Local Scoreboard: Golf, Baseball, Softball

Golf

The Bergan boys golf team played in the North Bend Central Invite, yesterday, at the North Bend Golf Course and finished in third place, shooting a 336.  Bennington won the meet with a 295 and West Point Beemer was second at 326.  Teague Stewart of West Point-Beemer was the meet medalist, shooting a 66.  Bergan’s Spencer Hamilton placed sixth, shooting a 75.

The Midland Warrior men’s golf team concluded play in the GPAC Qualifier at Dakota Dunes Country Club, in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota.  The Warriors finished four rounds at 1181.  Morningside won the conference title with an 1163 and Northwestern was second at 1179.  Caleb Badura of Northwestern was the meet medalist at -2 282.  Joe Vest of Midland finished eighth at +9 293.

Baseball / Softball

Trailing 3-0 after one, a trio of solo home runs helped the Creighton Baseball team rally for a 6-5 win at Kansas on Wednesday, April 24th. It was Creighton’s fifth straight win of the season, getting two solo shots from junior Isaac Collins and one the game-winning blast from junior Jake Holton. The win pushed Creighton’s record to 24-8 on the season, while Kansas fell to 20-19.

The Nebraska softball team (17-28, 5-12 Big Ten) recorded more hits than Iowa (18-25, 4-13 Big Ten) but was haunted by a pair of errors, as the Huskers gave up three unearned runs in a 3-1 loss to the Hawkeyes. With the loss, the Huskers split the doubleheader after winning game one earlier on Wednesday, 7-5. Nebraska had seven hits, while Iowa only had five. Tristen Edwards and Samantha Owen each had two, while Alyvia Simmons, Bri Cassidy and Madi Unzicker each had one.

The Omaha softball team welcomed Iowa State for the Mavericks’ 2019 non-conference finale Wednesday evening, falling 13-6 in eight innings at Westside Field at Westbrook.  The Mavericks are now 4-37 on the season, while the Cyclones improved 28-18. The win went to ISU reliever Emma Hylen (14-7), who threw six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts.  The loss went to Halley Jones (1-11), who surrendered eight runs on 10 hits and six walks in 5.1 innings of work.

MiLB

Memphis first baseman John Nogowski clubbed a home run and drove in three runs, while Omaha first baseman Cheslor Cuthbert extended his hit streak to 14 and catcher Nick Dini homered as the Redbirds topped the Storm Chasers 7-5 in front of 6,040 fans on Omaha Potholes Night on Wednesday evening at Werner Park.

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