Nebraska baseball (31-17, 12-5 Big Ten) recorded double-digit hit outing No. 27 this season in front of 6,082 Husker fans. The result was a 9-2 win against Penn State (17-25, 5-11 Big Ten) on Saturday.
The Big Red victory saw fireworks start early as Nebraska scored seven runs in the first three innings.
Austin Darby contributed with a two-run dinger in the first inning, but Pat Kelly wouldn’t be outdone serving up a one-run homer of his own in the bottom of the seventh.
Starting pitcher Aaron Bummer had an up and down day, struggling in the fourth inning once his pitches approached the mid-40 range. Penn State’s first run was due to his mid-game slump as he hit one Nittany Lion before walking a run in.
He ended up going a full seven innings, finishing his day ending far stronger ultimately allowing only four hits. PSU’s second run was thanks to miscommunication between two true freshmen, pitcher Jake Hoenesse and catcher Quinn McGill.
Indiana defeated Purdue 7-3 clinching their series, staying atop the league standings. Illinois managed to hang on to defeat Michigan State 5-4 in 10 innings taking their series as well.
Nebraska baseball’s attempt for the sweep is scheduled for 11:05 a.m., so if you’re headed to Haymarket Park, grab some coffee.
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