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Inning-by-Inning Narrative Game Three – 1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional Nebraska vs. Bowling Green May 29, 1999 at Columbus, Ohio (Bill Davis Stadium)

Starting Lineups (in batting order):

Nebraska Bowling Green ————————- ————————— 1 cf Jamal Strong 37 lf Aric Christman 4 lf John Cole 9 2b Kenny Burdine 32 1b Ken Harvey 4 dh Alan Gilhousen 24 dh Justin Cowan 34 1b Bob Niemet 6 ss Brandt Vlieger 12 rf Lee Morrison 7 2b Will Bolt 10 cf Matt Mlynarek 21 3b Danny Kimura 6 c Brad Simon 16 c Brian Johnson 3 3b Matt Best 10 rf Erik Mumm 1 ss Nick Elrod 31 p Jay Sirianni 23 p Chris Vaught

Todays starters: Nebraska: Jay Sirianni, 6-3 (6.69 ERA) Bowling Green: Chris Vaught, 5-5 (4.37 ERA)

Umpires —————- Home: Jay Asher 1st: Mark McGill 2nd: Bob Homolka 3rd: Mark Chapman

Time of First Pitch: 11:05 am EDT Game Time Temperature: 84 degrees Game Time Weather: sunny Length of Game: 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————- Nebraska 000 202 420 – 10 15 2 Bowling Green 010 400 000 – 5 14 0 ———————————————-

Nebraska inning 1

Strong singled to center field (1-0). Cole flied out to rf (1-1). Strong out at second p to 1b to ss, caught stealing. Harvey walked (3-0). Cowan flied out to cf (0-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 1

Christman grounded out to 2b (0-0). Burdine singled to shortstop (1-0). Burdine out at second p to 1b to ss, caught stealing. Gilhousen flied out to cf (1-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nebraska inning 2

Vlieger struck out swinging (2-2). Bolt flied out to cf (1-2). Kimura grounded out to ss (2-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 2

Niemet struck out swinging (2-2). Morrison homered to left center, RBI (0-1). Mlynarek struck out swinging (2-2). Simon struck out swinging (1-2). 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Nebraska inning 3

Johnson struck out swinging (3-2). Mumm grounded out to ss (1-1). Strong grounded out to ss (0-1). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 3

Best singled to left field (1-0). Elrod popped up to 2b (2-0). Christman fouled out to 1b (0-2). Burdine struck out swinging (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska inning 4

Cole grounded out to 2b (0-1). Harvey walked (3-0). Cowan homered to left center, 2 RBI (1-1); Harvey scored. Vlieger singled to right field (0-0). Bolt flied out to cf (0-1). Kimura struck out swinging (3-2). 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 4

Gilhousen singled to center field (0-0). Niemet singled down the lf line (0-0); Gilhousen advanced to second. Morrison tripled to center field, 2 RBI (2-2); Niemet scored; Gilhousen scored. Mlynarek singled to center field, RBI (3-1); Morrison scored. Simon out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt (1-0); Mlynarek advanced to second. Spiehs to p for Sirianni. Mlynarek advanced to third on an error by 3b, caught stealing. Best struck out swinging (1-2). Elrod singled to right field, RBI (2-2); Mlynarek scored, unearned. Christman singled to center field (0-0); Elrod advanced to second. Burdine grounded out to 1b unassisted (0-1). 4 runs, 6 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Nebraska inning 5

Johnson doubled to right field (1-1). Mumm struck out looking (0-2). Strong grounded out to ss (3-1). Cole grounded out to ss (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 5

Gilhousen grounded out to ss (1-0). Niemet grounded out to ss (2-1). Morrison singled to right field (0-0). Mlynarek struck out looking (1-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska inning 6

Harvey flied out to cf (1-0). Cowan walked (3-0). Vlieger doubled down the lf line (0-1); Cowan advanced to third. Bolt struck out swinging (1-2). Kimura singled to center field, 2 RBI (0-0); Vlieger scored; Cowan scored. Johnson reached on a fielder’s choice to shortstop (0-1); Kimura out at second ss to 2b. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 6

Simon singled to right center (2-1). Ryan pinch hit for Best. Ryan lined out to lf (2-2). Elrod walked (3-2); Simon advanced to second. Christman grounded out to ss (1-2); Elrod advanced to second; Simon advanced to third. Burdine flied out to cf (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

Nebraska inning 7

Ryan to 3b. Mumm singled to right field (0-0). Strong grounded out to 2b (1-2); Mumm advanced to second. Cole singled to left field, RBI (2-1); Mumm scored. Muzi to p for Vaught. Harvey singled to right field (0-2); Cole advanced to third. Cowan doubled to center field, 2 RBI (2-1); Harvey scored; Cole scored. Vlieger singled to center field, RBI (0-1); Cowan scored. Flere to p for Muzi. Bolt struck out looking (0-2). Vlieger advanced to second on a balk. Kimura fouled out to c (1-0). 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 7

Gilhousen singled to left field (1-0). Niemet flied out to cf (3-2). Morrison fouled out to 1b (2-1). Mlynarek grounded out to 2b (0-0). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Nebraska inning 8

Johnson singled to right field (1-2). Mumm struck out (1-2). Johnson advanced to second on a wild pitch. Strong doubled to center field (3-1); Johnson advanced to third. Cole grounded out to 3b (1-1). Fontana to p for Flere. Harvey singled to center field, 2 RBI (1-1); Strong scored; Johnson scored. Harvey advanced to second on a wild pitch. Cowan fouled out to 1b (2-2). 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 8

Marcum pinch hit for Simon. Marcum singled to third base (3-2). Ryan reached on a fielder’s choice to first base (1-2); Marcum advanced to second on an error by 1b. Elrod walked (3-0); Ryan advanced to second; Marcum advanced to third. Christman fouled out to ss (2-1). Burdine grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b (0-1); Elrod out on the play. 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Nebraska inning 9

Marcum to c. Vlieger singled to left field (0-1). Bolt out at first p to 2b, SAC, bunt (0-0); Vlieger advanced to second. Kimura flied out to cf (0-0); Vlieger advanced to third. Johnson flied out to cf (2-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Bowling Green inning 9

Gilhousen grounded out to 2b (1-2). Niemet grounded out to 2b (2-1). Morrison singled to third base (1-1). Mlynarek struck out looking (0-2). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Muzi faced 3 batters in the 7th.

1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional