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Storm Chasers leave 12 on base in Monday's loss to New Orleans

Squandered early opportunities came back to cost Omaha in 4-3 loss to New Orleans on Monday. The Storm Chasers (6-5) left 12 runners on base in dropping the final game of their PCL series, including nine in the first five innings. The Baby Cakes (5-6) scored a run in the first inning and led the…

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Nebraska high school baseball rankings, April 15

Top 10, Record, Previous Rank 1. Millard West, 14-0, 1 2. Omaha Burke, 9-2, 3 3. Omaha Creighton Prep, 10-4, 4 4. Elkhorn South, 8-3, 5 5. Lincoln Southwest, 10-3, 2 6. Millard South, 9-5, 9 7. Lincoln East, 9-5, NR 8. Omaha Westside, 9-5, 10 9. Waverly, 10-3, NR 10. Papillion-La Vista, 7-7, NR…

Bubba Starling, Nick Lopez lead 17-hit attack as Storm Chasers defeat Ne...

Bubba Starling and Nicky Lopez paced a 17-hit attack with three singles each as the Storm Chasers outslugged New Orleans 11-10 Sunday in the third game of their PCL series at Werner Park. Humberto Arteaga drove in three runs, including two during a five-run second inning, as Omaha overcame an early 4-2 deficit to back…

Area athletes selected for third annual 2019 Nebraska Track and Field Fe...

Qualifiers for the 2019 Nebraska Track and Field Festival were announced Sunday. The festival is Nebraska's state-wide best-of-the-best meet created by coaches to provide a meaningful track and field experience to all of Nebraska's best. Every school in Nebraska is invited to participate. The Fairbury Jeffs will be the best represented team from the area with…

Freeman, Sterling, Tri County boys' and girls' track have strong showing...

ADAMS - Fourteen area schools competed at the annual MUDECAS Track and Field meet at Freeman High School Saturday. The hometown Falcons won the team title for the boys with 146 points, while Tri County claimed the girls' team championship with 109.5. In total, the Freeman boys won six events - five of them on…

Husker baseball finishes series sweep of Penn State with a two-hitter, r...

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Nate Fisher and two relievers combined on a two-hitter as Nebraska edged Penn State 3-1 to sweep a Saturday doubleheader. The Huskers (20-10, 10-2 Big Ten), who won the first game 4-2, also swept the three-game series against the Nittany Lions (17-15, 1-10). It was the Huskers’ first three-game conference road sweep…

Jordan Hovey's two-run double clinches Big East series win over Butler

INDIANAPOLIS — Jordan Hovey hit a two-run double during a five-run fifth inning Saturday as Creighton clinched a series victory over Butler with a 7-5 win in the opening game of a doubleheader. The Bluejays had to settle for a split, however, as they stranded 10 runners during a 5-0 loss in the nightcap. At…

Cheslor Cuthbert singles in two run as Storm Chasers split doubleheader ...

Cheslor Cuthbert singled in two runs in the first inning and later scored a third on an errant throw as Omaha earned a PCL doubleheader split with New Orleans on Saturday with a 4-3 victory at Werner Park. The Baby Cakes (4-5) topped the Storm Chasers (5-4) 8-2 in the first of the two seven-inning…

Husker QB Adrian Martinez leads Red team to spring-game win in front of ...

LINCOLN — The Red team, filled with mostly first and second team players, beat the White team 24-13 in Nebraska spring game scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. In front of 85,000 fans, it was mostly a defensive showcase. Erik Chinander’s side of the ball forced two fumbles, racked up seven sacks, 13 tackles for loss and…

Nebraska high school baseball statistics leaders

Batting Batting average Class A: Olson, Omaha Burke, .600; Wize, Omaha Burke, .565; Forte, Omaha Central, .560; Lorenzen, Omaha Burke, .550; Martin, Lincoln High, .538; Sullivan, Omaha Central, .531; Juhlin, Elkhorn South, .519; Brown, Omaha Northwest, .516; Miller, Kearney, .500; Zimmerman, Lincoln East, .500; Callahan, Fremont Bergan, .467; Peek, Omaha Northeast, .462; Evans, Grand Island,…

Outdoor notes: Big game permits; Mushroom hunting

New process in place for awarding big game draw permits LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters should be aware of a new process for awarding big game draw permits starting this year, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Applicants for deer, antelope and elk draw permits who supply valid email addresses will be notified when…