Omaha Defeats Nebraska, 8-7

Omaha's Max Gamm
Omaha's Max Gamm

Omaha defeated Nebraska, 8-7, to highlight the #SummitBSB Wednesday schedule. The Mavericks become the second league school to defeat a Power 5 program in as many days. Oral Roberts took down Oklahoma State (10-5) on Tuesday.


Omaha 8, Nebraska 7
LINCOLN, Neb. (omavs.com) -- The Omaha baseball team ended a 21-year drought against in-state foe Nebraska Wednesday night, defeating the Huskers 8-7 at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. With the win, the Mavericks improve to 13-19, while NU drops to 16-19.
 
Malik Moore (1-2) made his first career start on the mound, earning the win with two runs allowed on two hits and a walk over 3.0 innings. NU starter Ethan Frazier (1-1) took the loss, surrendering four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks with a strikeout in 2.2 innings of work. Cal Hehnke tossed his team-leading fourth save of the year with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
 
Max Gamm was 2-for-4 with a run scored and three more driven in to lead the Mavericks at the plate. Braden Rogers had another multi-hit effort at 2-for-4 with a run scored.
 
Grant Suponchick added three runs scored and drove in another, while Adam Caniglia tallied a pair of runs himself. Tommy Steier, making his first career start in the field at shortstop, drove in two more runs for the night.


In other Wednesday action, Western Illinois fell by a 9-2 score at in-state foe Bradley. Follow #SummitBSB news, results and statistics all season long here.


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