Frisco Notebook: Nebraska, MSU Win NailbitersAt The Ballpark
• Attacking mentality helps Nebraska pitchers shut down Texas Tech
• Ethan Small and Justin Foscue lead Mississippi State to gritty win over Sam Houston
FRISCO, Texas — It isn’t easy to slow down Texas Tech’s offense, which figures to be one of college baseball’s very best yet again in 2019. The Red Raiders entered the Frisco Classic averaging more than 10 runs per game during their six-game winning streak — and Nebraska pitching allowed 38 runs in a four-game sweep at the hands of Oregon State last weekend.
So it’s safe to say that nobody expected the Cornhuskers to hold the Red Raiders to one run on just four hits Friday night at Dr. Pepper Ballpark. Nebraska’s 2-1 victory was as impressive as it was surprising. Veteran strike-thrower Matt Waldron battled his way through five strong innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven. Chad Luensmann followed with three hitless innings of relief, working around four walks thanks in part to four strikeouts, and talented freshman Colby Gomes struck out two in a hitless ninth to earn his first save.
“I thought their pitchers executed pitches,” Tech coach Tim Tadlock said. “I think you’ve got to tip your hat to those guys. It started with their starter and then Luensmann came in and threw the ball really well. The guy there in the ninth also threw the ball well. It was just one of those nights, they executed, they were better than us tonight.”