Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball rallies for impressive season opening win

Will Bolt's squad took a step in showing that Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball is ready for a big 2024 season against Baylor.
Baylor Bears pitcher throws a pitch
Baylor Bears pitcher throws a pitch / Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/GettyImages

While the Baylor Bears aren’t the power they’ve been in the past, a season-opening 4-1 win for the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team is still plenty impressive if only because they managed to get a victory over a “warm weather team.”

That the win came mostly because of good pitching is an extra especially good sign. It could also already be a sign of new/old pitching coach Rob Childress

Brett Sears opened the season with 5.1 innings pitched, 3 hits, 1 ER and 7K. The bullpen, led by new closer Casey Daiss finished the job once Sears left. It was Tucker Timmerman who got the win thanks to 1.2 shutout innings in relief once the Baylor Bears couldn’t hold up as well once the game went to the bullpen.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers had to be happy to see the Bears remove their starter, who was moving people down through 5.2 innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out 10 before he got lifted. The next inning, Dylan Carey hit his first RBI double to give NU a 1-0 lead.

In the 8th inning, Carey hit his second RBI double of the game, giving the Nebraska baseball team the lead for good. A solo homer by Garrett Anglim and an RBI single by Cayden Brumbaugh put the game away in the 9th. Then Daiss came in and slammed the door shut.

Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball stats that stand out

  • 1-for-1: Anglim only got one at-bat on Friday afternoon, but the outfielder made the most of that pinch hit. His solo shot was the backbreaker in a close game. Having someone they can count on off the bench like this would be great.
  • 10 in 5: While the day was a success overall, the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team showed something that could be a worry as the season progresses. They struck out a lot against starting pitcher Mason Marriott. 10 Ks in 5+ innings is newsworthy.

Next up for the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team

On Saturday afternoon, the Huskers will take on 21st-ranked Texas Tech. Then they’ll face off against Oklahoma on Sunday morning. It’s certainly an interesting run through former Big 12 rivals this weekend. The Nebraska Cornhuskers emerging 3-0 or even 2-1 would be massive.