For the second time in less than a week, a walk-off single doomed the Nebraska baseball team (0-6, 0-0 Big Ten). The Huskers and Texas Longhorns battled back-and-forth through nine innings, but a one-out single in the bottom of the ninth was just what the Longhorns needed to win game two of the three-game series, 4-3, at Disch-Falk Field on Saturday afternoon.
The Huskers tied the game twice, once in the seventh and again in the eighth, but was unable to take a lead over the Longhorns. Austin Darby was 3-for-3 at the plate after entering the game as a pinch hitter in the top of the fifth, while Chad Christensen and Pat Kelly each had two hits. Nebraska out-hit the Longhorns on the afternoon, 10-8.
The weekend wraps up tomorrow with a Noon matchup, as Nebraska sends senior right-hander Ryan Hander to the mound, while Texas is set to counter with righty Nathan Thornhill.