Brock Minert-Husker Corner

NU Baseball Plunks Michigan 6-1; Has Date With Indiana

A steamrolling NU baseball squad (40-18) continues to improve its resume for the postseason with a 6-1 win over the Michigan Wolverines (30-29-1) on Saturday. The Huskers’ 40 wins marks the first time the Big Red’s reached that number of victories since 2008 with a 41-16-1 record.

The clear MVP of the day was pitcher Kyle Kubat who put in a career high 8.2 innings of work with only three hits surrendered out of 30 batters faced. The former Creighton Prep Bluejay took down the Wolverines in order six times, allowing only two runners on base in the same frame twice.

Blake Headley, Austin Darby and Tanner Lubach all had productive days contributing a combined five hits and four runs.

With a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth, the Big Red blew the game wide open with a flurry of offense. Pat Kelly, Steven Reveles, Ryan Boldt, Headley and Darby would all reach base with all but Boldt scoring. Max Knutson was brought in as a pinch runner to give Nebraska its final run of the inning.

Thanks to Kubat’s golden glove, the two best teams in the Big Ten will butt heads tomorrow in Nebraska and Indiana. Austin Christensen will represent NU baseball on the mound first versus Indiana’s Sully Stadler. The first pitch scheduled for 1:00 p.m. and the game will be available on BTN and BTN2go.

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