In the first game of the doubleheader between 23rd-ranked Nebraska-Omaha and Pittsburg State, it was Andrew Hansen.

In the first game of the doubleheader between 23rd-ranked Nebraska-Omaha and Pittsburg State, it was Andrew Hansen.
In the second of the baseball twin bill, it was Ben Percival.
Regardless, both led the Mavericks to a 3-2 win in the first game and a 4-1 win in the second game of the four-game series at the Ballpark at Boys Town in Omaha.
It is the sixth straight win for the Mavericks (22-9, 12-4 MIAA)
Hansen collected two hits — both for extra bases — including a triple in the first inning that led to him scoring on a triple by Brett Koehn to give the Mavericks a 2-0 lead.
It was not until the seventh when the Gorillas (9-17, 6-6 MIAA) scored a pair of runs when Ben Ahrens hit an RBI single to right, scoring Jason Murphy and Rhett Rigby scored after UNO starter Chris Kessinger walked Ryan Thayer with the bases loaded.
However, Kessinger struck out freshman Luke McKown to end the scoring threat — and the game — for the Gorillas.
PSU starter Tim Brown pitched a complete game, giving up just three runs on six hits while striking out eight.
The Gorillas’ woes just got started because Percival decided to set the UNO record for career strikeouts in the second game.
Percival fanned 13 PSU batters in the midst of pitching his third complete game of the season. The record fell when he struck out Brown and Murphy in the top of the ninth inning.
Ahrens, an Omaha native, did get some redemption when he drilled a home run into a strong wind in the fifth inning to cut UNO’s lead to 2-1.
However, the Mavericks got a pair of insurance runs in the seventh on an RBI double by Hansen and an RBI single by Evan Porter off PSU reliever Anthony Martinez.
The two teams will wrap up their four-game series today with a doubleheader beginning at noon.

College baseball
at Omaha, Neb.
Game one
Nebraska-Omaha 3, Pitt State 2
Pitt State    000 000 2 — 2 5 1
UNO    200 100 X — 3 6 1
Tim Brown and Ryan Thayer. Chris Kessinger and Brian Goliber. WP — Brown (5-2). LP — Kessinger (4-2). E — Luke McKown; Kessinger. LOB — PSU 4, UNO 3. 2B — Andrew Hansen. 3B — Andrew Hansen, Brett Koehn.