April 19, 2014

Big inning costs Husker baseball chance at a split

The Nebraska baseball team (6-13, 0-0 Big Ten) took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning on Wednesday night at Goodwin Field, only to see 8th ranked Cal State Fullerton rally for eight runs on their way to a 10-4 win and two-game series sweep against the Huskers.  The Huskers controlled the first half of the game, holding the Titans to two runs on three hits. The NU offense got a lift from Chad Christensen, who hit his second home run of the season and Austin Darby added a triple. NU also got doubles from both Kash Kalkowski and Wes Edrington.

Fullerton took over the game with eight runs on six hits and three hit batters in the sixth to take a 10-4 lead. The Titans scored five runs on three straight one-out singles, followed later by a two-out RBI double, an RBI triple and then a wild pitch.

Nebraska will catch a flight tomorrow morning to Illinois, where it will open Big Ten play on Friday against the Illinois Fighting Illini at 4:05 p.m. The teams are also scheduled to meet on Saturday at 3:05 p.m. and Sunday at 12:05 p.m.