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Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee was selected with the 203rd overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday by the Jacksonville Jaguars. With Lee's selection, a Husker has now been selected in 56 consecutive NFL Drafts dating back to 1963.

Lee is just the second Husker to be drafted by the Jaguars, who joined the National Football League as an expansion team for the 1995 season. The only other Husker to be selected by Jacksonville was linebacker John Hesse, whom the Jaguars selected in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft.

Lee is the fourth Husker quarterback to be selected in the NFL Draft in the last 20 years joining Jammal Lord (2004), Eric Crouch (2002) and Scott Frost (1998), although Lord, Crouch and Frost all moved to a new position after starring at quarterback for NU. Lee declared for the draft following his junior season at Nebraska last fall and is the fourth Husker early-entrant to be selected in the past four NFL Drafts. He is also the first offensive early-entrant to be drafted since running back Brandon Jackson was taken in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft following his junior season at Nebraska.

A transfer who began his career at Tulane, Lee made the most of his only season as a Husker, throwing for 3,143 yards and 23 touchdowns last fall. A member of the Johnny Unitas Award Watch List, Lee ranked 24th nationally in completions per game (20.5) in 2017 and was second in the Big Ten and 26th nationally in passing yards per game (261.9). His 3,143 passing yards and 23 touchdown passes both ranked third in Nebraska history.

Lee threw for more than 200 yards in 10 of Nebraska's 12 games last season, including a trio of 300-yard passing days and one 400-yard effort. He threw for a career-high 431 yards at Purdue, the fourth-highest total in school history. His big day helped Nebraska rally from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to tie for the largest fourth-quarter comeback win in school history. On the game-winning 70-yard touchdown drive, Lee completed 7-of-8 passes for 70 yards, including the go-ahead 13-yard touchdown pass to Stanley Morgan Jr. with 14 seconds remaining.

Lee also excelled against the top competition, throwing for 964 (321.3 yards per game) and six touchdowns against only one interception in Nebraska's three games against teams who finished the year ranked in the top 10 (No. 5 Ohio State, No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 8 Penn State).

Prior to playing his lone season at Nebraska, Lee threw for 3,601 yards and 23 touchdowns over 19 games at Tulane in 2014 and 2015. In his three total seasons as a starting quarterback at the collegiate level, Lee finished with 756 completions for 6,744 yards and 46 touchdowns.




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Beatrice - The North Platte Community College Knights softball team ended their season Saturday, losing the third and deciding game of the Region IX Division II first round series against the Southeast Community College Lady Storm 8-5.

 

The Lady Storm got things going quickly in the first inning, scoring two runs on a two-run home run by Jessica Lusk to put the Lady Storm ahead 2-0.

 

In the bottom of the first Alyiah Franco reached base.  After advancing to third base on a ground out by Hallei Morales, Franco scored on a passed ball by to cut the Lady Storm lead to 2-1.

 

The Knights tied the game up at two in the second inning on a solo home run by Ana Talaroc-Kaniho.

 

The Lady Storm regained the lead by scoring three runs in the third  and three more runs in the fourth to make the score 8-2.

 

The score remained the same until the bottom of the seventh, when the Knights rallied to score runs by Alejandra Aguilar Vivar,  Talaroc-Kaniho, and Emily Marsden to make the score 8-5.

 

Marsden pitched three and one third innings and Kamree Christensen pitched three and two thirds innings.  Christensen struck out two Lady Storm hitters.

 

Lusk pitched the complete game to pick up the win for the Lady Storm, who are now 15-35 on the season.

 

The Lady Storm advance to the Region IX Division II championship series against Central Community College in Columbus, starting on May 5 in a best two out of three series.

 

The Knights finish their season at 5-34.





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Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (19-22) clinched a series victory by taking the second game against Nevada, 9-6, at Hawks Field on Friday night. The Huskers won the first game of the series on Thursday over the Wolf Pack by a 9-5 margin.

