Opitz Powers Huskers Past Wildcats

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Jake Opitz had three RBIs, including a
two-run homer that helped seal Nebraska's 5-to-2 win over Kansas
State in the Big 12 Conference baseball tournament today.

Tyler Farst's RBI single broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the
fifth, then Opitz's two-run shot to left center field gave the
Cornhuskers (40-13-1) a couple of insurance runs in the seventh.

Kansas State (28-28) got its two runs on a fielding error by
Nebraska third baseman Jake Mort in the bottom of the fourth
inning.

Johnny Dorn (6-1) allowed seven hits and two runs and struck out
three in 6 two-thirds innings for the Cornhuskers. Zach Herr
allowed one hit in 2 one-third innings of relief for his fifth save
of the season.

Chase Bayuk (1-5) suffered the loss, allowing five hits and
three runs in 4 two-thirds innings for the Wildcats.




 
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