Husker Update: Spring Game Stats, Baseball, Softball & More

Husker Update: Spring Game Stats, Baseball, Softball & More
Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez scores a touchdown during the spring game. RYAN SODERLIN/WORLD-HERALD

Sold Out Red & White Game

In front of a crowd of 85,946 fans on a beautiful sunny day at Memorial Stadium, the Nebraska football team hosted its annual Red-White Spring Game on Saturday and the Red Team prevailed with a 24-13 win.

Saturday marked the second straight year that Nebraska has had over 85,000 fans for its Spring Game after a record 86,818 fans attend last year’s event.

Offensively, five quarterbacks saw the field and with sophomores Adrian Martinez (110) and Noah Vedral (144) each throwing for over 100 yards. Jaylin Bradley led all rushers with 57 yards on 12 carries while Brody Belt was close behind with 53 yards on 13 carries. Miles Jones, Todd Honas, Wyatt Mazour and Bradley each caught three passes, while Kade Warner led all receivers with 58 yards.

The Huskers open the 2019 season on Saturday, Aug. 31, when they host South Alabama at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska will hit the road for week two with a visit to Colorado on Saturday, Sept. 7, before wrapping up non-conference play at home on Saturday, Sept. 14, against Northern Illinois. The Huskers open Big Ten play on the road at Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Baseball

Nebraska (20-10, 10-2 Big Ten) held Penn State to two hits in a 3-1 win during the second game of a doubleheader at Medlar Field on Saturday night.

With the win, the Huskers complete a three-game sweep of the Nittany Lions. It marks Nebraska’s first three-game road conference series sweep since March 25-27, 2016 at Purdue.

The Huskers return home to host Kansas State at Hawks Field on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. (CT).

Softball

Behind a season-high 14 hits, the Nebraska softball team (15-24, 4-8 Big Ten) won its second game of the day against Purdue on Saturday by a score of 9-4. With the win, the Huskers swept Saturday’s doubleheader and took the series, 2-1.

The Huskers had 14 hits for the first time since the season opener against Lamar. Samantha Owen went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two doubles. Peyton Glatter also had three hits and three runs, tying career highs. She also had one RBI and a double. Alyvia Simmons went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. She also recorded her 38th career double, which puts her at a tie for eighth place on Nebraska’s all-time career doubles list. Tristen Edwards went 2-for-3 with three runs and a home run. Lindsey Walljasper, Madi Unzicker, Bri Cassidy, and Courtney Wallace each had one hit as well for the Huskers.

The Huskers are back in action next weekend when they host Minnesota in a three-game series in Lincoln April 19-21. Friday’s first pitch is set for 5:30 p.m.

Golf

Kate Smith shot a final-round 75 to finish in 12th place individually while leading the Nebraska women’s golf team to an eighth-place finish at the Lady Buckeye Invitational on Sunday.

Smith, a junior from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, finished with a three-round total of 223 (74-74-75) to produce the 20th top-25 finish of her career, including her sixth this season. Smith finished ahead of four golfers ranked among the top-75 nationally, including No. 28 Aneka Seumanutafa from Ohio State, who was playing on her home course and finished 13th at 224.

The Huskers return to Ohio next weekend to compete in the Big Ten Conference Championships, April 19-21. Nebraska will be part of a 14-team field at TPC River’s Bend Golf Club in Maineville, Ohio.

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