A 6-foot-9, 247 pound center from Georgetown is transferring to Nebraska. Moses Ayegba averaged 13.1 minutes, 1.9 points, 2.8 rebounds with 23 blocked shots for the Hoyas last season. Ayegba is a fifth year senior and would be eligible to play immediately after he earns his undergraduate degree in May. Indiana, Boston College, Miami and Long Beach State also showed interest in Ayegba as a transfer.
Two former Huskers who announced plans to transfer have found new schools. Guard Nate Hawkins has signed with Texas-Arlington and center Sergej Vucetic has signed with Evansville. Both players must sit out next season.
The Nebraska/Creighton softball game scheduled for last night in Omaha was cancelled because of inclement weather and will not be made up. The Huskers are 33-13 on the season and will play a three game series at Michigan State this weekend.
Jennifer Maag of Hastings College has been named the NAIA National Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. Maag reclaimed the top mark in the NAIA in the shot put with a toss of 49 feet, 2 ¼ inches at the Kansas Relays last week. The two time indoor national champion took seventh overall in the event and was the top non-NCAA Division I participant. In the hammer throw, Maag finished 11th with a lifetime best 169-feet, 8 inches, which ranks seventh in the NAIA.
The Hastings College baseball team will face conference leader Doane this afternoon at the Smith Complex. The Broncos are 12-22 on the season, 6-10 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They have not scored a run in 17 innings. The Tigers are 38-7, 16-0 in the conference. They’ve won 22 games in a row. First pitch will be at 4:30pm. 1230AM KHAS will broadcast beginning with the pre-game show at 4:15pm.
The Hastings College softball team plays host to Nebraska Wesleyan today at the Smith Complex. The Broncos are currently in third place in the conference with a 9-5 mark. They are 20-17 overall. First pitch will be at 5:00pm.
The Hastings College golf team finished in a tie for sixth yesterday at the GPAC Women’s Golf Qualifier #3 at the Fremont Country Club. The Broncos finished with a team score of 383. Dakota Wesleyan won the event with a 344. The top individual round of the day was Amy Ahlers from Concordia who shot an 80. Alexa Ruwe of Hastings was ninth with an 87. After 54 holes, Hastings is seventh in the team standings with a score of 1133. Dakota Wesleyan is the leader with a 991. Lauren Fitts of Dakota Wesleyan has the overall lead with a 241. Ruwe is tied for 16th with a 270. The fourth and final qualifier will be held on May 5th at Fox Run in Yankton, South Dakota.
The Nebraska-Kearney baseball team wraps up their regular season this weekend with a four game series against Missouri Southern State. Game one is set for tonight at 6:00pm at Memorial Field.
Jason Kipnis doubled home in Nick Swisher in the seventh inning to put Cleveland ahead 4-3 in a 5-3 victory over Kansas City. Michael Bourn had three hits and two RBIs to help the Indians overcome back-to-back homers by Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas. The same two teams play at 11:05am this morning. Pre-game show begins at 10:30am on “The Breeze,” KLIQ 94.5FM.