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Nebraska Baseball Silences K-State’s Offense Wednesday Night


LINCOLN, Neb. ( – Nebraska’s Jackson Brockett turned in the program’s first nine-inning, no-hitter since 1954 to lead the Cornhuskers to an 8-0 victory over K-State Wednesday night at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

“Brockett was unreal tonight for Nebraska,” said K-State head coach Pete Hughes. “That was a pitching staff playing their fourth game in four days, which makes his performance even more impressive.”

Brockett tossed nine no-hit innings to pick up the win in his career-long outing, as he struck out a career-high 12 and allowed just two walks (2-0). The win marked not only the lefty’s first career complete game, but also his first career shutout.

“It was no fluke tonight. He kept us off balance all night. There was hardly a threat of a hit,” Hughes said.

“Sometimes you need to get punched in the nose to put you back on the right track. Friday will be here before we know it and the appropriate reaction to tonight’s result must be in play.”

K-State (26-18), who was shut out for the third time of the season, held Nebraska to one run through four innings, until the Cornhuskers (28-15) scored seven runs in a four-inning span to put the game away.

The no-hit bid was the first time K-State was left without a hit since May 15, 2021, vs. Kansas.

Seven pitchers made an appearance on the mound for K-State with right-hander Josh Wintroub credited with the loss (2-3). The Littleton, Colo., product surrendered one run (unearned) on two hits with three strikeouts in his 2 1/3 inning start.

Nebraska struck first in the opening frame as Riley Silva walked before stealing second and advancing to third on a throwing error. The junior outfielder quickly crossed the plate, as a wild pitch got past the Cats’ catcher to hand the Huskers the 1-0 lead.

Cole Wisenbaker relieved Wintroub in the third inning, inheriting a runner on first with one out.

The sophomore walked the first batter he faced to make it first and third, but the Wildcats defense quickly picked up the final two outs to keep the game within one.

After four 1-2-3 innings behind Brockett, Raphael Pelletier reached base with the help of a throwing error before a walk was issued to Chuck Ingram to put the only Wildcat in scoring position on the night. With runners on first and second, a ground ball up the middle resulted in a double play to end the threat.

Nebraska immediately responded in the bottom of the inning with four insurance runs, securing the win.


  • K-State committed two errors and left two men on base.
  • Nebraska scored eight runs on 12 hits, committed one error, and stranded eight runners on base.
  • Seven pitchers made an appearance on the mound for K-State.
  • Wintroub (2-3) suffered the loss, surrendering one run (unearned) on two hits with three strikeouts in his 2 1/3 innings of work.
  • K-State caught two runners stealing in the nightcap, including a play at home.
  • Brockett tossed nine no-hit innings to pick up the win in his career-long outing with 12 strikeouts.
  • K-State was 0-for-4 with runners on base and 0-for-1 with a runner in scoring position.
  • Nebraska hit .429 (6-for-14) with runners on base and was 3-for-10 (.300) with men in scoring position.
  • Neither team drove in a run with two outs.


  • Nebraska leads the all-time series 176-116, including a 92-43 record in Lincoln.
  • K-State is 10-13 on the road, including 8-12 in true road games.
  • The Cats were shut out for the third time this season.
  • The loss marked K-State’s first no-hit game since May 15, 2021, vs. Kansas.

K-State heads into another challenging weekend when the Wildcats host in-state rival KU (25-15, 12-9 Big 12) at Tointon Family Stadium for the annual Dillions Sunflower Showdown, starting Friday at 6 p.m. CT.