LF Adam Hornung had a 10th-inning double in the opener but saw his 18-game hitting streak at Baylor Ballpark end in the nightcap.
April 26, 2008
Brooks Kimmey's pinch-hit, two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth tied the opener 4-4. However, DJ Belfonte bounced a Willie Kempf 0-2 offering up the middle and into center in the top of the 10th, scoring Jake Opitz and Nick Sullivan. In the second pitch of the at bat, Baylor third baseman Shaver Hansen was able to get a glove on a Belfonte pop foul, but Hansen was not able to hold onto the ball before flipping over the railing outside Baylor's dugout. Belfonte was the 12th batter of the game to face an 0-2 count and the first to reach base.
Kempf (5-2) pitched the 10th inning and took the loss, the first of his career at Baylor Ballpark in six decisions. He allowed two runs on one hit and two walks with one strikeout. Starter Kendal Volz allowed two runs on five hits and five walks with eight strikeouts over 6.0 innings.
Mike Nesseth (3-1) earned the victory in relief for
The Huskers pushed their lead to 10-0 on a fourth-inning Belfonte sacrifice fly and a fifth-inning, two-run homer from Opitz. Baylor cracked the scoreboard without a hit in the bottom of the fifth. Jon Ringenberg walked to lead off the inning, moved to second on a passed ball, advanced to third on a balk and scored on a Kimmey groundout.
Thad Weber (8-2) allowed one unearned run on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in a complete-game effort for the Huskers.
Shawn Tolleson (4-3) took the loss for the Bears after. He recorded only two outs in the first inning and was saddled with all seven runs.
NOTES: Baylor leads the all-time series 28-22-1, including an 18-6-1 advantage in games played in