LINCOLN — Senior catcher Corey Stringer had three hits and five RBIs to lead the White team to a 10-2 win Thursday night, avoiding a sweep in the finale of Nebraska’s three fall practice scrimmages.
The White team had managed just two runs and four hits in the first two games of the Red-White series, but it scored four times in the third and three times each in the fifth and sixth innings Thursday.
Senior Ty Kildow crossed the plate three times and recorded three hits for the White team. Three of his teammates — junior Austin Darby, freshman Matt Leuty and junior Christian Cox — had two hits.
The Red team won 4-1 on Tuesday and 5-1 on Wednesday, but it couldn’t generate enough offense Thursday. Freshman Ryan Boldt hit the lone home run of the series in the third inning, blasting a solo shot into the right field bullpen. Boldt had four hits in the three games.
Coach Darin Erstad said afterward that he was pleased with the effort and energy of his players, but with 18 newcomers, he indicated that he’ll still be evaluating the roster through the preseason. The Huskers begin winter conditioning later this month. The season starts Feb. 14.
Erstad also thanked the 1,237 fans who showed up Thursday to create an atmosphere that he said compared to a midweek game. Admission was free, but temperatures dipped into the 40s and the wind was gusting at 20 mph.
“It’s just awesome,” Erstad said of the crowd.
White ............................ 004 033 0—10 14 0
Red ............................ 101 000 0—2 4 2
W: Howell. L: Thune.