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Iowa City, Iowa – The Nebraska baseball team (21-12, 10-3 Big Ten) saw its six-game Big Ten winning streak come to an end when Iowa won 3-2 on a walk-off at Duane Banks Field on Friday night. All three of Nebraska’s conference losses have been walk-offs.

Senior righty Matt Waldron, making his seventh start of the season, threw 7.2 innings and allowed two runs, while recording six strikeouts and no walks. During his outing, Waldron surpassed 252.1 career innings pitched, which puts him in Nebraska’s top 10. Waldron also passed Bob Sebra for seventh place on Nebraska’s career strikeouts list with 216. Robbie Palkert pitched 1.0 inning of relief and allowed one run, while notching one strikeout.

In the top of the first, Spencer Schwellenbach and Joe Acker each singled, but NU was held scoreless with two runners left on base. The Hawkeyes went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the opening frame.

The Huskers went down in order in the top of the second with two groundouts and a flyout. Waldron retired all three Iowa batters in the bottom of the second.

NU went down in order with two strikeouts and a flyout in the top of the third. Iowa scored one run in the bottom of the third to take the first lead at 1-0. After back-to-back outs to start the frame, the Hawkeyes strung together three consecutive hits, but a groundout left two runners stranded.

The Huskers responded in the top of the fourth with two runs to take a 2-1 lead. Angelo Altavilla drew a leadoff walk and then advanced to third on back-to-back groundouts. Mojo Hagge drove Altavilla in to score with an RBI single. Hagge stole second before scoring on Cam Chick’s RBI single. Chick advanced to third on a failed pickoff attempt. Colby Gomes walked to put runners on the corners, but a flyout to right field left the runners on base. Waldron retired all three Hawkeye batters in the bottom of the fourth with one strikeout.

Nebraska left the bases loaded in a scoreless top of the fifth. Schwellenbach reached on an error in the leadoff spot before Aaron Palensky singled. Altavilla reached on a fielder’s choice as Schwellenbach was thrown out at third. With two outs, Luke Roskam was hit-by-pitch to load the bases before an inning-ending groundout. Waldron recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth.

Chick hit a leadoff single in the top of the sixth, but was left on base after three consecutive outs. Iowa plated one run in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score at 2-2. The Hawkeyes tallied three hits during the frame and left two runners on.

In the top of the seventh, the Huskers went down in order. Iowa’s leadoff hitter in the seventh singled, but three straight outs left him stranded.

NU left one runner on base in a scoreless top of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, the Hawkeyes managed one baserunner via single, but left him stranded as the score remained tied at 2-2.

Henwood reached on a leadoff hit-by-pitch in the ninth, but he was caught stealing before back-to-back outs ended NU’s chance to take the lead. In the bottom of the ninth, the Hawkeyes had a runner on second after a single, fielder’s choice and stolen base. Zeb Adreon hit a walk-off single to right field that brought in the runner from second base.

The series continues on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. (CT). The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.


LA JUNTA, Colo. – The McCook Community College baseball team picked up a couple wins on Friday over Otero Junior College winning 7-4 and 4-3.

“It was great to get the sweep today, we had all three facets going today we really pitched well and defended all day, we only had one error,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. “What was best to see was we put away both games in the seventh inning which we haven’t done this week or throughout the season for that matter.”

In Game 1, three of the first four Otero hitters scored, but from there Indian starter Isaac Vargas (Greeley, Colo.) clamped down and shut the Rattler offense the rest of the way in the complete-game, 11-strikeout performance.

Freshman Kade Wroot (North Platte) hit key home runs in each game to help pace the MCC offense with three hits in six Friday at bats, he drove in five runs. Sophomore pitchers Spencer Ray (Greeley, Colo.) and Jesse Bloom (Centennial, Colo.) teamed up to hold OJC to four hits in Game 2 to pick up the 4-3 win.

“We feel like we should have won our last five games, but walks got us against NJC in the seventh inning Monday, and a couple defensive miscues Wednesday in the ninth,” Olsen said. “We have played well enough to flip a lot of games we’ve lost, we have just had a tough time putting them away, and we were able to do that today.”

The Indians were scored as the home team in the first game as MCC was scheduled to host Otero March 1 and 2 in a three-game series but those games were moved to Pueblo, where the third game of that series could not be played because of the weather.

Otero JC drops to 7-18 in Region IX play and 11-34 overall.

MCC climbs out of the Empire League basement into sixth place with a 9-15 record and 13-22 overall.

