May 12, 2013Photo Gallery
The University of Minnesota fell in a Big Ten series for the first time this weekend as Nebraska had 16 hits and eight runs to win, 8-0 over the Gophers, today, at Siebert Field. With a 6-0 win on Friday and the win today, Nebraska takes the series. Minnesota won, 4-3 in the Saturday game.
Aaron Bummer threw seven shutout innings for the Cornhuskers and improved to 2-1 on the season. DJ Snelten fell for the first time this year as he went 5.2 innings, allowed three earned runs on nine hits, walked two and struck out two.
Minnesota only mustered three hits in the game to Nebraska's 16. Kurt Schlangen, Alex LaShomb and Troy Larson each had a hit, while Schlangen also walked once. After a scoreless game through three innings, the Huskers had a run in the fourth, two in the sixth and broke open the game in the seventh with four runs. To put the finishing touch on the scoring Nebraska added one more run in the ninth.
Minnesota used three pitchers in the loss. After Snelten came in, seeing action was Lance Thonvold, Ben Meyer and Kyle O'Shea. Thonvold allowed four runs, followed by Meyer with one. Following starter Bummer, Nebraska used Ryan Hander for an inning, while Jeff Chesnut closed out the game.
After three scoreless innings, Nebraska broke the tie as Kash Kalkowski hit a home run deep to left field for a 1-0 lead. Nebraska would add to its lead in the sixth inning when it plated another two. Tanner Lubach would provide a RBI grounder, while Wes Edrington doubled doubled to left center to score Kalkowski, who reached base on a single.
The Huskers broke the game open with a four-run seventh inning. Kalkowski singled to drive in Michael Pritchard, who led off the inning with a double. Lubach would provide a triple to center and bring home two runs for 6-0 lead. Edrington added the final run of the inning when he singled home Lubach and put the game at 7-0.
Nebraska added one final run in the top of the ninth when Rich Sanguinetti hit a sacrifice fly and scored Kalkowski for the eighth and final run.
Minnesota will close out the Big Ten regular season with a home series against Illinois, May 16-18, at Siebert Field. Minnesota will have two games televised on the Big Ten Network, May 16-17. Thursday's game is scheduled for 3:05 p.m., followed by a 2:05 p.m. game Friday, both shown live on BTN. Saturday's game will be at 1:05 p.m. and will also be senior day.
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