How about it, Nebraska baseball fans? The Huskers (38-18, 19-6 Big Ten) used a four run ninth inning to get the win against the Ohio State Buckeyes (30-27, 10-15) after trailing 6-0 after the fourth.
The win marks the Big Red’s fourth comeback victory this year over the Buckeyes after sweeping Ohio State on late inning heroics during the clubs’ regular season series.
“We keep grinding and the boys find a way to win.” -Nebraska head coach Erstad, after today’s win
Ohio State exploded with a six-run fourth inning featuring six hits that left Nebraska in a world of hurt. Huskers starter Chance Sinclair went 3.3 innings before getting knocked out of the game.
Nebraska battled in the bottom of the fifth to hit OSU starter Tanner Tully for three earned runs. Those turned out to be his only three of the game. Tully controlled the Huskers for most of the game beyond the fourth inning, totaling over 120 pitches in his start.
After Tully left the game, the Buckeyes were able to settle down the Husker bats until the bottom of the ninth when Pat Kelly’s two RBI base hit tied the game for the Big Red. The Husker half of the ninth saw four runs on only Kelly’s hit after the Buckeyes walked three and hit another batter.
Nebraska baseball faces Michigan State (30-24, 12-13) tomorrow in the winner’s bracket after the Spartans knocked off Illinois (31-20, 17-8 Big Ten) earlier in the day by a score of 2-1. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 pm and the game will be available on the Big Ten Network and BTN2Go. Aaron Bummer looks to start for Nebraska on the mound.
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