Nebraska 13 Eastern Illinois 10
Lincoln, Neb. – The NCAA Lincoln Regional opened with an offensive flurry on Friday at Hawks Field, as Eastern Illinois and Nebraska combined for 23 runs and seven home runs, as the host Huskers advanced in the winner’s bracket with a 13-10 victory in front of 6,367 fans.
Nebraska scored in seven of its eight innings at the plate, pounding 16 hits, including a season-high four home runs. Husker Coach Mike Anderson acknowledged that it was a rare day at Hawks Field, with the ball carrying to all parts of the park.
UC-Irvine 9 Oral Roberts 7
LINCOLN, Neb. — Tony Asaro had three hits and Eric Pettis pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning to record his 16th save of the season as UC Irvine defeated Oral Roberts 9-7 Friday at the Lincoln Regional.
With the win, the second-seeded Anteaters meet No. 1-seed Nebraska Saturday at 5:05 p.m. (PDT) in a game that will be carried live on KUCI/88.9 FM. The Huskers topped Eastern Illinois 13-10 earlier Friday.
Pettis struck out four in 1.2 innings of relief as UCI improved to 39-16 on the season in snapping ORU’s 12-game winning streak.
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