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Omaha Central grad Mark Timmins throws complete game to help Mavs finish weekend sweep of BYU
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Omaha Central grad Mark Timmins throws complete game to help Mavs finish weekend sweep of BYU

Mark Timmins threw UNO’s first complete game of the season, but he didn’t expect that to be the case when he started Saturday.

“This week, (pitching coach Payton Kinney) told me I was only going to go five or four (innings), so I expected to come out after four,” Timmins said. “But PK said to keep going.”

The Omaha Central graduate kept BYU at bay as the Mavericks completed a weekend sweep with a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon at Anderson Field.

Timmins allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four while throwing 115 pitches. He said “everything” was working for him during his fourth start this season.

“Fastball, curveball, change-up. I was hitting my spots,” Timmins said.

BYU scored its run in the second, but UNO answered with a run in the bottom of the inning on Brett Bonar’s single to center.

The Mavs scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take the 4-1 lead. Parker Smejkal broke the tie with a sacrifice fly and Eduardo Rosario followed with an RBI single.

The Mavs finished with four hits, but drew eight walks and stranded 10 runners.

UNO (15-16) returns to action Friday at Oral Roberts.


Omaha World-Herald: Local Sports

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