Junior Matt Waldron recorded seven strikeouts and no walks in 6.0 innings of work in his ninth start of the season. He allowed three runs on seven hits in earning his fifth win of 2018. Senior Matt Warren came in for 1.2 innings of relief before senior Jake Hohensee closed out the win with his team-high ninth save of the season.

Nebraska saw multi-hit performances from Jesse Wilkening (2-for-4), Brison Cronenbold (2-for-3) and Alex Henwood (2-for-3). The Huskers struck early with two runs in each of the first two innings. Mojo Hagge hit a leadoff double in the opening frame and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Wilkening laced an RBI double to bring in Hagge. Luke Roskam singled to advance Wilkening to third before Cronenbold’s RBI single drove him in.

Nevada tied the game at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the second, but NU responded to take a 4-2 lead after the bottom of the second. Henwood reached on an error before Scott Schreiber smashed his team-high 15th home run of the season. The two-run shot puts Schreiber in a tie for sixth with Darin Erstad on NU’s career home runs list with 41.

In the fifth inning, Nevada scored one run in the top half of the frame before Nebraska scored three runs to extend its lead to 7-3. Cronenbold roped a leadoff double and advanced to third on a flyout in the following at-bat. Cronenbold scored when Ben Klenke reached on a fielder’s choice. Jaxon Hallmark walked before Henwood’s RBI single drove in Klenke. Hallmark scored on a wild pitch.

Hallmark blistered a two-out triple in the seventh and then scored on a wild pitch. Nevada answered with three runs in the top of the eighth to cut the lead to 8-6 before NU added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.

Schreiber drew a leadoff walk before stealing second. After Wilkening was hit-by-pitch, a groundout advanced the runners to second and third. Cronenbold intentionally walked to load the bases. Mike Addante was walked to bring in one run before back-to-back outs ended the inning.

The Huskers and Wolf Pack conclude their three-game series on Saturday, starting at 12:05 p.m. (CT).





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Beatrice – The North Platte Community College Knights softball team split the first two games of the Region IX Division II opening series against the Southeast Community College Lady Storm Friday, winning the first game 6-0 and losing the second game 11-1

 

The Knights opened the scoring in game one with a run by Alyiah Franco, batted in by Ana Talaroc-Kaniho to give the Knights a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

 

The score remained the same until the top of the fourth when the Knights broke the game open with five runs.  Alejandra Aguilar Vivar, Ashlynn Krueger, Alexandra Baldner, Mikayla Gibson, and Franco provided the runs.

 

Emily Marsden pitched the seven inning complete game, allowing no runs with one strikeout.

 

In game two, the Lady Storm got on the board first in the bottom of the first on a two run home run by Jessica Lusk, also scoring Alyx Gragg.

 

The Knights got one run back, and their only run by Marsden, who scored on a ground out by Krueger.

 

The Lady Storm scored one run in the second, three runs in the third, and exploded for five runs in the fourth.

 

The Knights used three pitchers, Krueger, Kamree Christeen, and Marsdent in four innings.

 

Kim Whiting pitched the five-inning complete game to get the win.  Whiting struck out two Knight hitters.

 

The two teams will play the third and deciding game tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, to see who advanced to the Region IX Division II championship series against Central Community College  in Columbus.

 

Game time Saturday, April 28th, is at 11 am in Beatrice.

 





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Lincoln, Neb. --- The Nebraska softball team (30-18, 8-9 Big Ten) dropped game one of a three-game series to Wisconsin (23-19, 7-8 Big Ten) on Friday night by a score of 6-1.

Nebraska's lone run came from Taylor Otte, who scored off Austen Urness' double. Urness made her season debut against Wisconsin. She missed the first part of the season after suffering a knee injury last fall. Otte also had one hit - a double - for Nebraska, while Gina Metzler recorded the Huskers' third and final hit of the night. 

