For the first time in 14 seasons, Nebraska baseball (35-17, 16-5 Big Ten) has swept four conference series thanks to Monday’s win over Michigan State (26-23, 8-13 Big Ten) by a score of 4-1. Mother nature wasn’t going to make it easy, though.
Following three weather delays and the Huskers trying to hurry as best they could to catch their flight, the Big Red extended its winning streak to seven games thanks in no small part to pitcher Kyle Kubat
Kubat allowed a single run off seven hits over six innings of work.
The Big Red came out hitting with a purpose driving home three runs in the top of the third. A Blake Headley single would bring Michael Pritchard home in the fourth to end the Huskers’ scoring.
Michigan State’s only dent on the scoreboard came off of a home run in the bottom of the seventh which turned out to be the final full inning. The game had entered the bottom of the eighth inning with one out before another delay prompted officials to call the contest early.
Indiana needs to take only one game against Minnesota in its upcoming series to be named outright Big Ten champions. Illinois finished off Iowa following a rain delay in the ninth sweeping their series against the Hawkeyes. This knots Nebraska and the Illini at the No. 2 spot in the standings yet again.
Nebraska basketball heads up I-80 for a tangle with Creighton on Tuesday before having the opportunity to take the No. 2 spot in the conference standings outright. Illinois comes to town May 15-17 for the final series of the Huskers’ regular season.
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