Nebraska Cornhuskers stage furious rally vs College of Charleston

After allowing five straight to the Cougars, the Nebraska Cornhuskers staged a late inning rally for their fifth win of the year.
Nebraska v College of Charleston
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For most of the afternoon, the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ game against the College of Charleston looked the story was going to be horrible mistakes nad missed opportunities. And then the 9th inning started.

Entering the top of the 9th down 5-1 and having allowed five straight runs after opening the scoring in the first, the Huskers looked like they were poised to fall to .500 on the season. Then Clay Bradford started things off by reaching on an error.

He was followed by Gabe Swansen thanks to a hit by pitch. Cole Evans then singled to laid the bases and the Huskers scored their second and third runs of the game thanks to a pair of bases juiced walks to Tyler Stone and Case Sanderson walks.

Cougars reliever Emmett Bice then entered the game trying to slam the door, and it briefly looked like he might do exactly that, striking out Cayben Brumbaugh. 

However, the Nebraska Cornhuskers early season hero, Riley Silva came through with a two RBI single and then stole second base (his sixth steal in six attempts) before the next two batters struck out. However, those K’s were too little, too late as Nebraska tied the game 5-5.

Nebraska Cornhuskers rally to big win over College of Charleston

After the College of Charleston went down in order in the bottom of the frame, the Huskers scored the wining run in the top of the 10th after a leadoff double and two fielders’ choices pushed the runner home.

Nebraska then once again shut down the Cougars after CoC did get a few runners on base. NU won the game 6-5 and salvaged another game that could go down as quite the resume padder when all is said and done.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers move to 6-5 on the season and the College of Charleston was handed their first loss in 8 games.