Kearney, Neb. – Junior Alex Achtermann had another big day at the plate, senior Mitchell Robinson tossed a complete game eight-hitter and Nebraska-Kearney turned two inning-ending double plays to beat Emporia State, 11-3, Monday in Kansas. With today’s win the Lopers (19-15, 12-8) take the series from the Hornets (19-15, 10-11). Due to weather, the three-game set was pushed back a full day. UNK is now in sole possession of fifth place in the MIAA.
After hitting for the cycle on Sunday, Achtermann (Denver) went 3 for 5 today with three runs scored. He’s now batting a team-best .411 on the season and has reached base safely in 25 straight games. In this series, the pitcher and position player went 10 for 14 (.714) with seven runs and five RBI’s. UNK battered Emporia pitching all weekend to the tune of 46 hits (13 doubles and seven home runs) and a .348 average. Today, the Lopers four through eight hitters each had a multi-hit and multi-RBI effort. UNK hosts the Fort Hays State Tigers (13-22, 5-16) this Wednesday at Memorial Field to begin a six-game home stand. First pitch will be at 3 p.m.