After taking the series opener on Saturday 13-2, the Nebraska baseball team (29-18, 9-9) dropped a double header to the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday afternoon at Sembower Field losing 7-5 and 9-6.
In the second game, senior catcher Cory Burleson led the Huskers with a career-high tying four RBI’s on two hits, while Josh Scheffert and Austin Darby also had two hits each. Sophomore Michael Pritchard increased his hitting streak to 24 games with a one-out single in the top of the third. The hit moved Pritchard one game ahead of Curtis Ledbetter (2003 – 23), as Pritchard now has the fourth longest streak in NU history since 1958 and is one game behind Derek Dukart’s 25-game streak from 1994.
In the first game, NU starter Brandon Pierce dropped his second straight start to fall to 5-3 on year, as the sophomore gave up five runs on five hits and four walks over 4.2 innings of work. IU’s Kyle Hart moved to .500 on the year with the win, as he gave up three runs on six hits and no walks over 5.0 innings and he is now 4-4 for IU.
The Huskers will wrap up their three-game season series with the Creighton Bluejays at TD Ameritrade Park on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. NU has won the first two meetings of the season and the game will be shown across the state on NET. The Huskers get back to conference action next weekend when they host Minnesota at Hawks Field.