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UNO Baseball walks-off against BYU

UNO Baseball walks-off against BYU

OMAHA, Neb. – Mike Boeve’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth led the Mavericks to a 6-5 walk-off victory over BYU at Tal Anderson Field on Friday night.

The win moves the Mavericks to 14-16 on the year while BYU falls to 11-19.

How it Happened

  • BYU began the scoring in the second with an RBI single through the left side to grab the game’s first lead.
  • The Maverick took a one-run lead in the third when BYU’s right fielder misplayed Chris Esposito’s single, allowing Harrison Denk and Masen Prososki to touch home.
  • Omaha doubled its lead in the fourth when Keil Krumwiede blasted his third homer of the year off the light pole in left field.
  • Leading 3-1 in the sixth, Parker Smejkal sent a 3-1 pitch over the wall down the right field line for a solo home run and his second homer of the season.
  • The Mavericks added a second run in the sixth when Krumwiede raced home from second on a failed pickoff move by Drew Zimmerman.
  • Trailing 5-1, the Cougars pieced together four runs on five hits to tie the game back up at five.
  • After a pair of scoreless half innings in the bottom of the eighth and top of the ninth, Omaha and BYU headed to the bottom of the ninth locked up at five.
  • Brett Bonar began the bottom of the ninth reaching on an error and advanced to second with no outs on a wild pitch.
  • Prososki drew a walk after a pair of strikeouts to put runners on first and second with two outs for Boeve.
  • Boeve smacked a 1-2 pitch to left that dribbled out of the glove of the leaping left fielder to send Bonar home for the game-winning run.

Inside the Box Score

  • Denk, Beove, Esposito, Smejkal and Krumwiede recorded one hit for the Mavericks at the plate.
  • Richie Holetz had the no-decision after allowing one run on four hits and striking out seven Cougars in six innings.
  • Spencer KoelewynHenry Ristvedt and Tanner Howe combined to pitch the next 1.1 innings in relief.
  • Josiah Scott improved to 2-1 on the season after tossing the final 1.2 innings while not allowing a hit and striking out three.

On Deck
The Mavericks go for the series sweep in tomorrow’s series finale with BYU. First pitch from Tal Anderson Field is set for 12 p.m.

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