The Arizona Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season Sunday afternoon in their final game of the Frisco Classic, falling to Nebraska 1-0.
The difference in the game was an unearned run the Huskers plated in the first inning, which they made stand up for the rest of the game. Nebraska leadoff hitter Mojo Hagge singled to left and moved to third on an errant pickoff throw from starter Rio Gomez. The next batter, Luis Alvarado, singled to right to score Hagge for what would be the only run of the game.
Gomez was brilliant after the back-to-back singles to open the game. The junior left-hander ended up going seven innings, allowing seven hits, the unearned run, walking one and striking out five. He suffered his first career loss, dropping to 7-1 for his career.
he Cats outhit Nebraska eight to seven in the game, but went 0-10 with runners in scoring position, while Nebraska went 1-2. The Cats had a runner reach second base in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, but couldn’t bring him home to plate the tying run.
Arizona baseball will look to rebound, as they continue their road trip on Thursday, to play Texas Tech.