The Nebraska baseball team returns to Big Ten action this weekend with three home games against Northwestern. The Huskers have won five straight and 10 of their last 11 to improve to 25-14 on the season, 7-2 in the conference. The Wildcats are 8-24, 2-9 in the conference. First pitch tonight will be at 7:05pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on 1230AM KHAS.
The Nebraska softball team will play host to Ohio State this weekend. The Huskers are 30-13, 8-4 in the conference. The Buckeyes are 20-20, 6-6 in the conference.
Former Nebraska defensive back Harvey Jackson will transfer to BYU. Jackson will have one year of eligibility after completing his bachelor’s degree at Nebraska this spring. Jackson started three games and played in ten games in 2013. He recorded 33 tackles for the Huskers. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini announced in March that Jackson would not return to the program.
The Mountain West Conference has announced that Nebraska’s September 13th football game at Fresno State will kick off at 9:30pm and will be televised by CBS Sports Network. This will be the second meeting between the two schools with the Huskers winning 42-29 in Lincoln in 2011. This is the third night game on Nebraska’s 2014 schedule. Earlier this week, it was announced that the September 20th game against Miami in Lincoln and the October 4th game at Michigan State would both kickoff at 7:00pm and be televised by ABC, ESPN or ESPN 2.
Lexington beat the Hastings High boys soccer team 2-1 yesterday. The Tigers are now 9-3. The Hastings High girls beat the Minutemaids 5-0. The Tigers are now 7-5. Both teams will play at Columbus on Tuesday. Elsewhere in boys play, Grand Island got by Kearney 3-2, Lincoln Pius rolled past Grand Island Central Catholic 10-1 and Grand Island Northwest beat Seward 7-1. In girls play, Kearney blew out Grand Island 9-1.
Kaitlyn Pawloski of Hastings High has signed to play soccer next year at Nebraska-Kearney. Pawloski has helped the Tigers qualify for the Class B State Tournament for the past three seasons.
Hastings St. Cecilia finished fourth at the York Invite yesterday. Beatrice won the event with a score of 327. York was second with a 339. Lincoln Pius was third with a 340. St. Cecilia had a 341. Leighton Thomas of York was the medalist with a 72. Thomas Skoch of St. Cecilia was sixth with an 80.
Hastings High finished in a tie for 7th in their own Invitational yesterday at the Lochland Country Club. Kearney was the winner with a score of 312. Norfolk was second with a 315. Grand Island was third with a 327. The Tigers had a 349. Austin Murray of Kearney was the medalist with a 75. Jake Parker of Hastings was 26th with an 85.
Pittsburg State beat the Nebraska-Kearney baseball team 6-5 in 10 innings yesterday. The Lopers are now 24-16, 18-15 in the MIAA. The same two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 3:00m this afternoon.
The Hastings College baseball team will play at Nebraska Wesleyan today. First pitch will be at 2:00pm. The Hastings College softball team will play at York College.
James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings as the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win last night. Shields gave up one run and four hits. He got back to his winning ways after seeing his nine-game road victory streak snapped in his last start at Minnesota when sloppy defense led to six unearned runs in a 7-1 loss. The Royals will play host to the Twins tonight, beginning at 7:10pm. Pre-game show begins at 6:30pm on "The Breeze," KLIQ 94.5FM.