The two teams will wrap up their season series Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. (MT).

“We have a big day tomorrow, we knew if we could come play well this weekend we could get back in the mix our last 10 league games,” Olsen said. “We did a good job Day 1, we need to come out again ready to go tomorrow,” Olsen said.

GAME 1 – McCook CC 7, Otero JC 3: Indian starter Isaac Vargas walked the first two hitters of the game, recorded a strikeout then gave up an RBI double and a two-run single to give OJC a 3-0 lead before he got out of the inning, and stayed on track for the remainder of the game.

MCC reached the scoreboard in the fourth inning on an OJC error and back-to-back singles from Justin Lucas (Las Vagas) and Ricardo Jimenez, (Hialeah, Fla.).

Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, MCC scored six unearned runs with two outs. Julio Seperich (Las Vegas) started things off with a double followed by a Rattler error. Justin Lucas (Las Vegas) tied the game with a two-run double. After a walk, Kade Wroot doubled the MCC lead with a three-run homer. MCC kept the offense motoring with straight singles from Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.), Beau Hawley (Greeley, Colo.) and Angel Mojica (Denver) to put the Indians up 7-3.

Vargas went seven innings, allowed eight hits, walked two and struck out 11 hitters.

MCC banged out 10 hits in the game with two each from Lucas and Kretzel.

GAME 2 – McCook CC 4, Otero JC 2: Back to being the visiting team on the scoreboard, the Indians took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Kade Wroot home run and added two more in the third inning. Angel Mojica led off with a double and scored on a one-out single by Justin Lucas. Ricardo Jimemez singled in Lucas to give the Indians a 3-0 lead.

Spencer Ray, started for MCC and went four innings allowing one earned run and two hits, walking four and striking out five. Jesse Bloom came on in the fifth inning to pick up the save. He went three innings, allowed two hits, and two earned runs, two walks and struck out three.

The Indians went up 4-1 on an RBI-single by Wroot in the fifth inning.

Catcher Nolan Opheim went three-for-three at the plate 

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RIVERTON, Wyo. -- The McCook Community College golf team showed a seven-shot improvement Friday but were unable to overtake the hosts for second place in the Central Wyoming tournament. Eastern Wyoming finished in first with a two-day score of 575. Central Wyoming was second with a 612, and MCC was third with a 615.

“We had two amazing days for golf and had it going a little better today but was still a day of a lot of missed putts and some mental mistakes,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said. “It was a close competition for second place and we grinded hard but lost that battle by three shots.”

MCC’s Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) shot a 72 on Friday to finish in a tie for fifth place with a two-day total of 148. Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) came in with a 73 on Friday and a two-day total of 150 to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Sophomore Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) shot a 156. Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot a 162 and freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) had a 163.

Competing as an individual, Freshmen Trevor Oberg (McCook) shot a 166.

With one tournament left Eastern Wyoming has clinched the Region IX team championship with 94 points, MCC has clinched second place with 74 points and Central Wyoming is in third with 41 points. Northeastern Junior College has 40 points, Otero 28 and Lamar 7.

In the individual standings, Lampe leads all Region IX golfers in the individual player standings with 69 points. Three Eastern Wyoming golfers are in second, third and fourth place in Gonzalo Arcelay with 62 points, George Elliott with 61 points, and Harry Walch with 42 points.

Quick is in fifth place with 42 points. Tatman in ninth with 26 points and KC Carlson is 13th with 21 points.

The Indians wind up the regular season Thursday and Friday at the Eastern Wyoming meet in Torrington.

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1.Eastern Wyoming 285-290 -- 575

2.Central Wyoming 308-304 -- 612

3. McCook CC 311-304 -- 615

4. Otero JC 327-313 -- 640

5. Northeastern JC 333-326 -- 659

6. Lamar CC 369-256 *

* - Did not finish


5. (tie) Cameron Lampe 76-72--148

7. (tie) Ronnie Quick 77-73--150

Graham Gaspard 79-77--156

Chesney Tatman 80-82--162

KC Carlson 79-84--163

Trevor Oberg 82-84--166


Comments from Coach Joe Vetrovsky


The McCook Bison boys competed at the Gothenburg Invite on Thursday April 18th. The weather conditions were very windy with there being two different weather delays throughout the course of the round. The Bison boys competed extremely well given the adverse weather conditions by finishing first as a team with a 343. North Platte was runner-up with a 347. Overall, the team as a whole showed a lot of determination throughout the entire round given the weather conditions that they were confronted with. The Bison were lead by sophomore Brady Esch who had a steady round by scoring an 81 and placing 2nd as an individual. Brady was able to incorporate a lot of different shot variations in order to successfully manage the course through the windy conditions.

