Freshman left handed pitcher Logan Ehlers, who turned down an $800,000 signing bonus with the Toronto Blue Jays, made his collegiate debut going 4.1 innings in an 11-5 loss at Kansas as the Huskers lost the rubber match of the series.
Ehler gave up eight runs on five hits, with the first five runs unearned off two infield errors and a passed ball. The Nebraska City native still received praise from his coach Mike Anderson.
“I went out to settle him down after two errors and Logan was the one settling them (the team) down. What great composure, competitiveness (by him). That’s exactly what I want. In that four-run inning, a lot of that stuff happens. When you have chaos going on around you, it’s kind of tough to stay in control, but it’s a team game and we have to be better with that.”
Ehlers retired the first five Jayhawks he faced and did not give up a hit until the third inning when Jimmy Waters’ three run homer capped a four-run inning for KU.
NU was down at one point 5-1, but later tied the game on a three run homer by Cody Asche.