Nebraska will to stay alive in the Big Ten Tournament against Indiana. Michigan State scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning as the seventh seeded Spartans cruised to a 5-1 victory over the second seeded Huskers in TD Ameritrade Park.
The Spartans collected five hits in the decisive inning and were aided by some Husker miscues.
“We had a bad half inning and in that kind of game you have to minimize”, said Husker coach Darin Erstad. “We just could not minimize and they did a good job of tacking on some runs.”
Junior Derek Burkamper tossed a shutout through the first five innings on just one hit, but could not make it through the sixth. The Spartans tagged Burkamper for four runs in the sixth, the most he has allowed this year since March 25 at Purdue when the Boilermakers scored five runs.
Nebraska faces a must win game against Indiana this morning. The third seeded Hoosiers lost to Maryland 5-3 in Wednesday’s tournament opener.