Omaha’s Alex Schaake cruised to win the 110th Nebraska Amateur Championship at Fremont Golf Club by nine strokes. He joins greats Johnny Goodman and Bob Astleford of Omaha as the only players to win three straight titles. His nine-stroke victory, at 271 (-13), is tied for the second largest margin all-time. He’s also just the sixth player to sweep the Nebraska Amateur and Nebraska Match Play in the same year.
Vance Janssen of Blair finished fifth. John Sajevic of Fremont tied for eighth.
In the Dodge County Baseball League Championship, Saturday, in Scribner, West Point took the title, downing Wahoo, 1-0.
The Dodge County Fair Baseball Tournament begins Thursday in Scribner. North Bend will take on West Point at 5pm, then Blair will play Scribner at 7pm.
The American Legion State Baseball Tournaments continue today with six teams remaining in each tournament. The A Seniors American Division is in Elkhorn, while the National Division is in Columbus. Class B is in Wayne and Class C is in Albion. The tournaments will run through Wednesday.
Former Husker and current U.S. World Team member Jordan Burroughs placed second at the Yasar Dogu International, after falling to world champion Frank Chamizo of Italy in the final.
In a rematch of their Super Match contested in May won by Burroughs, Chamizo earned a criteria victory by a score of 10-10 on Saturday as a result of owning the final two-point move in the match. The series between the two world champions is now tied 1-1 after Chamizo moved up to the 74 kg/163 pound weight class this year. Burroughs won the 2017 world title at 74 kg, his fourth world championship, while Chamizo won at 70 kg/154 pounds. A potential third match could come at the 2018 World Championships, set for Oct. 20-28 in Budapest, Hungary.
Fellow World Team member James Green also competed at the Yasar Dogu International, but dropped his opening bout to Sefa Aksoy of Turkey, 5-4. Aksoy fell in the quarterfinals, ending Green’s tournament as he did not advance to the repechage.
The schedule for the 2018-2019 Nebraska men’s golf season has been released by new head coach Mark Hankins. The Huskers will enter their first year under new leadership with a number of new events on the schedule, a few return trips to familiar tournaments and a brand new home invitational that Nebraska will be hosting for the first time since 2005. Coach Hankins believes that this season is set up for the Huskers to gain needed experience against elite teams across the country in order to compete with the nation’s best programs.
NU will be hosting the inaugural Husker Invitational in the spring, which will be the first men’s event hosted in Lincoln since the 2005 Fairway Club Invitational. Nebraska will also be hosting the Big Red Alumni Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. as well as the Challenge at The Farms in San Diego, Calif.
NYY-6, KCR-3; @ CWS- Tuesday at 7:10pm on KBLR
CHC-5, STL-2; @ PIT- Tuesday at 6:05 on Boomer
The Storm Chasers emerged victorious in a see-saw battle in Central California, as Omaha outlasted Fresno 5-4 on Sunday night at Chukchansi Park.
The Lincoln Saltdogs were limited to just four hits in a 4-2 series finale loss to the Sioux City Explorers on Sunday night.
The victory completed the series sweep for the X’s (51-16) as they won all four games that finished over the weekend. The Saltdogs (31-35) are four games under .500 for the first time since May 26, 2017 when they were 2-6.
James Dykstra shutdown Lincoln by tossing six innings and allowing just two runs on three hits. He walked three batters compared to four strikeouts.
Saltdogs starter Joe Bircher picked up the loss for the loss after lasting five innings and giving up four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out three.
The Saltdogs don’t play today and start a six-game homestand on Tuesday. First pitch against the Winnipeg Goldeyes is at 6:45 PM.