Saturday Update – Big 12 Baseball Tournament

After losing the first round game to Texas Tech on Thursday, Nebraska has worked their way through the losers bracket. First knocking out Oklahoma, then returning the favor to Texas Tech.

In Saturday’s action, the Huskers doubled dipped Missouri including a dramatic walk off homerun in game one by Daniel Bruce to force game two Saturday night. The night game was all about Husker offense as they drop the tigers 17-9.

The championship game is at 1:00 pm on Sunday with TV coverage from Fox Sports.

Joe Dailey Watch

Former Husker QB Joe Dailey, who left the team after the Spring Game has now found a new home in North Carolina. It appears Marvin Sanders, defensive coordinator for UNC and a member of the Nebraska coaching staff that recuited Dailey was instrumental in finding Joe a home at Chapel Hill.

After sitting out for 2005, Joe will have two years of eligibility remaining at UNC.

Husker Baseball – Big 12 Conference Co-Champions

Thanks in part to a series sweep over Kansas State and a crucial loss by Baylor to Missouri, Nebraska Baseball finishes the regular season tied with Baylor as Conference Champions. This is the third title for the Huskers in the past 5 years.

The Big 12 Tournament starts Wednesday with Nebraska rated as the number 1 seed by virture of their head-to-head matchup against Baylor in season play.

Further Reading:
More at Huskers.com.

More at Omaha.com (registration required).

Season Ends for Nebraska Women’s Softball

A disappointing end to the Husker Women’s Softball team as Washington moves through the bracket to take the Lincoln Regional and advances on to the super-regional

Regional Recap:
Nebraska beat Iowa 4-0 in the first round, while Washington handed Creighton a 2-1 loss in 11 innings.

Game 3 saw Washington edging out the Huskers 7-6 and sending them to the consolation bracket.

In consolation play, Iowa knocked out Creighton 2-1 in 8 innings, then followed with a revenge win against the Huskers 1-0.

In the championship, Washington soundly defeated the Hawkeyes 2-0 to take the regional championship.

Huskers take 2 of 3 from Mizzou

The Huskers take Sunday’s game in dramatic fashion with a walk-off home run from Jesse Boyer in the bottom of the 11th to give Nebraska a 6-5 win and taking the series 2 games to 1.

Next up for Nebraska Baseball is a Tuesday night game against Creighton at Rosenblatt on Tuesday, May 10, followed by a 3 game series at Texas Tech starting May 13.

HuskerZone.com is Back

After a year off, HuskerZone.com is back and under new ownership. Obviously our focus will be on Husker Football, but we will also give the other University of Nebraska sports their due.

Looking forward, we will be rebuilding the site to take on a more professional look, adding message boards, and special events and possibly even some PodCast content.

The Husker baseball team is well down the road to the College World Series and you can expect updates throughout the rest of the season, into the regionals, super regionals, and the CWS.