Last year’s general in centerfield for the Waxahachie Indians, Boomer Collins, started his collegiate baseball career off with a bang last week.
In his first game with the University of Nebraska, Collins recorded a hit in his first at bat against Louisiana-Lafayette.
He entered the game in the ninth inning, a game that ended after 15-innings of play.
He finished the game 1-for-2 with a hit and a sacrifice bunt.
In his first career start Collins manned right field for the Cornhuskers and batted No. 2 in the lineup in the second game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
In his first at bat of the game he was hit by a pitch and suffered a fractured right thumb.
He had X-rays taken earlier in the week and will likely be out as a hitter for a couple of weeks.
Shamus McKnight, assistant media relations director for Nebraska, said Collins may be used as a pinch runner during the two-week span. He has not played since the injury on Saturday, Feb. 21.
Collins said the season is going great and that he is excited to be playing college ball.
Nebraska went 2-1-1 during its first weekend of play. The tie came in a game the team had to leave early to catch a plane.