drop a friend of
mine off at the airport and saw
Rob and his wife there. I told
him 1 was really nervous, but he
said to calm down and told me I
would get selected.”
Besides playing with
Zatcchka, Colman said he was
looking forward to playing in
New York because it will give
his family a chance to come see
him play. Colman is a native of
Colman said he also was look
ing forward to participating in
the Giants mini-camp this week
end. He said he felt lie had a
good chance of battling for a
starting position next season.
“They run a 4-3 defense like
we did at Nebraska, and from
what I’ve heard, the middle line
backer spot is open,” Colman
Veland went in the sixth
round to the Denver Broncos.
He said he wasdisappointed that
he didn’t go earlier in the draft,
but was content with the sixth
Veland said Bronco coach
Mike Shanahan expected Veland
to come to Denver and make a
contribution to the team.
Graham, who was drafted in
the fourth round by the Cardi
nals, said he was disappointed
the Dallas Cowboys, his favor
ite team, didn’t draft him.
But the ending of the draft on
Sunday brought disappointment
to former Huskers who were not
drafted, including Tommie
Frazier,Clinton Childs,Phil Ellis
and JcfT Makovicka.
The players who weren’t
drafted will have to try to make
the NFL through the free agency
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From Staff Reports
The Nebraska soh bal 1 team dropped
to 31-16 and 5-5 in Big 12 play after
being swept by Oklahoma in a three
game series in Norman, Okla., Satur
day and Sunday.
The Sooners, 38-17 overall and 12
4 in the Big 12, won both games of a
doubleheadcr Saturday, defeating the
Comhuskers 4-2 and 8-2.
Oklahoma won 4-1 Sunday behind
a complete game lbur-hittcr by Jill
Most. Stacie Stafford, 14-10, took the
loss for Nebraska.
Huskcr center fielder Karla Knicely
scored the only Nebraska run Sunday
and finished 2 for 4. Second baseman
Gloria Von Rentzcll also went 2 for 4.
Nebraska will play Oklahoma State in
Stillwater, Okla., today at noon before
returning home Wednesday to play
host to Creighton.
takes first place
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska men’s track team took
first place in the Pepsi Team Invita
tional on Saturday in Eugene, Ore.,
outseoring second-place Washington
Illinois finished third with 90 points.
The Cornhuskers won nine events and
earned first- and second-place honors
in five events. Jonah Kiptarus won the
1,500-meter run with an NCAA provi
sional qualifying time of 3 minutes,
41.43 seconds. Kiptarus also won the
5,000-meter run in 13:56.37.
Other Nebraska winners included:
and Topps, Hibler, Mensah and Laster
(4 x 100-meter relay).
(110-mctcr hurdles), Willie Hibler
- (400-meter hurdles), Joe Laster (long
jump), Greg Armitage (hammer throw)
. and Topps, Hibler Mensah and Laster
(4 x 100-meter relay).
The Husker women finished be
hind Oregon. Paulette Mitchell won
B the hammer throw with an NCAA au
tomatic qualifyingdislance of 175 feet,
2 inches and the shot put with a quali
fying mark o f 5 5 -1. Tressa Thompson
finished second, also recording an
NC AA quali lying throw. Angce Henry
(long jump), Nicola Martial (triple
jump) and Janet Blomstcdt (highjump)
also took first-place honors.
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