After playing for over five hours on Friday night at Hawks Field in front of a national-television audience on the Big Ten Network, senior Chad Christensen delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the 16th inning that scored fellow senior Bryan Peters from third base to propel the Nebraska baseball team (9-15, 3-1 Big Ten) to a 10-9 win over the Northwestern Wildcats (10-7, 2-2 Big Ten).
Peters had one of his best games as a Husker, even though he didn’t enter the game until the seventh inning. With the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, Peters pinch hit for Wes Edrington and lined a full-count double off of reliever Kyle Ruchim into the right-field gap that cleared the bases to tie the game, 8-8. Peters picked up his third hit of the night to lead off the 16th, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Rich Sanguinetti and then to third on a deep fly out to right field from Pat Kelly. Following a walk to Michael Pritchard, Christensen lined 2-0 pitch from Jack Livingston to right field for the game winner.
Christensen and Kash Kalkowski each ended the night with four hits, while Peters and Austin Darby each collected three hits. [Read more…]