Nebraska Baseball: Huskers Push Past Buckeyes


With severe weather looming, the Nebraska Baseball team elected to push their match-up with the Ohio State Buckeyes up to 4 p.m. from their previously scheduled 6:30 p.m. start.

As the sun set, the Huskers collected a 5-2 victory in the series opener. In the game NU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with two two-out hits from Tanner Lubach and Ben Miller.

Buckeyes attempted to get back into the game with a run in the sixth, but Wes Edrington came back after the seventh inning stretch and hit his first home run of the season to put the score at 3-1. In the 8th Ohio State got the run back, but NU collected two insurance runs in the bottom half of the eighth frame to get to the final score of 5-2.

Huskers outhit the Buckeyes 9-8 and the Buckeyes committed 3 errors in the game. This doesn’t include an error on the basepaths when Ronnie Dawson got caught too far off third base by a fake throw from Blake Headley which resulted in a run down the Huskers got the out on.

Lefty Tanner Tully got the start for the Buckeyes and was very good in seven complete innings of work, despite receiving the loss. He surrendered 7 hits and 3 earned runs with three strikeouts of Husker batters.

Meanwhile for Nebraska, senior ace Chance Sinclair climbed the hill with a 3.47 and a 4-5 record on the season and earned his fifth ‘W’. Sinclair went 5.2 innings and gave up 6 hits, and just 1 run and struck out 6. Jeff Chesnut came in in relief and went 2 innings giving up 2 hits and a run. Jake Hohensee also made an appearance and collected a big out to get the Huskers out of a jam in the 8th inning.

Finally, closer Josh Roeder entered to his signature tune ‘Enter Sandman’ and got the final 3 outs in the game to earn his 12th save of the year. This puts him at 30 career saves, which is two saves away from breaking the Nebraska baseball record.

The afternoon game will have some weather delay but available on NET. Probable starting pitchers are Kyle Kubat (4-1) for the Huskers and Travis Lakins (1-2) for Ohio State. GO BIG RED!!