Kaylan Jablonski dropped to 21-12 on the year. She pitched a complete seven-inning game. She gave up six runs on 11 hits. She also tied her career best with nine strikeouts. 

Wisconsin's Haley Hestekin improved to 13-6, pitching 7.0 innings. She gave up one run on three hits and had four strikeouts. 

Wisconsin took a 1-0 lead in the first. A leadoff single put a runner on base. She stole second and advanced to third on a Husker error. A double brought the runner home. With no outs and runners on the corners, things didn't look for Nebraska, but the Husker defense stepped it up. Nebraska got a pop up out that didn't advance the runners. Then, on a called double steal, Laura Barrow cut off the throw and threw back to Bri Cassidy, who tagged the runner at the plate. The Huskers got out of the jam with a groundout. 

Nebraska tied it up in the bottom of the second. Otte hit a two-out double and Urness followed suit, doubling to score Otte and tie the game 1-1. 

The Badgers took a 4-1 lead in the third with a three-run homer. In the bottom of the inning, Metzler hit a leadoff single and Simmons drew a walk. Barrow moved them both over with a sacrifice bunt to put two runners in scoring position. Jablonski drew a two-out walk to load the bases, but a pop up ended the inning. 

In the seventh, UW hit a two-run homer to extend its lead to 6-1. 

The Huskers and the Badgers will play game two of the series tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m. The game will be available on BTNPlus/FloSoftball (subscription required), as well as Huskers.com (radio). 





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Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (18-22) trailed Nevada 3-0 after the top of the fourth, but scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and six runs in the seventh en route to a 9-5 win at Hawks Field on Thursday night.

Scott Schreiber and Jesse Wilkening, Nebraska’s first two hitters in the lineup, combined to go 5-for-10 to lead the Husker offense. Freshman Jaxon Hallmark also notched a multi-hit performance, going 2-for-4.

Junior Mike Waldron earned the win in 5.0 innings of relief, recording three strikeouts and allowed two runs. Reece Eddins went 2.0 innings in his first career start and allowed two runs. Paul Tillotson saw 1.1 innings out of the bullpen before Jake Hohensee notched his team-high eighth save of the season.

Nevada (21-17) scored two runs in the top of the first and one run in the top of the third. In the fourth inning, Wilkening doubled in the leadoff spot before Gunner Hellstrom singled. Luke Roskam grounded into a double play, but one run scored. Zac Repinski reached on an error before Hallmark hit an infield single. Carter Cross singled through the right side to drive in one run. Hallmark then scored on a wild pitch.

Nevada scored one run in the seventh inning when Joshua Zamora hit a home run to left field. The solo shot gave the Wolf Pack a 4-3 advantage before NU’s six-run barrage in the seventh.

Mojo Hagge drew a leadoff walk before Schreiber singled. Wilkening also singled, which brought in Hagge and tied the game. After a strikeout, Roskam walked to load the bases. Repinski walked to bring in one run. Hallmark hit an infield single to bring in another run. Altavilla walked to score an additional run. Hagge doubled down the left field line to score two runs, but Altavilla was thrown out at the plate.

The Huskers and Wolf Pack continue their three-game series on Friday at Hawks Field, starting at 6:35 p.m. (CT).





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Nevada (21-16) at Nebraska (17-22)

April 26-28, 2018
Hawks Field at Haymarket Park • Lincoln, Neb.

Thursday, April 26 • 6:30 p.m. (CT)
TV: NET/BTN2Go • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Reece Eddins (0-0) vs. Dalton Gomez (2-2)

Friday, April 27 • 6:35 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Matt Waldron (4-2) vs. TBA

Saturday, April 28 • 12:05 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Luis Alvarado (2-5) vs. TBA

The Nebraska baseball team hosts Nevada as part of Tropical Weekend at Hawks Field.

The series begins on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on NET and will be streamed on BTN2Go. The first 1,000 fans into the game will receive a free flower lei. The first 500 students with a valid N Card will receive Nebraska flip flops and enter a raffle for an Apple Watch located at the third base berm.

