Husker Update: Baseball, Softball, Gymnastics

Baseball

The Nebraska baseball team (17-9, 7-2 Big Ten) scored six runs in the fourth inning on its way to a 9-5 win in the series finale against Purdue at Hawks Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Huskers have won 11 of their last 13 games and remain a perfect 8-0 at home this season. With the win, the Huskers post their second Big Ten three-game series sweep in three weeks after going 3-0 against Michigan State to open conference play, March 22-24. The Huskers return to action on Tuesday night when they host Creighton at Hawks Field, starting at 6:30 p.m. (CT).

Softball

The Nebraska softball team (13-22, 2-7 Big Ten) dropped the series finale to No. 25 Northwestern (29-7, 9-0 Big Ten) on Sunday by a score of 4-0.

Northwestern’s Danielle Williams (19-3) dominated in the circle. She pitched a complete 7.0 inning game and gave up one hit. She also had one walk and 12 strikeouts.

Nebraska is back in action on Tuesday when the team travels to Omaha to take on in-state rival Creighton. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Gymnastics

Anton Stephenson claimed the gold medal on vault at the 2019 Big Ten Championships Saturday night, becoming the Big Ten Vault Champion for his third consecutive year. The Fishers, Ind., native scored 14.80 to claim the title. The senior also placed fifth on floor with 14.125.

Three other Huskers competed in the individual event finals, including Evan Kriley, Evan Hymanson and Khalil Jackson. In the first rotation, Kriley competed first for the Huskers on pommel horse and finished with 13.725, earning him sixth place on the event. Stephenson followed with a floor routine that earned him 14.125.

The Big Ten Annual Awards were also announced Saturday night. Anton Stephenson earned First-Team All-Big Ten, while Andrew Zymball claimed the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Randy Jepson (Penn State) won Big Ten Coach of the Year, while NU’s Anton Stephenson and Shane Wiskus (Minnesota) earned Big Ten Co-Gymnasts of the Year. Illinois’ Michael Fletcher was awarded Big Ten Freshman of the Year while Michigan’s Cameron Bock collected Big Ten Gymnast-of-the-Championships accolades.

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