Waxahachie alum Boomer Collins and the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ baseball team concluded the 2009 baseball season with a three-game sweep of Baylor University.

A freshman, Collins finished the year with a .245 batting average while playing in 40 games for the Huskers.

Overall, Nebraska finished the season with a 25-28-1 record and did not qualify for the Big 12 Tournament or postseason play.

“We finished up with a three-game sweep of Baylor so it definitely gives us some momentum going into the offseason,” Collins said. “Things weren’t quite as I would have liked them with us ending early but it was definitely a learning experience because I’ve never been a part of something like this and it not only helps me to become a better baseball player but it will help me deal with adversity in the real world.”

In Big 12 play the Huskers were 8-19.

“I expect things to be a lot better next year because I believe, in my coaches and teammates and that were not going to go through this again,” he said.

“Of course our main goal is to go 45 miles down the road to Omaha to play in the World Series and I believe we are fully capable of doing that,” Collins said.

The outfielder had 23 hits, 11 RBI, six stolen bases and 13 walks in his first season of college baseball.