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SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Uses Four-Run Rally In 8th To Beat St. Paul
After scoring four runs to take a three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth, the Lincoln Saltdogs (14-23) needed a clutch 6-4-3 double play in the ninth to secure a 6-5 victory in the series opener over the St. Paul Saints (29-8) in front of 2,424 fans at Haymarket Park Tuesday night.
Virginia Wins 1st CWS Title In 4-2 Win Over Vanderbilt
Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt 4-2 on Wednesday night for the school's first baseball national championship.
NSAA Director Blanford-Green Resigns
The executive director of the Nebraska School Activities Association has resigned a month after the association's board of directors voted not to extend her contact. Rhonda Blanford-Green, a former All-America track athlete at Nebraska, took over as executive director in July 2012.
SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Scores Two In Extra-Innings Win
Aaron Payne had three hits, including the game winner for his first professional RBI as the Lincoln Saltdogs (9-22) edged the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (9-22) 4-3 in walk-off fashion in front of 2,151 fans at Haymarket Park Monday night.
SALTDOGS BASEBALL: Lincoln Avoids Sweep, Routs Winnipeg
Every starter got a hit and former big leaguer Shairon Martis won his debut as the Lincoln Saltdogs (6-13) routed the Winnipeg Goldeyes (8-11) 14-5 to avoid the sweep in front of 4,415 fans at Haymarket Park Wednesday night.
HUSKER FOOTBALL: Crouch, Wiegert Make Hall of Fame Ballots
Former Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Eric Crouch and Outland Trophy award winner Zach Wiegert are among 76 former Football Bowl Subdivision players on the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot, which was released by the National Football Foundation on Tuesday.
NWU SOFTBALL: Yori Named New Head Coach
Mary Yori has been named the new head softball coach at Nebraska Wesleyan. Yori, the older sister of Nebraska Women's Basketball coach Connie Yori, will work full time as the Prairie Wolves' softball coach and the school's intramural director.