Louisiana Tech Drops Game Two Against Nebraska, 22-3



March 16, 2012

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RUSTON, La. Nebraska (13-6) scored one run in the first and never looked back as the Cornhuskers defeated Louisiana Tech, 22-3, on Friday afternoon at Hawks Field.

Trevor Petersen (1-2) was charged with his second loss of the season after the junior allowed six runs on four hits in just 2.0 innings of work as the Bulldogs (9-9) fell to .500 on the season.

Sophomore Jon Keller (3-0) picked up his team-leading third win of the season for the Cornhuskers after going 6.0 innings, allowing just two runs – one earned – on six hits while striking out three.

Ryan Gebhardt went 4-for-4 from the plate with two singles, two doubles, one run scored and one RBI as the shortstop reached base in all five of his plate appearances on Friday.

First baseman Alex Williams was 2-for-5 with one run scored as the senior recorded his team-leading 12th multi-hit game of the season while designated hitter Bre’shon Kimbell was 2-for-5 with one RBI for Tech.

Sam Alvis went 1-for-4 with one run scored and catcher Tyler Qualls went 1-for-1 at the dish before coming out of the game.

Trailing 14-0 going into the sixth inning, Gebhardt doubled down the left field line to lead off the top of the frame and advanced to third two pitches later as Williams reached first base on an infield single. Kimbell singled to opposite field to drive in Gebhardt as Tech put one run on the scoreboard.

After second baseman Austin Hedges reached on an error, Williams came around to score as the new catcher, Jacob Derouen, hit into a double play, giving LA Tech its second run of the inning and game.



The Bulldogs began the top of the seventh inning in similar fashion as Alvis singled through the left side and Kody Neel singled up the middle to put runners on first and second with no outs for Tech. Alvis came around to score on a two-out double by Gebhardt to cut Nebraska’s lead to 18-3.

Nebraska scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Cornhuskers recorded 24 hits in the game.

LA Tech continues its series with Nebraska on Saturday, March 17 as Chris Sadberry (2-1) takes the hill for the Bulldogs and Tom Lemke (1-1) gets the call for the Cornhuskers. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

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