NU’s Gomes named Big Ten freshman of the week

March 5, 2019

Colby Gomes, a freshman from Millard West, was named the Big Ten’s freshman of the week Monday after his performance in Nebraska’s win over No. 3-ranked Texas Tech on Friday.

Gomes drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, then earned the save in the ninth by striking out two of the four batters he faced in the Huskers’ 2-1 victory.

Gomes is the first Nebraska player to win freshman of the week honors since May 2017, when Mojo Hagge earned the award.

He joins Jaxon Hallmark in earning league honors this season. Hallmark, a sophomore, was the league’s player of the week two weeks ago.

Nebraska is scheduled to play a three-game series at Baylor beginning Friday.