NCAA Lincoln Regional
· With the victory,
· Jake Opitz recorded his first career multi-home run game, launching a two-run shot in the first and a solo blast in the seventh. His multi-homer effort was the first by a Husker this season. With his two homers, Opitz moved into a tie with Mitch Abeita for the team lead with 10 homers this season. Opitz hit 10 home runs in his first three seasons combined. The two homers were also Opitz’s team-leading 26th and 27th extra-base hits of the season. He has seven homers in his last 17 games.
· Opitz finished 2-for-4 in the game, extending his career-long hitting streak to 12 games. During the hitting streak, Opitz is batting .429 (21-for-49) with four homers, nine RBIs and 13 walks. He has also reached base safely in 24 of the last 25 games.
· Mitch Abeita reached base in each of his five plate appearances on Friday and has now reached base safely in 53 of 54 games this season. Abeita recorded three singles while drawing a pair of walks and increasing his team-leading total to 42.
· Tyler Farst hit his second career home run and his first at Hawks Field in the victory.
· Craig Corriston’s eighth-inning homer was his fifth of the season and his first since homering at Baylor on April 27.
· The Huskers scored in seven of their eight innings on Friday.
· Bryce Nimmo tied his career high with two stolen bases, marking his third game this season – and seventh of his career – with two stolen bases. Entering Friday’s game, Nimmo had not stolen a base since swiping two bases against
· Dan Jennings had allowed just two home runs in 76.0 innings this season (and only two total home runs in 104.2 career innings) before surrendering two homers in a span of three batters over the third and fourth innings on Friday against
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