Husker Update: Baseball, Gymnastics, Wrestling

Husker Update: Baseball, Gymnastics, Wrestling
Nebraska's Cam Chick (left) and Colby Gomes (right) celebrate the Big Ten series sweep over Michigan State. MADDIE WASHBURN/THE WORLD-HERALD

Baseball

The Nebraska baseball team (11-7, 3-0 Big Ten) completed a weekend sweep of Michigan State after its 6-2 win over the Spartans at Hawks Field on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Nebraska extends its winning streak to five consecutive games and remains a perfect 5-0 at home this season. The three-game sweep of Michigan State is the first time Nebraska has swept a conference opponent since accomplishing the feat against Rutgers, May 5-7, 2017.

The Huskers return to action on Tuesday night when they face intrastate rival Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. (CT).

The Nebraska men’s tennis team (9-9, 1-2 Big Ten) upset the No. 18 Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-3, 1-2 Big Ten), 4-3, on Sunday at the Dillon Tennis Center for the Huskers’ first ranked win since April 17, 2016 — when it beat No. 59 Purdue — and first victory over a top-25 opponent since March 13, 2010, when it knocked off No. 23 BYU.

Nebraska will travel to Illinois this weekend to face off with the No. 13 Fighting Illini on Saturday, March 30, before clashing with Northwestern on Sunday, March 30 — both matches will start at Noon CT.

Gymnastics

The Nebraska men’s gymnastics team claimed three event titles at the senior day meet, topping the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines. Senior Anton Stephenson claimed individual titles on vault (15.05), floor (14.40) and parallel bars (14.75). As a team, the Huskers posted season high scores on vault, parallel bars and still rings. Nebraska placed first with a season high team score (408.700) and Michigan came in second (403.800).

After a week off, the Huskers head to the Big Ten Championships in Iowa City, Iowa. Team Finals and Individual Qualifiers will take place on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. CT. Individual Finals will take place on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. CT.

Huskers senior Tyler Berger (157) fell in the national championship match to Penn State’s Jason Nolf to end his stellar career with the Nebraska wrestling program. Nolf defeated Berger 10-2, by major decision. The Prineville, Ore., native finished his senior season with a 28-4 record and 12 bonus point victories.

Wrestling

As a team, the Huskers finished in 10th place with 51 points, marking the fifth straight season that Coach Manning’s team has earned a top-10 spot at the NCAA Championships. The Penn State Nittany Lions (137.5 pts), led all teams with three national champions and won their eighth national championship in the last nine seasons. Ohio State (96.5 pts) took second place while Oklahoma State (84 pts), Iowa (76 pts) and Michigan (62.5 pts) rounded out the top five.

Overall, four of the eight Huskers who competed this weekend earned All-America honors, which marks the second time in the last three years that NU had four or more All-Americans in one season. Coach Manning has now had five straight years with three or more All-Americans.

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