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NlPs streak continues at KU
From staff reports
With its first three-game road
sweep since 1993, the Nebraska base
ball team solidified its hold on third
place in the Big 12 Conference on
NU’s 13-8 win over Kansas on
Sunday in Lawrence, Kan., also
marked the Comhuskers’ seventh con
secutive victory. Nebraska improved
to 16-6 overall and 5-1 in the Big 12.
The Huskers have now won 12 of
their last 13 games, including a 50-3
win over Chicago State on Tuesday, in
which Nebraska set a new Division-I
record for runs scored in a game.
Off to its best conference start
since 1988, Nebraska now ranks just
behind ninth-ranked Texas (21-7 and
9-1) and 1 S^ranked Texas Tech (22-5
and 8-1) in the league.
With last weekend’s losses, Kansas
fell to 7-15 and 3-9.
Senior left-hander Jay Sirianni
earned his third win of the season
Sunday, striking out nine in seven
innings. The Huskers were led offen
sively by the top four hitters in the
order, who knocked in 11 runs on 11
hits in 17 at bats.
“We did a great job of keeping our
intensity throughout the series,” NU
Coach Dave Van Horn said. “All the
way around, things were positive for us
this weekend. The kids think winning
is fun, and that attitude has gotten con
The Huskers downed the
iJayhawks 13-4 and 18-6 in the open
ing games of the series. The sweep fol
lowed a three-game sweep of Chicago
State last week at Buck Beltzer Field.
Nebraska defeated Chicago State
15-3 in the first game of a double
header Tuesday before exploding for
50 runs in the second game. The
Huskers finished the series with an 11 -
7 win Wednesday.
In the record-breaking game
Tuesday, NU scored nine runs in the
first, 10 in the second, four in the third,
nine in the fourth, 13 in the fifth and
five in the sixth. The game was called
because of the 12-run rule in the sev
The Huskers blasted nine home
runs, including two by junior Ken
Harvey, who also scored a school
record seven runs. Junior Jim Bailey
also scored seven runs in the game,
which along with Harvey, broke the
previous record of six, set most recent
The kids think
winning is fun, and
that attitude has
Dave Van Horn
NU baseball coach
ly by Darin Erstad in 1995.
Senior Craig Moore also had a
record-breaking day as he became just
the third player in school history to
drive in 10 runs.
“We never expected something
like that to happen,” Van Horn said.
“To be part of the team that scored 50
runs is kind of a shock. Sometime
when we sit back and look at this over
the summer we will realize what we
The Huskers return to action
Tuesday when they play host to
California Polytechnic in a 2 p.m.
matchup at Buck Beltzer Field. The
conference-leading Longhorns then
come to Lincoln for a three-game
series beginning Friday.
Husker wrestlers notch
15th place at NCAAs
WRESTLERS from page 9
Senior Scott Munson (197)
finished his career at 25-12 with
two losses Thursday in the double
elimination tournament. Fifth
seed Junior Paul Gomez at 125
pounds finished the season at 23
4 and 2-2 in the championships.
Gomez fell in the third round
wrestleback match Friday. .
Heavyweight J. R.Plienis fin
ished his sophomore season at 25
13 and made it to the fourth round
of the consolation bracket before
losing with a 2-2 record in the
For the team tournament, Iowa
again was the national champion.
The Hawkeyes barely edged out
Minnesota 10054 -9854. Ironically,
it was Quisel who upset No. 1
seeded Chad Kraft of the Gophers
to provide Iowa with the win. Had
Kraft won, so would have
Oklahoma State was third
with 84 points and Iowa State and
Penn State tied for fourth with
7814 points. NU had 37 points.
The Huskers had come into
the meet with a No. 4 ranking and
a 17-6 record. But a strong dual
ranking doesn’t necessarily trans
late into a strong NCAA
Tournament team. Neumann
sensed that, also saying that with
the youth of his team, he knew it
would be an uphill climb.
“A young, hungry dual team is
completely different than a
national team,” Neumann said. “It
l takes two years to put together a
tournament team. What we did
this year was put together a very
good dual team to build on for
NU men’s gym
in New Mexico
From staff reports
The eighth-ranked Nebraska men’s
gymnastics team improved to 9-2
Sunday after compiling the highest reg
ular-season road score in school history.
Sophomore Jason Hardabura led
the Huskers to a score of 230.15 and
victory over No. 14 New Mexico in
Albuquerque, N.M. The Lobos scored
223.575 and fell to 6-9.
Hardabura combined with team
mates Derek Leiter and Martin
Fournier to claim the top three all
around ranks for NU.
Hardabura won his sixth all-around
title of the season after scoring a
58.075. The fourth score of 58 or better
this season, Hardabura also took first in
the floor exercise (9.625).
Derek Leiter claimed the pommel
horse (9.80), vault (9.90) and parallel
bars (9.85) titles.
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Huskers upset with
close victory at meet
By John Gaskins
Judging by the way they looked
and talked after their meet with No.
20 Iowa State on Saturday night, one
would never have guessed that the
Nebraska women’s gymnasts had
pulled out a dramatic come-from
behind victory and kept both their
current and home winning streaks
But the No. 7 Huskers, following
a 196.25-195.8 victory over No. 5
Penn State on March 14 in their
fourth-best performance in school
history, were not at all pleased with a
195.2-194.85 win over their Big.12
rivals in front of 936 fans in their
final regular season home meet on
“I’m a little disappointed,” Head
Coach Dan Kendig said as a sarcastic
smile came across his face. “That
(performance) was not what we were
after. We are a much better team than
we showed tonight.”
NU was able to rally in the dual’s
final event, the floor exercise, and
score its second-best season perfor
mance in the event (49.275) to
avenge a .375-point deficit and cap
ture its eighth-straight meet victory
and 26th-straight victory at the Bob
Devaney Sports Center. Kendig is
25-0 at home in his six-year tenure.
Junior All-American Heather
Brink returned to the winner’s circle
for the first time since the season’s
first meet - Jan. 15 at Iowa State -
with a 39.3 in the all-around.
To boot, the Huskers started the
meet off with their best vault score of
the season (49.075). Senior
Courtney Brown took first place
with a career high 9.925 to earn her
fourth-straight vault title.
But despite that, the word of the
night used several times by coaches
and players to describe the team’s
performance was “flat.” It was most
evident in the balance beam, which
was their best event of the year com
ing into the night. They were ranked
Three consecutive Husker gym
nasts - including Laurie
McLaughlin, who had won three
straight beam titles - fell off the
“That really put a sour taste in
our mouth,” Kendig said. “We are a
much better team than that on beam.”
Fortunately, Brown and junior
Nicole Wilkinson were able to rescue
NU from disaster. Wilkinson stepped
up after McLaughlin and landed a
career-high 9.9, which tied the
Cyclones’ Kelli More for the event
title. Brown followed with a solid
9.8, good for fourth place.
“We (the seniors) weren’t going
to lose on our senior night,” Brown
said. “We had to come from behind,
but we’re not quitters.”
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