Friday’s game is set for 6:35 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive a Shane Komine bobblehead, as the former Husker great will throw out the first pitch. Pregame entertainment also includes the Nebraska Steel drum band on the right field concourse.

Saturday’s game begins at 12:05 p.m. Komine will sign autographs on the left field concourse from 11 a.m. to noon. The first 500 fans into the game will receive fans that attach to cell phones.

How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe, Nick Handley and Ben McLaughlin call the action throughout the season on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

All three games will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.

Thursday’s game will be televised on the NET with Kevin Kugler and Jeff Leise calling the action. Streaming is also available on BTN2Go.

The final two games of the series will be streamed live online on BTN Plus. Subscriptions for BTN Plus are available on a monthly or annual basis. A school pass subscription is $79.95 for one year and $9.95 for one month. A conference pass subscription is $119.95 for one year and $14.95 for one month.

Last Time Out
The Huskers fell to intrastate rival Creighton at Hawks Field on Tuesday by a 12-9 margin.

Next Up
The Huskers resume Big Ten competition next weekend at Hawks Field, as Maryland visits Lincoln for a three-game series. The games are set for Friday, May 4 at 6:35 p.m. (CT), Saturday, May 5 at 2:05 p.m., and Sunday, May 6 at 1:05 p.m.

Quick Notes

  • Scott Schreiber is one of 10 baseball finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond. Finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced on March 21. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through May 28. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2018 College World Series in June.
  • Schreiber and Jesse Wilkening each rank in the top five in RBIs in the Big Ten. Wilkening ranks tied for third with 43 RBIs, four shy of the league lead. Schreiber ranks fifth in the conference with 38 RBIs. No other team in the Big Ten has multiple players in the top five in runs batted in.

Scouting the Nevada Wolf Pack

  • The series between Nebraska and Nevada is tied 2-2, dating back to the first meeting in 1986. All four meetings were played at a neutral site. The two teams last met in 1994.
  • Nevada is 21-16 this season with a 14-6 record in the Mountain West. The Wolf Pack enter the weekend on a three-game losing streak after falling to Saint Mary’s on Tuesday. Last weekend, Nevada dropped a Sunday doubleheader at Air Force.
  • Head Coach T.J. Bruce is 77-76 in his third season at Nevada. He is assisted by Steve Bennett and Jake Silverman.
  • Players to Watch
    » #5 Grant Fennell (Senior UTL): Leads the team in batting average (.381), runs scored (31), hits (53) and RBIs (33)
    » #8 Joshua Zamora (Freshman INF): Batting .342 with eight doubles and a team-high five home runs
    » #15 Mike Echavia (Senior OF): Batting .343 with two home runs, 32 RBIs and leads the team in doubles (12) and triples (3)





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Lincoln, Neb. – The Nebraska baseball team (17-22) trailed Creighton 10-1 after the top of the fifth and battled back before ultimately falling to the Bluejays by a 12-9 margin at Hawks Field on Tuesday night.

Scott Schreiber and Jesse Wilkening, Nebraska’s first two hitters in the lineup, each had a home run and combined to go 5-for-8 to lead the Husker offense. Schreiber drove in four runs as part of a 3-for-5 performance. Wilkening went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

The Bluejays scored two runs in the top of the first to build an early advantage. The Huskers answered with one run in the bottom of the second to cut the score to 2-1. NU loaded the bases with one out as Gunner Hellstrom and Luis Alvarado each walked and Jaxon Hallmark singled. Zac Repinski’s groundout scored one run before an inning-ending strikeout.

The Bluejays scored one run in the third and one run in the fourth before putting up six runs in the top of the fifth. Repinski singled in the leadoff spot, but was thrown out at second on the play. Mojo Hagge and Schreiber hit back-to-back singles before Wilkening blasted his sixth home run of the season to drive them in.

