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Josh Caron Powers Huskers to a Commanding Victory Over GCU

Josh Caron’s two home runs and five RBIs catapulted the Nebraska baseball team to an emphatic 11-1 victory over Grand Canyon University at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark on Friday night. This milestone win not only marked Nebraska’s third victory of the season but also heralded head coach Will Bolt’s 100th career victory, etching his name as the sixth coach in the program’s history to reach such an illustrious milestone.

The Huskers, now standing at 3-2, showcased their offensive prowess by amassing 11 runs on 17 hits, leaving the Antelopes, who dropped to 4-2, trailing with a solitary run on four hits. The night, however, belonged to Caron, who went 2-for-4, echoing his previous career-high in homers and RBIs achieved last season at South Alabama.

Supporting Caron’s stellar performance, Tyler Stone and Will Jesske each added doubles and combined for three RBIs, with Stone driving in two runs. Additionally, Cayden Brumbaugh and Riley Silva contributed significantly with three hits apiece, underlining Nebraska’s dominant batting display. Garrett Anglim and Cole Evans also made noteworthy contributions with two hits each.

On the mound, Brett Sears delivered an outstanding performance, throwing six scoreless innings and striking out a career-high seven batters for the second consecutive weekend. Sears’ control and precision limited GCU to just two hits and a walk. Freshman Ty Horn, securing his first save of the season, pitched the final three innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Nebraska wasted no time asserting its dominance, jumping to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, courtesy of Caron’s two-run homer. The Huskers doubled their lead in the third inning, thanks to Stone’s two-RBI double, further consolidating their position.

The Huskers’ relentless attack continued, with runs in the fourth and seventh innings, extending the lead to 6-0. Although GCU managed to score in the bottom of the seventh, Caron’s second homer of the night—a three-run blast in the eighth—effectively sealed the game for Nebraska.

The Huskers didn’t let up, adding two more runs in the ninth inning to secure an 11-1 rout. This comprehensive victory not only demonstrates Nebraska’s balanced team performance but also underscores their potential for the season ahead.

The series between Nebraska and Grand Canyon continues with a game set for Saturday night at 7 p.m. CT, available for viewing on ESPN+ and for listening on the Huskers Radio Network. With this commanding win under their belt, the Huskers are poised to build on their momentum as they aim for continued success in the series and the season at large.

Stay tuned to for more updates and in-depth coverage of the Nebraska baseball team’s journey through the season.

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