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Steven M. Sipple: Huskers swing and miss on chance for landmark day, but June holds promise

STEVEN M. SIPPLE Lincoln Journal StarMay 27, 2019

OMAHA -- It was one of those dreamy days on the diamond. Yes, sir, it was one of those days that a college baseball player might remember for years and years.

Ohio State’s players may remember Sunday forever. The Buckeyes jumped all over each other in a dog pile following their 3-1 triumph against Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament championship game before 17,503 at TD Ameritrade Park.

For the Huskers, it was generally a day they’d like to forget. Their pitching was fine. But not much went right offensively. Yes, sir, for the home team it was basically one gigantic missed opportunity. All those fans on hand. All that energy. All that sunshine. A chance to celebrate the program’s fifth conference tournament championship and first since 2005 when guys like Alex Gordon, Joba Chamberlain, Johnny Dorn, Zach Kroenke and Curtis Ledbetter were creating memories.

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