Baseball live bloggin
Nebraska the visitors. Need to jump off to a good start. The park played small yesterday, probably won’t happen today.
Top 1st: Nebraska at bat
Anteaters (UC Irvine) are throwing a left hander. Nebraska doesn’t handle left handers well at the plate.
2 2 out singles and Nebraska has a rally going
Nebraska can’t do anything and they’re down.
G.I. Johnny Dorn is on the bump for Nebraska. Coach Anderson gambled and didn’t throw Johnny in the regional opener and threw Dan Jennings. Jennings didn’t go very far and we had to use a bit of the bullpen in the game. We won, but we need Johnny to go a ways in this game for us to have a chance.
Bottom 1st: UC Irvine at bat
Anteaters of University of California Irvine are the opponent.
Tyler Farst skys for a high chopper, great play.
Another defensive gem by Nebraska and we’re through 1 inning
Cottonwood trees are shedding big time in Lincoln.
UC Irvine coach calls him “John Dorn”
This pitcher takes his sweet little time.
Nebraska caught stealing and is done in the 2nd (aaaaaaaaand it was a bad call)
I’m glad Kevin Kugler is back on Nebraska broadcasts on NET. He was banned when Steve Pederson was AD because his radio show in Omaha he wasn’t too kind to the previous regime.
Great double play by NU. D is sparkling so far.
Johnny looks good so far on the mound
Irvine scores 1 and threatening for more
Johnny stops the bleeding, but 3 straight hits give Irvine the 1-0 lead
University of California Irvine. Almost 22k undergrads. Located in Orange County, CA in Irvine, California. A very new university, established in 1965.
Nebraska gets the job done on the sacrifice, moves the lead off double over to 3rd. We need to capitalize here and keep even with UCI
Jake Opitz! HR Nebraska on top 2-1 Jake’s 3rd HR of the regional, he turned on that one.
The HR landed 4 people away from my sister in right field.
Nebraska done in the 3rd
Johnny hasn’t had many leads in his starts, now he needs to keep this one. He’s 6-1 on the year but he’s had about 5 more quality starts this year but the O hasn’t helped him out.
We’re knotted up at 2. Irvine is dinking and dunking us to death.
Nebraska is out of the 3rd after a horrible strike call by the home plate up. Right across the letters. Thats good in little league but not in college baseball.
Nebraska runs a football play to start the game? It will be nothing a football school. For all time.
Our 1st 1-2-3 inning
UC Irvine does not have a football team. Hmm. Interesting.
Abeita throws a guy out at 2nd. At the end of the regular season, Nebraska was having some problems with guys stealing on him, but he shored that up.
Anteaters are out of the 4th.
Nebraska runs them selves out of an inning. Frustrating.
Nebraska is gonna have to come up with a run soon cause they won’t be able to hold off the anteaters much longer.
HR for Irvine. They’re up 3-2. That’s a problem.
I love ya Adrian, but...damn you suck.
Long loud out to end the 5th. Eaters have figured out Johnny, Nebraska needs some runs and soon.
This umpires zone is all wanky
All this fuss over a non-appeal call...strange
1-2-3, Houston...we have a problem.
Nice 1-4-3 right there
Anteaters continuing to dink and dunk us. Two hits haven’t left the infield. We need to close this down with no runs or we’re in big trouble.
Whew. Outta the jam. Johnny might go one more inning. We need to show some life.
Where did the patience go? Don’t press. This guy is almost at 100 pitches
1-2-3. No hits since the homerun. With a great bullpen, I don’t like our chances at this point.
This umps zone is ALL over the place
Great play by Johnny
Heck of a job to get out of a jam. Come on Offense!
We’re swinging at to many balls out of the zone. Its killing us.
1-2-3....Nebraska down to its final 3 outs.
UC Irvine has had a runner every inning I think.
Irvine done. Here we go. We need one to tie
We’ll have to go up against one of the best closers in the nation if we’re going to do this comeback thing. He’s a right hander, so that’s a plus.
Mort, Opitz, and Abeita up...that’s who ya want.
2 down. Things are not looking good.
Thats it. Nebraska goes to the losers bracket.
In the end, we got what we needed from Johnny but when you don’t get a hit since the 3rd and only 1 walk since then...you’re not going to win many games.