Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Cardiac Corn, Chasing 3, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team is starting to get quite the reputation for comebacks after another late rally.
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule talks to the team
Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule talks to the team / Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team just won't quit. Despite trailing late for the second straight game against the College of Charleston Cougars, the "Cardiac Corn" rallied and won another one-run game on Saturday night.

The Huskers trailed 4-1 going into the eighth inning, scored two runs in that frame, and added two more in the top of the ninth. Then freshmen relievers Ty Horn and Casey Daiss were able to get out of jams they created for themselves to shut the door.

The two games against CoC are not the only games where the Huskers have rallied this year. They also used comebacks in several games to take 3 of 4 last weekend against Grand Canyon University. This time around, they're looking for a sweep on Sunday afternoon.

While the College of Charleston has to be shocked they allowed the Cardiac Corn to rally twice, the Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach is a bit shocked by the never say die attitude early this season as well.

“It happens maybe once or twice a year that you come back from a ninth inning deficit,” coach Will Bolt said on his postgame radio show. “And now we’ve done it a couple times.”

More Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • While the baseball team is now 6-3 and rallying to big wins almost every game, the Huskers' softball team is struggling after losing its best player in the first game of the season, and seeing the injury bug bite a few more times so far. On Saturday, they lost a double header thanks to a 17-4 beat down by Wichita State and then a 10-6 loss to #14 Missouri. They're now 0-3 at home this season and 8-9 overall.
  • The likely-NCAA tournament bound Nebraska Cornhuskers women's basketball team returns to action on Sunday after a very long layoff. They'll take on Illinois in the final regular season game of the year in their first game since February 24. The Huskers are on a roll, having won three straight games, all by double-digit margins. They're going for their 20th win of the season.
  • The Huskers unveiled their 2024 catchphrase, Chasing 3. This is an obvious nod towards how the Huskers finished their season, losing their last four games of the year by exactly three points each. A video to go along with the catchphrase shows how Nebraska Cornhuskers football head coach Matt Rhule wants the team to get just a little bit better this coming season.