Omaha finishes 5-3 in Atlanta

Photo Courtesy of UNO Athletics
Photo Courtesy of UNO Athletics

Jackson Taylor 
Sports Editor

Omaha vs. Saint Louis: W 16-2

Senior RHP Tyler Fox (1-1) earned his first career win after throwing 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven. Sophomore Cole Patterson led the offensive charge for UNO, going 4-for-5 from the plate, scoring twice and tallying 2 RBI. Seniors Cole Gruber and Collin Leif and sophomore Ryan Cate all went 3-for-5 from the plate. Senior clayton Taylor went 2-for-4 on the day with his second homerun of the season. UNO’s big inning came
in the sixth inning, when the Mavericks erupted for eight runs on seven hits which made the score 16-0.

Omaha vs. Morehead State: L 14-0

RHP Brett Sasse (0-1) got the start in Omaha’s second game. Sasse took the loss allowing six
runs (five earned) on ten hits and two walks. MSU totalled 19 hits on the game, while the
Mavericks were limited to three hits and three walks. MSU’s Matt Anderson struck out eight
Mavericks on the day. The junior struck five in 5.0 innings pitched. Adam Caniglia made some noise offensively for UNO, finishing 3-for-4, tying his career high for hits.

Omaha vs. Morehead State: W 6-5

Sophomore RHP Corey Binger (2-0) got the Mavericks back on track in the second game of their Saturday doubleheader with Morehead State. Binger allowed two runs on six hits, two walks and three strikeouts over 5.0 innings pitched. Freshman Grant Suponchick finished 3-for-5 with a double and two singles. Alex Schultz, Gruber and Jack Kalina all finished with two hits and a run apiece. Taylor launched his third homerun of the season, a grand slam in the fifth inning.

Omaha vs. Arkansas State: W 4-3 (11 innings)

Sophomore RHP David Flattery started on the mound for UNO in their final game of the weekend. After a shaky first inning, in which he gave up 2 runs, Flattery settled in for a competitive outing. Taylor led UNO offensively, finishing 1-3 with two walks and his Summit League-leading fourth homerun of the year. His home run drove in two, giving UNO a 3-2 lead in the sixth. Leif came through in the top of the 11th with a game-winning single that drove in Caniglia. Cate was credited with the victory as he pitched a shutout in the last two innings of the game.

Omaha is now 5-3 (0-0 Summit League) on the season. The mavericks’ next match is on Tuesday, March 1 when they take on Wichita State. First pitch in Wichita is scheduled for 3 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN3.