Cody leads Manhattan past Nebraska

Updated: June 2, 2006, 6:44 PM ET
Associated Press

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Chris Cody threw 142 pitches in his ninth complete game of the season and Manhattan won in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1957, beating Nebraska 4-1 Friday in the first round of the Lincoln Regional.

Matt Rizzotti and John Fitzpatrick homered on consecutive pitches for the Jaspers (33-21), playing in the NCAA tournament for the second time overall. They advanced to play the San Francisco-Miami winner.

The Cornhuskers (42-16), seeded sixth in the nation, face an elimination game against the San Francisco-Miami loser.

Cody (12-2) scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out seven.

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