Local Sports 4-24-2019

The Nebraska baseball team fell to Creighton 2-1 in the rubber match of their season series last night at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.  Jack Strunc hit a solo homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Jays the lead.  Nebraska had two runners on base in the ninth inning, but could not score.  Mike Waldron was the losing pitcher.  Aaron Palensky had two hits for the Huskers.  Nebraska is now 22-14 on the season and will play Illinois in a three game series this weekend.


The Nebraska softball team used a pair of three run homers to cruise by South Dakota 9-2 yesterday at Bowlin Stadium. Alyvia Simmons and Lindsey Walljasper each hit three run bombs in the second inning, as part of an eight hit effort for the Huskers.  Nebraska is now 16-27 on the season.  They’ll play a doubleheader at Iowa today.  First pitch will be at 4:00pm.


The Hastings College baseball team scored nine runs in the final two innings to beat York College 15-8 last night in York.  Chad Uhing was the winning pitcher.  He threw 6 2/3 innings of relief and gave up no runs and seven hits.  Uhing struck out three and walked one.  Cole Staab had five hits and three rbi’s for the Broncos.  Cam Brichacek had four hits.  Hastings is now 9-28 on the season and will face Briar Cliff in a four game series this weekend.


The Hastings College softball team will play at Doane Today.  The Broncos are 13-21 on the season, 5-11 in the conference.  The Tigers are 15-23, 7-11 in the league.  First pitch will be at 3:00pm.


Hastings College is in 10th place after 54 holes of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championships.   The Broncos have a team score of 957.  Morningside has the lead with an 874, one stroke better than Northwestern.  Midland is third with an 886.  Caleb Badura of Northwestern has the individual lead with a 207.  Skyler Good of Hastings is tied for 30th with a 237.  The final 18 holes will be played today at the Dakota Dunes Country Club in South Dakota.


The Hastings College men’s basketball team has signed another in-state player.  Evan Kingston of Platteview will be joining the Bronco family.  Kingston averaged 17.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Tigers last season.


The Hastings High baseball team committed six errors and lost to Grand Island 10-4 last night at Duncan Field.  Jacob Shaw was the losing pitcher.  Connor Creech, Mike Boeve and JT Cafferty had two hits apiece for the Tigers.  Hastings is now 12-6 on the season.  Hastings will travel to Branched Oak on Friday before hosting Auburn on Saturday.


In another game, Kearney beat Bellevue East 2-1.  The Bearcats are now 13-7.


In boys high school soccer, Crete beat Northwest 6-1 and Kearney Catholic downed Grand Island Central Catholic 3-1.  In girl’s play, Kearney shut out Lincoln High 8-0.


Following a national search, interim athletic director Mark Bauer has been selected as the University of Nebraska-Kearney’s  Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.  Bauer has served as interim athletic director since April 2018.


The Tri City Storm beat Des Moines 5-1 last night to win the Western Conference semi-final series three games to none.  The Storm will play either Sioux Falls or Waterloo in the Western Conference finals.  Sioux Falls leads Waterloo 2-1 in that best of five series following last nights 6-2 win by Sioux Falls.  Game four is coming up tonight.

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