FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Univ. of Ark.) - Three Nebraska pitchers combined to no-hit Arkansas as the Cornhuskers defeated the 12th-ranked Razorbacks, 3-0, in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Haymarket Park.
The Razorbacks drop to 25-13 with the loss, while Nebraska improves to 15-19 with the win.
Kyle Kubat, Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt combined to throw Nebraska's first combined no hitter since March 6, 1993, when the Cornhuskers no hit Peru State.
Kubat threw the first five innings, striking out three and walking one. Niederklein struck out one and walked one in 2.1 innings, while Vogt struck out one and walked one in 1.2 innings.
Arkansas starter Trey Killian (3-3) took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits in two innings. Michael Gunn and Landon Simpson combined to throw six scoreless innings in relief. Gunn struck out four in four innings, while Simpson also fanned four in two innings.
Isaac Hellbusch reached base all three times he came to the plate for the Razorbacks. Hellbusch drew two walks and was hit by a pitch. Matt Vinson also reached base on a walk.
Chad Christensen had two hits and two RBI to lead Nebraska at the plate. Michael Pritchard also had two hits for the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska struck first with a run in the bottom of the first. With a runner on first and two out, Christensen doubled to the right-center field alley, scoring Pat Kelly with the game's first run.
The Cornhuskers added two runs in the bottom of the third. Nebraska loaded the bases with nobody out and Christensen drove in his second run of the day with an infield single to make it 2-0. A fielder's choice ground out by Austin Darby brought home Nebraska's third run of the day.
That was the last run that either team would score as the pitching staffs for both teams took over and Nebraska would record the 3-0 victory.
Game two of the twinbill between the Razorbacks and Cornhuskers is set for 6:35 p.m. and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.