Bob Herold became the winningest coach in UNO baseball history Saturday with the Mavericks' 7-0 win at Bradley.
Herold, in his 15th season, recorded his 465th win to pass former coach Bob Gates, who had 464 from 1976-99. The non-conference victory also pushed Omaha to 18-13 on the season while Bradley dropped to 20-15.
Senior Steven Schoonover (2-1) threw 7.0 innings of shutout ball, striking out three and walking one. Cameron Roegner (5-3) took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits in one inning of work.
Senior Brett Bass led the Mavericks with three hits and scored once. Sophomore Cole Gruber was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored while sophomore Clayton Taylor finished 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Sophomore Alex Schultz also had a multi-hit effort, finishing 2-for-5 with a run scored and another driven in.
Omaha jumped out early on the Braves in the first inning, scoring five runs on six hits. Gruber led off the game with a single, stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error. Taylor then doubled to score Gruber and an infield single by Schultz put runners on the corners. Bass singled to third and Taylor came in on a fielding error to make it 2-0. A sacrifice fly to right by senior Caleb Palensky pushed Schultz across and senior Tyler Splichal later doubled down the left field line to score Bass. With sophomore Andrew Dergan's RBI single up the middle, Splichal tallied the Mavericks' final run of the inning.
In the top of the ninth, UNO added two more scores by way of consecutive RBI singles. Taylor sent one up the middle to score junior Justin Threlkeld followed by another to the same place by Schultz to push Gruber across.