The Bison also had three other golfers who medaled in the tournament. Brandan Eckhardt had a nice round by scoring an 86 and placing 8th. Joel Gray had a very nice back nine score and scored an 87 which placed him 13th. Logan Barenberg had a consistent day as well by scoring an 89 which placed him 15th. The Bison golfers look to build off of this momentum as they head to the Holdrege Invite next Tuesday April 23rd.


McCook Community College’s baseball series with Otero Junior College at La Junta, Colo. has been moved up a day because of the weather forecast for Sunday.

The two teams will start play Friday at 1 p.m. (MT) and again with a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

MCC is 11-22 on the year and 7-15 in Region IX play. OJC is 7-16 in Region IX play and 11-32 overall.

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RIVERTON, Wyo. -- The McCook Community College golf team is in third place after the first round of the Central Wyoming Tournament.

The Indians trail first place Eastern Wyoming by 26 shots and third place Central by three shots heading into final-round action Friday. The Lancers lead with a 285, Central shot a 308 and MCC a 311.

“It was such a nice a day, with temperatures in the mid-60s with just a slight breeze, unfortunately it didn't result in a day that meets our standards,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said.

MCC’s Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) had the best individual round of the day with a 76, which was tied for sixth place. Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) shot a 77, which was tied for 11th place.

“We left a lot of strokes out there via bad putting, mis-clubbing, etc.,” Loop said. “The good news is tomorrow is forecast to be another nice day, so we have a chance to redeem ourselves.”

Sophomore Graham Gaspard (Breckenridge, Colo.) and freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) both shot 79s. Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) had an 80. Competing as an individual, freshman Trevor Oberg (McCook) shot an 82.

The teams return to action Friday for the final round.

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1. Eastern Wyoming 285

2. Central Wyoming 308

3. McCook CC 311

4. Northeastern JC 333

5. Otero JC 327

6. Lamar CC 369


Cameron Lampe 76

Ronnie Quick 77

Graham Gaspard 79

KC Carlson 79

Chesney Tatman 80

Trevor Oberg 82


The Nebraska volleyball team will play its lone 2019 spring match against Colorado State at the McCook Community College Graff Events Center in McCook, Nebraska on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. Doors to the match will open at 11:30 a.m., and the match will air on select Husker Sports Network radio affiliates online at and on the Huskers app. The Husker volleyball players will sign autographs following the match. The trip to McCook continues Nebraska’s tradition of touring the state for spring volleyball matches. The Huskers played Colorado State in Kearney in 2017 and have also made recent visits to Grand Island, Wayne, Norfolk and Ogallala.

About Nebraska
• Nebraska is coming off a 2018 season in which it reached the NCAA Final Four for the fourth straight year, a first in program history. The Huskers were the NCAA Runner-Up after dropping a five-set match to Stanford in Minneapolis.
• NU returns five starters from last year’s team, including first-team All-American Lauren Stivrins. The 6-4 middle blocker averaged 2.36 kills and 1.17 blocks per set while hitting .421 last season, the third-highest mark in school history.
• Setter Nicklin Hames earned All-America honorable mention as a freshman and was a Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection along with middle blocker Callie Schwarzenbach.

About Colorado State
• Colorado State went 23-8 last season and won the Mountain West Conference title with a 15-3 record. The Rams qualified for the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to Tennessee, 3-2, in the first round.
• Colorado State had no seniors on its roster last season and returns every starter, including All-America honorable-mention selections Katie Oleksak and Kirstie Hillyer. Oleksak, a 5-10 setter, is a two-time Mountain West Player of the Year. Hillyer, a 6-6 middle blocker, averaged 3.04 kills, 1.23 blocks and hit .363 last season.

150 years of Husker history headed to McCook
You’re invited to get one of the first looks at an exhibition highlighting historic University of Nebraska–Lincoln achievements as the N150 sesquicentennial celebration comes to McCook April 20-27. The exhibition will be available for viewing at the two locations below. Those with a ticket to the Nebraska Volleyball match this Saturday will have the first look – and then the exhibit will move to the historic Keystone building.