Creighton responded with one run in the sixth inning, but NU scored three runs in the seventh to trim the lead to 11-7. Repinski and Hagge each reached base before Schreiber’s RBI single brought them both in.

Nebraska scored two more runs in the eighth to cut the Bluejay lead to 11-9. Schreiber smashed his team-high 14th home run of the season, a two-run shot, during the eighth frame. Creighton added one insurance run in the top of the ninth inning.

The Huskers return to action on Thursday at Hawks Field when they host the first of a three-game series against Nevada. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. (CT) on NET and will be streamed live on BTN2Go.





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Scott Schreiber is one of 10 baseball finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond. The award focuses on the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.

Schreiber, a Menasha, Wis., native, elected to return for his senior season after being drafted in the 26th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. The acronym for the Senior CLASS Award is Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.

Schreiber, a two-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, leads the Husker offense in most statistical categories this season, including batting average (.385), hits (60), doubles (11), runs scored (42) and home runs (13). He is ranked in the top five of the Big Ten in each of those categories.

For his work in the classroom, Schreiber is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and five-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member.

Finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced on March 21. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through May 28. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2018 College World Series in June.

2018 Senior CLASS Award Finalists
Stephen Born, U.S. Naval Academy
Jordan Powell, Rhode Island
Nick Horvath, Florida
Scott Schreiber, Nebraska
Kyle Kasser, Oregon
Troy Squires, Kentucky
Seth Kinker, Ohio State
John Valente, St. John’s
Mark Osis, George Washington
Brooks Wilson, Stetson

 




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Creighton (23-11) at Nebraska (17-21)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Hawks Field at Haymarket Park • Lincoln, Neb.
6:30 p.m. (CT)
TV: Big Ten Network
Radio: Husker Sports Network
Nate Fisher (1-4) vs. Preston Church (4-2)

The Nebraska baseball team begins a seven-game homestand on Tuesday night when the Huskers host intrastate rival Creighton, starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT). The first 300 fans will receive a voucher for a $1 hot dog at the concession stand.

How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe, Nick Handley and Ben McLaughlin call the action throughout the season on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

Tuesday night’s game will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.

The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network with Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes calling the action. Streaming is also available on BTN2Go.

Last Time Out
The Huskers went 1-2 against Rutgers over the weekend in Piscataway, N.J. After dropping the opener by a 4-2 margin, NU won Saturday’s game, 12-4. In Sunday’s series finale, Rutgers won, 8-4.

Next Up
The Huskers host Nevada for three games, beginning on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. (CT). Friday’s game is also slated for 6:35 p.m., before Saturday’s finale at 12:05 p.m. It’s Tropical Weekend, as several giveaways are planned, including Friday night’s Shane Komine bobblehead giveaway to the first 1,000 fans.

Scouting the Creighton Bluejays

  • Nebraska leads the all-time series against Creighton, 85-51-2, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1902.
    » Creighton won the matchup earlier this season on March 27 at TD Ameritrade Park, 3-1.
    » The two teams conclude their season series on May 8 at TD Ameritrade Park, starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT) on CBS Sports Network.
  • Creighton is 23-11 this season with a 3-5 record in BIG EAST play. The Bluejays have won three of their last four games, including a series victory over Xavier last weekend after defeating Omaha last Tuesday, 9-2.
  • Head Coach Ed Servais is 248-190-1 in his eighth season at Creighton. He is 491-392-1 in his 16th year overall. Servais is assisted by Connor Gandossy, Eric Wordekemper and Chris Cleary.
  • Players to Watch
    » #23 Clark Brinkman (Junior OF): Leads the team in batting average (.352), hits (51), runs scored (43) and stolen bases (20)
    » #24 Will Robertson (Sophomore OF): Batting .341 with 46 hits, 12 doubles and a team-high nine home runs and 43 RBIs
    » #14 Michael Emodi (Junior C): Batting .298 with 39 hits, 12 doubles and seven home runs





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