May 29, 1999

Nebraska Stays Alive With Win Over Bowling Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nebraska eliminated Bowling Green from the NCAA Regional Tournament with a 10-5 win. The Cornhuskers fell behind 5-2 after four innings, but rallied to keep their season alive. Nebraska will next play at 7 p.m. against the Ohio State-Mississippi State loser in an elimination game.

Justin Cowan drove in four runs and scored three to pace Nebraskas offense.

Lee Morrison picked up three hits for Bowling Green. He drove in three runs on a solo home run and a two-run triple.

The Falcons scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the second. Morrison drilled a solo shot to give Bowling Green a 1-0 lead.

The Cornhuskers came back with two runs in the top of the fourth. After a walk to Ken Harvey, Cowan hit his ninth home run of the year to put Nebraska ahead 2-1.

Bowling Green answered with four runs in the bottom half of the inning to regain the lead. Back-to-back singles by Alan Gilhousen and Bob Niemet put runners at first and second with no outs. Morrison knocked both runners in with his first triple of the season. Matt Mlynarek followed with a single to plate Morrison. Three batters later Nick Elrod brought Mlynarek home with a single to right.

Nebraska scored two runs in the sixth to make the score 5-4 Bowling Green. Cowan walked to lead off the inning. Brandt Vlieger then doubled to put runners on second and third. Two batters later Danny Kimura delivered a two-out single to knock in both runners.

The Cornhuskers took the lead in the seventh. Erik Mumm started the inning with a single. Two batters later John Cole drove him home with a single. After a single by Harvey, Cowan doubled to knock in two runs. Vlieger drove home the fourth run of the inning with a single to make the score 8-5 Nebraska.

Nebraska added two runs to its lead in the eighth. Brian Johnson singled to start the inning. Jamal Strong doubled two batters later. Harvey knocked in both runners with a double to give Nebraska a 10-5 lead.

1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional