Joey Machado threw eight strong innings to lead UNO to a 2-1 win over BYU on Thursday night at Anderson Field.
The Omaha Creighton Prep graduate scattered six hits and struck out seven to earn the win.
The Mavericks (13-16) scored their runs in the third inning, when they recorded four of their six hits. Brett Bonar scored on a Harrison Denk groundout to put UNO on the board, then a two-out single up the middle by Mike Boeve made it 2-0.
The Cougars scored an unearned run in the eighth then threatened in the ninth.
Cole Gambill led off with a double and was sacrificed to third. But Tanner Howe got a strikeout and groundout to end the threat and earn his first save.
Boeve and Grant Goldston had two hits apiece for the Mavs.