What a weekend for Nebraska baseball as they hosted fifth ranked UCLA. All three games went into extra innings. UCLA won Friday 1-0 in 11 innings. Then NU returned the favor with a 2-1 win on Saturday in 12 innings with a game winning single from sophomore Bryan Peters. On Sunday, after giving up three runs in the first inning, the Huskers walked off with their second straight extra inning win, this time after Peters broke the 4-4 tie with a walk off homer yesterday.
“It’s crazy,” Peters said. “It was a long weekend but the team did a great job and we found a way to win the last two days. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty cool, but it wasn’t just me. The pitching staff definitely did great and we had some great plays. It was a whole team effort.”
The sophomore second baseman from Fort Collins, CO. hit his first homer of his career. His walk-off shot also gave NU a series win over a top-five ranked opponent for the first time since upsetting No. 5 Texas in 2006.