Kyle Mach: "We did what we were supposed to do and got the W."■ Huskers down to last strike (Omaha World Herald):
Tim Jamieson: "There's a trust in the lineup now. The guys believe if i don't do it, the next guy will. that takes a lot of pressure off the batters."
"There's always something to play for," catcher Cody Neer said.
This weekend, it's a little piece of payback.Mizzou derailed Nebraska's season with a series sweep a year ago in Columbia. The Huskers began the final weekend of the regular season ranked No. 5 nationally but were outscored 37-13 to start a stretch of seven losses in nine games that ended with a 1-2 mark in the NCAA Lincoln regional.
"Maybe the opposite will happen," outfielder Nick Sullivan said. "Maybe this will get us on a roll toward the end of the season."
■ The Teacher at Taylor is a great profile of Tim Jamieson on page 87 of the May issue of Inside Columbia magazine. A few quotes:
With a calm, understated determination, Jamieson goes about building his life
and his baseball program.
When Jamieson was a kid, he would sneak into Missouri's baseball field and practice with his friends. . . . All this was on the field where Jamieson would stand years later as manager of a nationally ranked team. "Our focus is to be better prepared than our opponent. I don't necessarily have a philosophy other than every day we're trying to get better."