With the tying run on third base and two down, Nebraska closer Josh Roeder slammed the door on the Wildcats to secure a 10-9 come-from-behind victory for Huskers in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Hawks Field. The Huskers trailed 8-2 after the top of the fourth, but fought back and rallied from a deficit of six or more of the first time since March 30, 2010. The Huskers improved to 26-16 on the year and 8-4 in conference play with the victory, while also avoiding a series sweep by the Wildcats.
Down 8-2 midway through the fourth inning, the Huskers managed four runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to gain a 9-8 edge. The Wildcats knotted things back up with a run in the seventh but could not fend take the lead despite 16 hits in game two. including multi-hit outing from its first six batters.
Nebraska’s offense was paced by Blake Headley who produced a three-hit, three-RBI game with a pair of runs scored, including the game-winning sacrifice fly in the eighth. Headley has compiled multi-hit performances in six of his last eight games along with a trio of three-hit efforts. [Read more...]