Darin Erstad’s Nebraska baseball team (30-17, 11-5 Big Ten) hasn’t ever had a conference series against Penn State (17-24, 5-10 Big Ten). If game one is any indication, it looks like they aim to make this one count.
The Huskers absolutely dominated the Nittany Lions pitching staff to the tune of 21 hits (every player had at least one) resulting in an 13-3 final.
Nebraska tallied single-digit scores in the second, sixth and eighth innings which turned out to nearly be par for the course.
They spent the third and seventh innings bringing in four and five runs, respectively. It was a fantastic night for individual Huskers as Blake Headley hit a two-run dinger in the eighth, Taylor Fish notched his first career three-hit game and Ryan Boldt batted .667 contributing four hits.
Penn State managed three runs off of five hits, all scoring coming in the fourth making it a two-run game at 5-3. That close margin simply wasn’t meant to be.
Indiana and Illinois both won their games against Purdue and Michigan State, respectively. This keeps the Hoosiers at No. 1 overall in the conference while the Illini and Huskers continue to throw elbows for the second spot.
Nebraska baseball’s next tilt against PSU is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. and can be seen on BTN.com.
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