Wildcats rout Huskers in Game 1

It was just the first game of a doubleheader, but it was a forgettable one for the Huskers as starting pitcher Jordan Roualdes gets lit up early as Kansas State storms to a 15-1 rout of the big red.

Lincoln- Kansas State (22-8, 3-4) pounded starting pitcher Jordan Roualdes for five runs in the first inning, and set the tone for the rest of the game. The Wildcats routed Nebraska (16-12-1, 4-6) 15-1 in the first game of the three game series.

The series was originally scheduled for three games spread through this weekend, but in climate weather scheduled for Sunday forced a double header for Friday.

Kansas State started the game with 4 straight hits, which led to the big inning. The Huskers responded with a run on a Tyler Farst RBI single, making it a 5-1 game.

Jordan Roualdes (4-2) settled down after, pitching two scoreless innings, but he would give up 5 runs in the next two innings before being taken out of the game.

After the Husker bullpen combined for three straight scoreless innings, Kansas State scored 5 more runs in the 9th inning, bringing the lead to 15-1.

NU's Jordan Roualdes pitched 4 innings while surrendering 8 earned runs and 10 hits. He was taken out in the 5th inning after surrendering 2 runs without retiring a batter.

Kansas State starter Lance Hoge picked up his fourth win of the season after pitching 6 innings, while only surrendering one run. The 14 run loss for Nebraska is the worst loss at home since 1996. Game two of the double header starts at 6:05 from Hawks Field.

Game Notes

Nebraska (16-11-1, 4-5) vs. Kansas St. (21-8, 2-4)

Game 1 Friday, April 03, 2009

Hawks Field at Haymarket Park

NU: Jordan Roualdes 4-1, 4.54 KSU: Lance Hoge 3-2, 4.00

Nick Martini hits a 2-run single in the 1st to give KSU a 2-0 early lead

Jason King drives in a run on a fielder's choice, 3-0 KSU

5-0 KSU after one half innings

NU 1B Tyler Farst drives in Boomer Collins on an RBI single in the 1st. 5-1 KSU

KSU's Dane Yelovich grounded into an inning ending double play in the top of the third NU's Jordan Roualdes left in the 5th inning after giving up the 10th run of the ballgame.

The score is 10-1 entering the 9th

KSU Justin Bloxom drives in two more in the 9th, 12-1 KSU

KSU drives in 2 more runs after CF Khiry Cooper dropped a routine fly ball, 14-1 KSU

A balk brings in another run, 15-1 K-State

Final Score: KSU 15, NU 1

W: Hoge (4-2) L: Roualdes (4-2)

Game time: 3 hours 8 minutes KSU: 15 runs, 15 hits, 0 errors NU: 1 run, 9 hits, 3 errors

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