Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Big win for Big Red
The Huskers gave coach Mike Anderson almost exactly what he was hoping for: The offense got untracked with 12 hits and Nebraska got solid pitching from starter Charlie Shirek. True, the ninth inning was a little more dramatic than Anderson would've liked as Creighton's Zach Daeges flirted with what would've been a game-winning grand slam off closer Brett Jensen, but Nebraska got it done in the end.
Will it be enough to help the Huskers pull out of their tailspin in Big 12 play? That's difficult to say, but you've got to like Nebraska's chances in its series with OU because the Huskers will be back in the friendly confines of Haymarket Park. Don't be surprised to see Nebraska record a sweep of its own this weekend.