Kash Kalkowski came through with a one-out single with the bases loaded as the Huskers walked off with a 5-4 win over the K-State Wildcats. Nebraska (24-14, 5-7) won the series on Monday afternoon at Hawks Field. The win is Nebraska’s fourth walk-off victory of the year.
K-State tied the game 4-4 in the top of the ninth off Husker reliever Casey Hauptman. Down to their final out in the top of the ninth, Kansas State’s Wade Hinkle doubled to left field before Ryan Moore pinch ran and scored the tying run on Tanner Witt’s infield single deep at second base. Bryan Peters made a nice backhanded stop but Witt broke up the play at the plate with a head first slide.
The Huskers came back loading the bases with no outs on singles from Michael Pritchard and Bryan Peters and a walk to Kale Kiser. After Cody Asche fouled out, Kalkowski was in a hole, 0-2, but bounced a single through the left side of the drawn in infield to score Pritchard for the winning run and improve Nebraska to 19-0 when leading after six innings.
Nebraska will be in action for a fourth straight day as the Huskers travel to Omaha to open TD Ameritrade Park against Creighton on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.