Red bounced back with a 4-2 win to even Nebraska baseball’s Red-White Series at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Red scored four runs on nine hits, while White tallied two runs on four hits and an error.
Jackson Brockett earned the win on the mound, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 4.1 innings. Tucker Timmerman collected the save after dealing 2.1 hitless innings with a strikeout and two walks.
White’s Drew Christo suffered the loss after surrendering three runs, two earned, on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks in three innings. Mason McConnaughey allowed one run on four hits in 3.1 innings of work while striking out three and issuing one walk. Brooks Kneifl recorded the final two outs for White and allowed one hit.
Red’s Will Walsh went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs. Ben Columbus was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. Dylan Carey recorded a double, while Case Sanderson, Clay Bradford, Bryce Hughes and Aaron Manias recorded one hit apiece.
Max Buettenback had a 1-for-3 afternoon with two RBI for White. Joshua Overbeek went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Gabe Swansen and Garrett Anglim had one hit each.
Red raced out to a three-run lead behind three hits and an error in the top of the first inning. Riley Silva reached on an error and stole second before scoring on Sanderson’s RBI single to right. Red’s lead doubled to two after Walsh’s RBI double to right plated Sanderson, while Columbus ripped a 3-2 pitch back up the middle for an RBI single to score Walsh and make it 3-0.
The two teams exchanged a pair of scoreless frames in the second and third innings before White plated two runs to make it a one-run game. Swansen’s one-out single up the middle, followed by Overbeek’s double to left had runners on second and third with one out. Buettenback came through with a two-RBI single, lacing an 0-2 pitch to right to score Swansen and Overbeek.
Red immediately got one of the runs back in the top of the fifth off two hits. A one-out single by Walsh, and a walk issued to Columbus had runners on first and second. Bradford doubled the lead for Red with a two-out RBI single to right, scoring Walsh to stretch the lead to 4-2 through five innings.
White brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh after Dylan Hufft drew a two-out walk on full count and advanced to second on defensive indifference. Timmerman induced a groundout to shortstop to collect the save and preserved Red’s 4-2 win on Tuesday afternoon.
The Red-White Series wraps up with the series finale set for 2:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at Hawks Field.