Lincoln - The Nebraska
baseball team opened its annual Red-White Series on Tuesday afternoon at Hawks
Field, with the White squad taking game one, 4-0.
White team pounded out 11 hits on the afternoon in the six-inning game, as
every hitter in the White lineup registered a hit. Sophomore Pat Kelly led the
way with a 3-for-4 performance, including a triple, while true freshman Jake
Placzek and junior Michael Pritchard each added a double. Redshirt freshman
Austin Christensen led the White team with two RBI.
the offense racked up the runs, starter Zach Hirsch limited the Red squad to
just four hits over 4.1 innings of work before newcomer Christian DeLeon threw
1.2 innings of no-hit relief to secure the win.
Red team had its best opportunity to score in the bottom of the second inning,
as it loaded the bases with two outs following a pair of singles from Taylor
Fish and Logan Thune. Bryan Peters came to the plate and lifted a shallow fly
ball into left field, but Pritchard came on and made a diving catch to end the
Red-White series continues tomorrow with another six-inning game at 3:30 p.m.
The series concludes on Thursday night at 6 p.m. The length of Thursday's game
is yet to be determined.
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