McCook Community College
Peter & Dolores Graff Events Center
Auxiliary Gym
401 East M Street
McCook, Neb.April 20: Nebraska vs. Colorado State Volleyball Match (Ticket required – sold out)
Doors open at 11:30 a.m., through the conclusion of the post-match autograph session
Keystone Events Center
402 Norris Avenue
McCook, Neb.
April 22-26: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
April 27: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The N150 traveling exhibition features key moments in the university’s 150-year history since its charter on February 15, 1869 — from influential alumni, legendary athletic programs and cultural contributions to agricultural, technological and science innovation and environmental stewardship. McCook will be the exhibition’s third stop outside Lincoln in a year-long tour throughout Nebraska, engaging every corner of the state to celebrate our University’s 150-year history and legacy.
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Omaha, Neb. – Trailing 3-0 after the first inning, Nebraska (21-11) came from behind to storm past Omaha, 8-5, at Werner Park on Wednesday night.

Luke Roskam led the Husker offense with a 4-for-4 performance, as NU churned out 12 hits as a team. Spencer Schwellenbach, Aaron Palensky and Joe Acker also registered multi-hit nights, as Schwellenbach smacked his first career home run.

In the opening frame, the Huskers were retired 1-2-3 with a strikeout, groundout and flyout. Omaha pounced early with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Starter Kyle Perry allowed four walks and one hit during the frame.

Nebraska plated one run in the top of the second to cut the score to 3-1. Acker laced a leadoff single before Roskam’s ground-rule double put runners on second and third. After a strikeout, Mojo Hagge’s sacrifice fly to center field drove in Acker for NU’s first run of the game. In the bottom of the second, Mike Waldron retired all three Maverick hitters.

NU scored three runs in the top of the third to take its first lead of the game at 4-3. Schwellenbach smashed his first career home run before Palensky singled and Angelo Altavilla walked. After a fielder’s choice, Roskam smoked a two-RBI double to drive in both runners. Omaha tied the game at 4-4 with one run in the bottom of the third. Despite not recording a hit, the Mavericks drew four walks, leaving three runners stranded.

Colby Gomes hit a leadoff single in the top of the fourth, but was left stranded in a scoreless frame for the Big Red. Omaha went down in order in the bottom of the fourth, as reliever Jaxon Hallmark recorded all three outs.

Roskam recorded his third hit of the game in the top of the fifth, but each of the other three Husker hitters failed to get on base. Omaha’s leadoff hitter in the fifth singled, but a lineout double play and foul-out ended a scoreless inning to keep the score tied at 4-4.

NU managed runners at the corners with two outs when Alex Henwood and Schwellenbach each singled in the top of the sixth, but a fielder’s choice kept them from scoring. The Mavericks managed two hits in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t take the lead as the score remained 4-4.

In the top of the seventh, NU managed back-to-back two-out walks, but a fielder’s choice ended the frame. Omaha managed one baserunner in a scoreless bottom of the seventh.

NU plated four runs in the top of the eighth to take an 8-4 lead. Henwood drew a one-out walk before Schwellenbach was hit-by-pitch. Palensky drove in one run with an RBI single. Acker smashed a two-RBI double and later scored when Roskam picked up his fourth hit of the night. In the bottom of the eighth, Thomas Debonville homered to cut the Husker lead to 8-5 before three consecutive groundouts.

In the top of the ninth, the Huskers went down in order. Gomes struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to earn his team-high seventh save of the season.

The Huskers travel to Iowa this weekend for a three-game series with the Hawkeyes. The games are scheduled for Friday at 6:05 p.m. (CT), Saturday at 2:05 p.m., and Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Saturday’s game will be televised on the Big Ten Network.


NORTH PLATTE – The McCook Community College softball team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday over North Platte in two distinctly different ways. Freshman Angel Valdez (West Jordan, Utah) tossed a complete game three-hitter in Game 1 to give MCC a 3-1 win and a seventh-inning grand slam off the bat of Hannah Jensen helped secure a 15-10 win in Game 2.

The wins put MCC in the driver’s seat in the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference standings with a 5-1 mark (all on the road) and will play each of the three conference teams twice more at home. The win also puts MCC at 22-22 on the season.

This weekend the Lady Indians will travel to Sterling, Colo. for a doubleheader with Northeastern Junior College Saturday at 1 p.m. (MT) and to Scottsbluff Sunday to play Western Nebraska in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. (MT).

The Lady Indians will be home for the final 10 games of the season with a doubleheader Tuesday against Otero Junior College (11 a.m.), Wednesday against Central Community College (1 p.m.), and Friday against Trinidad State Junior College (11 a.m.).

