Cornhuskers Sweep Behind No-hitter

Three pitchers combined for a no-hitter in the opener, then a couple of errors boosted Nebraska in the nightcap in a doubleheader sweep of No. 12 Arkansas in Lincoln.

Arkansas struggled on offense throughout as Nebraska swept a doubleheader Tuesday at Haymarket Park. The Razorbacks were no-hit in a 3-0 loss in the opener, then committed two errors in the eighth inning to allow the deciding runs in a 4-2 loss in the nightcap.

The No. 12 Razorbacks fell to 25-14. Nebraska improved to 16-19.

The only Arkansas hits with runners in scoring position on the day came in the ninth when the Hogs scratched out two infield singles.

With the wind blowing in on a 48-degree day, the Cornhuskers turned to the bunt to manufacture three runs to back their no-hit pitching. Three NU hurlers combined for the team's first no-hitter since 1993. The Arkansas media guide does not have a section for no-hitters.

The Hogs broke through in the fifth inning of the nightcap on Jacob Mahan's solo homer, but the Huskers broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth when Blake Headley greeted reliever Chirs Oliver with a pinch-hit homer, his first. The Huskers plated two more runs in the eighth after errors by Dominic Ficociello and Jacob Mahan.

The Hogs scored one run in the ninth. Eric Fisher reached on a bloop double to left center. An error extended the inning and Fisher would score on Joe Serrano's infield single. Tyler Spoon lined out to deep center with two runners on to end the game.

It was the third straight loss for the Hogs, losers in a 10-inning Sunday game versus LSU. The Hogs and Huskers were scheduled for a single game Tuesday and Wednesday, but a doubleheader was called because of the forecast for rain on Wednesday. The Hogs will play host to Texas A&M in a three-game series beginning Friday.

In the opener, Kyle Kubat, Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt combined to throw Nebraska's first combined no hitter since March 6, 1993, when the Cornhuskers no hit Peru State. Trey Killian, who allowed four hits in two innings, was the losing pitcher for the Hogs.

Isaac Hellbusch reached base all three times he came to the plate for the Razorbacks. Hellbusch drew two walks and was hit by a pitch. Matt Vinson also reached base on a walk.

Chad Christensen had two hits and two RBI to lead Nebraska at the plate. Michael Pritchard also had two hits for the Cornhuskers.

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