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Nebraska Baseball: Big Red Overcomes Errors To Top Spartans 3-2

With one more win, Darin Erstad’s Nebraska baseball team (39-18, 20-6 Big Ten) will find itself in the Big Ten baseball tournament final. The Huskers had to go against two opponents on Wednesday night: the Michigan State Spartans (30-25, 12-14) and themselves.

The Huskers’ top of the order (Ryan Boldt, Jake Placzek and Michael Pritchard) combined to give the Big Red six hits and three RBI.

While Nebraska showed solid hitting, the Huskers’ defense was something out of a Keystone cops blooper reel. The Big Red allowed three errors including mind-boggling wild tosses across the infield to help Sparty tie things up. Fortunately, Nebraska got its head on straight before crunch time.

Aaron Bummer had a slight dip in performance during the middle of his outing, but overall put on a marvelous performance. Bummer provided seven full innings of work, with only four hits given up, two unearned runs and seven strikeouts.

Zach Hirsch would enter for relief, dropping eight Spartan batters and allowing only one hit.

Nebraska won’t be seen on the diamond again until Saturday at 9 a.m. CST against Indiana, Michigan or Iowa.

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