Game 3: #1 Illinois 3-2 over #8 Nebraska

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  1. saluno22

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    #8 NEBRASKA (34-21 overall, 9-14 conference)
    CF Boldt
    RF Meyers
    C Lubach
    LF Alvarado
    3B Headley
    1B Schreiber
    DH Miller
    2B Placzek
    SS Edrington
    P Sinclair (6-7)

    #1 ILLINOIS (45-6-1 overall, 21-1 conference)
    SS Walton
    LF Nagle
    2B Re. Roper
    C Goldstein
    RF Fletcher
    DH McInerney
    1B Kerlan
    CF Krug
    3B Ry. Roper
    P Duchene (10-1)

    Nebraska definitely has the largest media entourage and support staff of the 6 teams who have been on the field so far. Cameramen on the field during warmups, doing work in the dugouts.

    Both teams appear at ease in their pre-game routines and looking sharp in their fielding practice.

    Gentle wind blowing from LF to RF.

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    hopefully we have a couple thousand fans there but who knows with the play recently and the fear of us going 2 and BBQ. :/
     
  3. saluno22

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    DOZENS!
     
  4. saluno22

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    Roeder has gotten rid of the beard.
     
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    An attempt to shake up the current mojo, no doubt.
     
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    Top 1: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Boldt: K swinging (fouled first pitch directly into ankle)
    Meyers: Groundout to P, 1-3
    Lubach: Groundout to SS, 6-3

    0-0
     
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    Bot 1: Illinois

    Sinclair P for Nebraska

    Walton: K looking
    Nagle: Single lined to CF
    Re. Roper: Fly out to LF
    Goldstein: Lined out to LF

    0-0

    Illinois was crushing the ball. Just crushing it.
     
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    Top 2: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Alvarado: Soft groundout to 3B, 5-3
    Headley: Lined out to CF
    Schreiber: Single thru 2B, short hopped over 2B's glove
    Miller: Walk, Schreiber to 2nd (Duchene was pitching away on Miller)
    Placzek: Deep fly out to LF (Duchene pounded Placzek inside, could have taken a couple of those for a HBP)

    0-0

    The NU bench is the most vocal of all teams thus far.
     
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    A run would have been nice but it was good to make Duchene throw a lot of pitches.
     
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    Bot 2: Illinois

    Sinclair P for Nebraska

    Fletcher: Deep fly out to LF down the line
    McInerney: Walk
    Kerian: Lined out to 1B, McInerney gets doubled up as Schreiber steps on the bag

    0-0
     
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    I must say, these media timeouts are really changing the pace of play between innings.
     
  12. saluno22

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    Yeah, we really worked the counts that inning.
     
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    Top 3: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Edrington: Single sliced to RF
    Boldt: Fly out to RF
    - Edrington caught stealing
    Meyers: Fly out to CF

    0-0

    At least we're starting to make decent contact off Duchene now.
     
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    Bot 3: Illinois

    Sinclair P for Nebraska

    Krug: Ground out on bunt, 1-3
    Ry. Roper: Fly out to RF (right-center)
    Walton: Fly out to RF (right-center)

    0-0

    Husker crowd also the most vocal of the six fan based so far. In terms of numbers, Iowa may have had just a shade more than what we have here currently. However, we have more fans attending games involving other teams by far. There are a few Iowa and Michigan fans sticking around, and a gaggle of Minnesota loyalists.
     
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    Wow, another extended delay between innings due to TV.
     
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    Top 4: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Lubach: Groundout to 2B deep in the hole, 4-3
    Alvarado: Groundout to SS, 6-3 (chopper over the pitcher's head)
    Headley: K swinging

    0-0
     
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    Bot 4: Illinois

    Sinclair P for Nebraska

    Nagle: Walk
    Re. Roper: K swinging
    Goldstein: K swinging
    Fletcher: Ground out to SS, 6-3. Chopper back to Sinclair, off his glove, and Edrington makes a great hussle play and strong throw to end the inning.

    0-0

    HUGE play by Edrington to end the inning, team was pumped coming off the field. Sinclair went from dejection to elation in a split second.

    Quite a few check throws over to 1st with Nagle on.
    Wind has changed, now gently going out toward right-center.
     
  18. saluno22

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    ...and another delay coming back from break.
     
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    Top 5: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Schreiber: Single lined through the left side (Duchene really had command of his breaking pitches to fool Schreiber to an 0-2 count)
    Miller: 3-pitch K looking
    Placzek: Double in the left-center gap, Schreiber to 3rd. Schreiber misread Kirby's sign (I'm going to say he was a bit late on the sign change), but Schreiber got back to 3rd.
    Edrington: Fly out to shallow CF, runners hold at 2nd and 3rd.
    Boldt: K swinging

    0-0

    Big missed opportunity to cash in on the momentum.
    Looked like a questionable strike call on the third strike on Miller, and the umpire appears to be generous inside on righties and outside on lefties.

    Duchene up to 71 pitches (22/49 Balls/Strikes, 4 Ks).

    Some late-arriving Husker fans, looks like we have more than what Iowa had for game 2.
     
  20. saluno22

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    Bot 5: Illinois

    Sinclair P for Nebraska

    McInerney: Deep fly out to LF warning track in front of 377 sign
    Kerian: Deep fly out to RF (right-center). Meyers had to go a long way for that one.
    Krug: Groundout to SS, 6-3. Wes double clutched the throw but got it there in time. Not sure exactly what happened on that, there wasn't a replay in the stadium.

