Eastern Illinois Postgame Notes

By NU Athletic Communications
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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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