Beating the nation’s 12th ranked team is a noteworthy accomplishment. Beating the nation’s 12th ranked with your program’s first D1 no-hitter in 60 years? Well, now that’s something we need to talk about. Three Nebraska pitchers combined to no-hit Arkansas yesterday in the first game of a doubleheader. The Cornhuskers, at 16-19, aren’t generally known as a college baseball powerhouse. The Diamond Hogs on the other hand have been to the College World Series seven times, including last year. This is the first time they’ve ever been no-hit.
A trio of Huskers combined for the eighth no-hitter in school history on Tuesday, as Kyle Kubat, Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt held No. 10 Arkansas hitless for a 3-0 Nebraska win in the first game of a doubleheader.
It was the fourth combined no-hitter in school history and the first no-hitter since four Huskers no-hit Peru State on March 6, 1993. Tuesday was the first no-hitter against a Division I program since April 5, 1981, when Anthony Kelley no-hit the Oklahoma Sooners in seven innings. The last nine-inning no-hitter against a DI team was on April 20, 1954, when Richard Geier threw a perfect game against the Kansas Jayhawks.
Can we just eliminate that no-hitter against Peru State? That doesn’t even sound like an accredited university. That’s akin to dropping 100 points on the University of Phoenix bball squad.