Husker Bats Help Weather Storm

The third-ranked Nebraska baseball team erupted for season highs in both hits (18) and runs (12) in posting a 12-4 victory over St. John’s Sunday afternoon at the Rice Invitational at Reckling Park.

The Huskers, who improved to 5-2 on the season, received three-hit days from Nick Jaros and Jake Opitz, as NU jumped out to a 6-1 lead and broke the game open with a four-run fifth after St. John’s pulled to within 6-4.

In all, every starter had at least one hit in the victory, as NU rebounded from the one-run loss to No. 4 Rice on Saturday. Bryce Nimmo drove in three runs, while Jeff Christy and Luke Gorsett each homered and drove in two runs apiece.

NU Head Coach Mike Anderson was pleased with the offensive production, especially early on against the Red Storm, who reached a regional title game a year ago.