The Nebraska baseball team (0-4, 0-0 Big Ten) took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, but a two-out single off the bat Adam Landecker scored Kevin Swick from second base to complete a ninth-inning USC comeback.
Three Huskers had a pair of hits on the afternoon and NU starter Christian DeLeon gave Nebraska a solid outing in his first appearance as a Husker. The junior-college transfer went 4.2 innings, giving up just one run on four hits and no walks, while posting one strikeout. Trojan freshman lefty Kyle Twomey, a third-round pick of the Oakland Athletics in 2012, battled the Huskers for 6.1 innings in his collegiate debut. He gave up three runs, all earned, on six hits and one walk, while striking out four.
DylanVogt took a liner off of his shoe, but he raced off the mound, gathered the ball and threw to first for the out. A one-out single was followed by Swick’s double to put the tying and winning runs in scoring position. The Huskers loaded the bases with and intentional walk, setting the stage for Garrett Stubbs to lift a sacrifice fly into left to score the tying run. Landecker stepped to the plate with two down and dropped a single into the leftfield gap that scored Swick for the game winner.