A familiar face is coming back to Nebraska to be the Huskers director of player development. Rob Childress was previously with the Huskers from 1998 to 2005 as a pitching coach and associate head coach. He was the head coach at Texas A & M for 16 seasons, but his contract was not renewed at the end of last season. Childress was 622-336-1 with the Aggies. He will reunite with current Huskers’ head coach Will Bolt, who was an assistant at A & M for five years under Childress. Bolt recently had his contract with Nebraska extended through 2026.
The Nebraska softball team has added infielder Mya Felder to its roster. Felder joins the Huskers as a transfer from Oregon, where she earned all-region recognition last season. Felder has played three seasons of college ball and will have two years of eligibility at Nebraska. She has played in 127 career games, with 118 starts. Felder has a career batting average of .326 with 19 home runs and 77 RBI’s.
Macrae Huyser had four hits and drove in two runs as Hastings Five Points Bank beat the ETC Knights 11-4 yesterday at Duncan Field. Trayton Newman had three hits and four RBI’s as the Chiefs finished 3-1 in the weekend tournament. Braden Kalvelage was the winning pitcher. He went four innings and gave up two runs and three hits. Kalvelage struck out two and walked one. Hastings is now 26-11 on the season and will begin post season play on Friday in the Area Tournament.
Hastings Johnson Imperial Homes won a pair of games yesterday at the Lincoln Tournament. JIH beat Grand Island 8-5 and Sioux Falls East 5-1. The Braves finished 5-0 in that tournament. They are now 31-6 and will play in the Area Tournament this weekend.
Hastings Runza is now 30-10 after going 3-1 in the Lincoln Tournament. Hastings beat Central 4-aces yesterday 10-9 yesterday.
In other action, Kearney Runza lost to Lincoln East 13-10 yesterday. Kearney is now 19-13. Grand Island Home Federal lost to Lincoln Northstar 2-1. Grand Island is now 21-13.
ROYALS> The Kansas City Royals had their game with Cleveland rained out yesterday. The Royals enter the All Star break with a record of 36-53. They’ll open a series with Baltimore on Friday.
NBA> In the NBA playoffs yesterday, Milwaukee beat Phoenix 120-100. The Suns still lead the series 2-1. Game four is on Wednesday in Milwaukee.
GOLF> Jim Furyk won the U.S. Seniors Open at the Omaha Country Club. Furyk closed with a 1-over 71 to become the eighth player to win both the U.S. Open and the Senior Open. Furyk finished 7-under 273 and held off Retief Goosen and Mike Weir by three strokes.
Lucas Glover won the John Deer Classic to end a ten year drought on the PGA Tour. He finished with five birdies over his last seven holes for a 7-under 64 and a two shot victory, ending 244 consecutive starts since he last won at Quail Hollow in May of 2011.
NASCAR> Kurt Busch held off his younger brother Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR race yesterday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Martin Truex Junior finished third followed by Alex Bowman and Ryan Blaney.
BASEBALL> The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Louisville catcher Henry Davis with the first pick in baseball’s amateur draft last night. Davis hit .370 with 15 home runs last season. The Texas Rangers grabbed Vanderbilt pitcher Jack Leiter with the second pick. The Detroit Tigers went after Oklahoma high school pitcher Jackson Jobe with the third pick.