    0-0

    Illinois back to hitting it deep (but at least not out).

    Lubach needed a little extra time after the 1-2 delivery to Krug was foul tipped to him.

    Sinclair at 70 pitches (25/45 Balls/Strikes).
     
  21. Hoosker Du

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    More than you'll....'never' know..
     
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    Top 6: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Meyers: Lined out to 2B
    Lubach: Standup double, one-hop off the wall in right-center (saw lots of pitches, fouled many off to stay alive, excellent AB)
    *** Alvarado: Standup double down the LF line, Lubach scores
    Headley: Single thru the left side, Alvarado to 3rd
    - Illinois coach visits mound after Headley plate appearance (Duchene at 89 pitches)
    *** Schreiber: Looping single to RF, Headley to 3rd, Alvarado scores (One pitch on bunt attempt was thrown behind the batter; fouled off quite a few to stay alive at 2-2, another excellent AB)
    Miller: 6-4-3 double play. Miller just about beat the throw.

    2-0 Nebraska

    Wind is back to going from LF to RF, a little stiffer now (the wind, minds out of the gutter).

    Duchene got very slow and deliberate in his approach in the Schreiber plate appearance.

    Duchene is at 102 pitches (32/70 Balls/Strikes).
     
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    I will say this, Husker fans are grumbling about ball and strike calls, but the umpire has been consistent with his zone. I'm not saying his zone is correct, but he has been consistent.
     
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    That being said, frustratingly late 3rd strike call in the Walton AB.
     
  25. Hoosker Du

    Hoosker Du Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
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    Those routine ground balls always pose the greatest difficulty. :(
     
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    Bot 6: Illinois

    Sinclair P for Nebraska

    Ry. Roper: Singled thru the left side past Headley
    Walton: K looking
    Nagle: Single lined to left-center over Edrington's head, Ry. Roper to 3rd
    *** Re. Roper: Single thru the right side, Nagle to 3rd, Ry. Roper scores, Re. Roper to 2nd on throw (tag missed)
    *** Goldstein: Sac fly to CF, Nagle tags to score, Re. Roper holds at 2nd
    Fletcher: Reaches on a fielding error by Headley
    - PITCHING CHANGE: Chestnut
    McInerney: K swinging

    2-2

    Sinclair threw 100 pitches (didn't catch the balls/strikes before the stat board was changed for Chestnut).
     
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    BAD strike 3 call on Bolt
     
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    Boy, you guys REALLY got hosed on that call. That thing was a good 6 inches to a foot outside. Poor performance by this HP ump has hurt both teams today. If the Hawks get this guy when they play Michigan tomorrow, they'll play the game under protest...
     
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    Top 7: Nebraska

    Duchene P for Illinois

    Placzek: Walk
    Edrington: Sac bunt 1-3, Placzek to 2nd
    Boldt: K looking (The ump is being consistent, but that called 3rd strike was ridiculous)
    - PITCHING CHANGE: Blackburn
    - PINCH HITTER: Darby
    Darby: K swinging

    2-2

    Duchene threw 112 pitches (37/75 Balls/Strikes).
     
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    The HP ump has been anything but consistent. Unless you count "consistently bad".
     
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    Bot 7: Illinois

    Chestnut P for Nebraska
    Darby remains in the game at RF

    Kerian: Fly out to LF, Alvarado sprinting in to make the play
    Krug: K swinging
    Ry. Roper: Single thru the left side
    Walton: Foul out to C

    2-2

    Now some grumbling in the stands from Illini faithful on the B/S calls.
     
  32. saluno22

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    That's exactly what I mean.
     
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    Top 8: Nebraska

    Blackburn P for Illinois

    Lubach: Single up the middle
    Alvarado: 3-6 douple play, 1B steps on the bag for one and Lubach is tagged by SS for two
    Headley: Line out to SS

    2-2

    Very quick half inning.
     
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    Some bad luck in the top of 8th. Three well hit balls.
     
  35. Hoosker Du

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    You're not going to win games when you boot the ball all over the infield.
     
  36. saluno22

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    Bot 8: Illinois

    PITCHING CHANGE: Howell

    Nagle: Single to 2B (Should have been a fielding error on Placzek)
    Re. Roper: Walk
    - Silva visits mound after Re. Roper plate appearance
    Goldstein: Sac bunt 3-4, Re. Roper to 2nd, Nagle to 3rd
    Fletcher: Intentional walk
    *** McInerney: Infield single under Schreiber, Fletcher to 2nd, Re. Roper to 3rd, Nagle scores
    Kerian: Fielder's choice 1-2, McInerney to 2nd, Fletcher to 3rd, Re. Roper out at home
    Krug: Groundout to SS, 6-3

    3-2 Illinois
     
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    Nebraska their own worst enemy today....Illinois pretty lucky.
     
  38. saluno22

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    That 0-1 strike to Schreiber shocked the Illini fans. Just bad.
     
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    Top 9: Nebraska

    PITCHING CHANGE: Jay

    Schreiber: Groundout to 3B, 5-3
    PINCH HITTER: Fish
    Fish: 3-pitch K swinging, ball in dirt, tagged by C
    Placzek: Foul out to 1B

    FINAL: 3-2 Illinois

    Nebraska (34-22) plays in tomorrow's 1pm elimination game against the loser of the next game.
    Illinois (46-6-1) plays in tomorrow's 9pm winners' bracket game against the winner of the next game.

    Next Game: #5 Michigan State vs. #4 Maryland
     
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    You need a little luck to win 27 straight.
     

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