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It's safe to say Nebraska junior left fielder Jackson Brockett made the most of his midweek opportunity, pitching a no-hitter in a dominant 8-0 win over Kansas State on Wednesday night.

Brockett, a 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, from Buford, Ga., entered the night with a 6.75 ERA, and had made just six appearances so far this season. His last appearance was almost a month before against Kansas, where he allowed two runs in an inning of work. His longest outing of the year before Wednesday's game against Kansas State was two scoreless innings against Nicholls.

But on this night, Brockett made history and recorded Nebraska's first no-hitter since 1954, and the sixth of the entire program.

Brockett ran one of the best offenses in the Big 12 Conference in the Wildcats. He struck out 12 and walked two, and in 107 innings he struck out 71. The shutout was K-State's third shutout this season. The other two offenses faced UConn during the week and TCU last weekend in Fort Worth.

The Huskers remain in the mix for a district berth, but were not in the Top 16 in the latest D1Baseball Postseason Projections, released earlier this week. The Huskers moved up five spots in the RPI to 20th after splitting a few games during the week. Even though it's a mixed bag for the host, there's no wiggle room with the series remaining for teams like Minnesota (124), Indiana (67) and Michigan State (110).

Jackson Brockett made history on Tuesday, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

That's what you call making the most of an opportunity.

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