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Maryland vs. Nebraska baseball, 5/5/18

Nebraska's Jaxon Hallmark rounds third after hitting a two-run homer in the seventh inning at Haymarket Park on May 5, 2018.

Nebraska sophomore Jaxon Hallmark earned Big Ten player of the week honors after leading Nebraska’s offense during its series victory at UC Riverside over the weekend.

Hallmark went 8-for-18 with 10 RBIs, two doubles, five runs scored and one stolen base, as the Huskers took three of four games against the Highlanders to open the season. He also made his pitching debut, throwing ⅔ scoreless innings of relief in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader.

In Friday’s season opener, Hallmark set career highs for hits (four) and RBIs (five) to help NU to a 21-6 drubbing of UC Riverside. Before taking the mound on Saturday, Hallmark went 3-for-4 with four RBIs during the second game of the doubleheader.

A native of Midland, Texas, Hallmark was a member of the Big Ten all-freshman team last season.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7436 or cbasnett@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraCB.

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Husker basketball reporter

A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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