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NCCAC Standings

W-L (Overall)

McCook 5-1 22-22

Southeast 5-3 11-13

Central CC 3-3 8-18

North Platte 1-7 11-21



April 24: Central Community College at MCC, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

April 29: Southeast Community College at MCC 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

April 30: North Platte at McCook, 1 p.m., 3 p.m.


GAME 1 – McCook CC 3, North Platte CC 1: Down 2-1 in the third inning, the Lady Indians scored two runs which would be all the runs they needed to back the three-hit pitching of Angel Valdez.

Emily Charchuk (Victoria, British Columba) led off the MCC third with a single to right. Sophomore Sieara Price (Greeley, Colo.) delivered a two-out RBI-single followed by a Taylor Ford (McCook) RBI-single.

In the sixth inning MCC manufactured a run with a hit batter, a passed ball and a North Platte error.

The Lady Indians were held to four hits in the game including a double from Jerusha Miner (Gunnison Valley, Utah) and the three singles in the two-run third by Charchuk, Price and Ford.

GAME 2: – McCook CC 3, North Platte CC 1: The Indians scored three runs in the first inning, five in the second and another in the third inning to lead 9-0 but had to hold on to outlast North Platte.

A couple North Platte errors and a Taylor Ford sacrifice fly helped the Lady Indians get off to a 3-0 start. Kassidy Powers lifted a three-run homer to centerfield in the second inning to give MCC a 6-0 lead. The Lady Indians extended the lead with RBI singles from Jerusha Miner and Sarah Willier to put McCook up 8-0. Powers drove home a run in the third with a sacrifice fly.

North Platte chipped away with a pair of runs in the third and two more in the fifth inning to close within 9-4. MCC got one of those runs back in the sixth but the Knights came up with six runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 10-10.

Emily Charchuk broke up the tie in the top of the seventh with a bases-loaded walk and the next batter, Hannah Jensen (Aurora, Colo.), powered a grand-slam home run to center to give the Lady Indians the final margin of victory.

Freshman Sarah Willier (Ponoka, Alberta) started in the circle for MCC and went 4.2 innings, allowing six hits and four earned runs. Sophomore Kayla Harrison (Richmond, British Columbia) pitched two-thirds of an inning and gave up three hits and four earned runs. Freshman Etta Van Burgsteden (Kinistino, Saskatchwan) came on to pitch the final 1.2 innings and picked up the win, allowing one hit, a walk, a strikeout and one unearned run.

MCC outhit NPCC 12-10. Miner and Jade Hollands (Effington, Kan.) each had three hits, and Powers two.


NORFOLK – The McCook Community College and Northeast Community College baseball teams continued a recent tradition of slugfests Tuesday as the Hawks pulled out a 10-9 win in the bottom of the ninth inning. A couple ninth-inning errors enabled the Hawks to score the tying and winning runs.

The win was the 10th straight for Northeast Community College in its second year of existence under Coach Marcus Clapp, a McCook High School graduate. After playing their first 26 games on the road, the Hawks played their home-opener Sunday and are now 4-0 at home and 20-11 overall. One of those wins was a 15-10 win over MCC March 20 in Colby.

On Tuesday, Northeast scored three first-inning runs to take a brief 3-1 lead before the Indians tied it in the second on a two-run home run by sophomore Parker Kretzel (Thornton, Colo.).

MCC scored a run to take a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning on a Tyler Clark-Chiapparelli, (Austin, Texas) double and a single from Angel Mojica (Denver), but the Hawks responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning.

Trailing 7-4 in the eighth, it was the Indians who posted a five-run inning to take a 9-7 lead. Northeast pitchers walked two of the first three MCC hitters and hit a batter to load the bases for Kade Wroot (North Platte) who singled home the first run. A Hawk error led to the second run. A two-run single by Kaleb Taylor (McCook) put the Indians up 8-7 and a sacrifice fly put MCC up by two runs.

The Hawks used nine pitchers while the Indians used six. Freshman Victor Santiago (Caguas, Puerto Rico) pitched three scoreless, hitless innings, and freshman Yasnier Laureano (Anderson, S.C.) was the only other MCC pitcher who made it through an inning unscathed -- with one inning of work, a walk and two strikeouts.

The Hawks out-hit MCC 8-7. Clark-Chiaparrelli had a pair of doubles and Taylor had two hits and two RBIs for the Indians.

The Indians fall to 11-22 on the year and will travel to La Junta, Colo. this weekend to take on Otero Junior College Saturday with a doubleheader on Sunday.

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