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Eastern Illinois Postgame Notes
Courtesy: NU Athletic Communications
05/30/2008
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Nebraska 13, Eastern Illinois 10
NCAA Lincoln Regional
Game 1, Friday, May 30, 2008

·          With the loss, Eastern Illinois fell to 27-29 on the season and dropped to 4-19 on the road. The Panthers also fell to 1-3 all-time in the NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament. The loss snapped a season-high five-game winning streak for the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Champions.

·          Eastern Illinois scored at least seven runs for the fourth straight game.

·          Eastern Illinois lost for the first time in 10 games this season when scoring 10 or more runs, while the Panthers fell to 0-10 when allowing the opponent to score at least 10 runs.

·          Brett Nommensen went 3-for-5 in Friday’s game, marking his team-leading 23rd multi-hit game of the season. His three hits gave him 80 for the season, making him just the third player in school history to record 80 hits in a season.

·          Nommensen’s three hits extended his career-best hitting streak to 11 games. During that stretch, he has produced eight multi-hit efforts.

·          Jordan Tokarz finished 2-for-5 in the game, increasing his season at-bat total to 227. Tokarz moved into second place on the Eastern Illinois single-season chart with his five at bats and he needs just four at bats on Saturday to tie Chris Uhle’s school-record 231 at bats in 2003.

·          Zach Skidmore hit his fifth home run of the season, marking his first home run in 12 games dating back to May 6.

·          Jordan Kreke hit his third home run of the season and his first since April 13, snapping a streak of 24 games without a home run.

·          Alex Gee capped a terrific performance with his three-run homer in the ninth inning, his third homer of the season. Gee finished the game 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, three RBIs and three runs scored. His two base on balls tied his season high.

·          Eastern Illinois produced timely hits on Friday, scoring seven of its 10 runs with two outs. On the game, the Panthers batted .438 (7-of-16) with two outs.

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