Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 Nebraska Football Spring Game

April 16, 2016 - Lincoln, NE. -  On an almost perfect Saturday afternoon, the annual Red-White game was played in front of an announced attendance of 72,992 faithful Cornhusker fans.  Even though the game was scripted both on offense and defense it gave the fans excitement to watch their favorite players battle for depth chart positions.

The game ended on the last play of the fourth quarter when White team freshman defensive back Kyle Kasun, from Papillion, Nebraska, intercepted Red team freshman quarterback Patrick O'Brien's pass.  Because of incentive scoring rules, the White team defeated the Red team 46-41.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will be in again action on Saturday, September 3rd when they host the Fresno State Bulldogs.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Omaha Storm Chasers split opening series with New Orleans Zephers

April 7, 2016 - Omaha, NE - Cold winter like conditions including unusual high winds greeted the New Orleans Zephers and Omaha Storm Chasers on opening night at Werner Park.  Game time temperature was 54 degrees and winds blowing in excess of 28 mph to right field.

Royals prospect starting pitcher Miguel Almonte started on the bump but exited quickly in the first inning after allowing four earned runs on two hits and walking four Zephers.  Chasers lost 6-3.

The headliner for the weekend series was World Champion Kansas City Royal outfielder Jarrod Dyson who was in town on a rehabilitation assignment.  Dyson saw action in both center and right field.

Storm Chasers finished out the series against the Zephers by bouncing back Friday, winning 6-5 after scoring the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Chasers continued with a 11-8 win on Saturday but dropped the series finally on Sunday 7-4.

The Round Rock Express start a four game series with the Storm Chasers on Monday evening.