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keys NU win
in men’s gym
GYM from page 10
yet, NU senior co-captain Jim Koziol,
who was hampered by an elbow
injury coming into the dual, suffered
leg cramps on the rings.
That’s when an unlikely hero
saved the day. With NU staring defeat
in the face, freshman Grant Clinton
volunteered to takeover for Koziol in
the vault and then started the team off
on the h-bar, their final event.
Although his scores by no means
lifted the team, Allen said his courage
was the deciding factor in the win.
“Jim was hurt and Grant came to
me, said, ‘What the hell, I’ll do the
“And after he hit his bar routine,
we knew we were going to cruise
home. That really made a difference.”
Hardabura did too. His final hori
zontal bar routine electrified the
crowd of 1,352 and powered the
He edged out his teammate,
junior Derek Leiter, by just .05 points
for the all-around. Leiter won the
vault with a season-high 9.8 and fin
ished second in three other events.
Meanwhile, NU junior Heather
Brink finished runner-up in the
women’s all-around to Oklahoma’s
Amber McCracken. Brink was origi
nally declared the winner at 38.925,
edging McCracken out by .025
But the judges realized shortly
after that, in the midst of a nearly
flawless floor exercise routine, that
Brink had stepped out of bounds, a
. 10 reduction, and awarded the title to
The Huskers scored season highs
as a team in the first two events, the
vault and uneven bars. Four of the six
NU vaulters scored their own season
highs, including Misty Oxford, who
won the event.
“Overall, I’m pleased with where
we’re going and the team we have,”
Women’s Coach Dan Kendig said.
“We just need to make sure we all
stay on the same page. Bottom line -
we’re hitting our routines.”
Huskers rally to beat,
Aggies, lose two others
Senior staff writer
Maybe it was the rain. Maybe it was
the rain and the Arizona sun. Maybe it
was the rain and the Arizona sun and
Scott Fries and a few Comhusker ral
Whatever the reasons, the Nebraska
baseball team got off to a winning start
in its season opener with a 9-6 come
from-behind, rain-delayed victory over
New Mexico State on Friday.
But Friday’s efforts were short
lived, following consecutive, one-run
losses on Saturday and Sunday.
Yet Friday, behind Fries’ 5 1/3
inning relief effort, in which he allowed
just one run, five hits and a walk, the
Huskers overcame an early 5-1 Aggie
onslaught. Fries also struck out five to
pick up the win in relief of starting
pitcher Shane Komine.
In the bottom of the fourth and still
trailing 5-1, third baseman Danny
Kimura led off with a single. His stay at
first base was short, however, as a Jeff
Hedman triple sent him all the way
around in for the first run of the rally.
First baseman, Ken Harvey scored
Hedman with a single and a subsequent
Erik Mumm double scored Harvey
from first to pull NU within one run.
The Aggies got one back in the top
of the seventh, but another Husker rally
in the bottom half of the seventh frame
would prove to put the game beyond
reach for NMSU.
With all the help he needed on the
offensive end, Fries proceeded to retire
the Aggies with little trouble in the late
“It was pretty big for us to come '
back,” NU Coach Dave Van Horn said.
“Usually it takes you a month to win a
game like that, but this will give our
team a lot of confidence. The bottom
line is, tonight we got the nervousness
out and got some great experience.”
But Saturday’s game would prove to
be a little too much for the Huskers as
they were held at bay, but could not cap
italize late in a 4-3 loss to Oregon State.
Leading 3-1 going into the bottom
of the eighth and buffered by the com
bined efforts of Jay Sirianni and Jarod
Bearinger on the mound, NU saw its
lead thin into the vapid Arizona sky and
then dissipate as OSU pieced together a
home run, a double and a single to tie
the game 3-3 and drive Bearinger from
the hill.The Beavers won it in the ninth.
On Sunday, the Husker misfortune
continued as NU lost another one-run
game in the ninth to San Diego State.
Behind 11-9 going into the final
frame, the Huskers scored two runs to
tie the game before being retired. In the
bottom half, Steve Hale, after 3 1/3
innings on the hill, gave up the deciding
run and took the loss for NU.
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