Behind eight-shutout innings from junior Christian DeLeon and a two-run home run from senior Josh Scheffert, the Nebraska baseball team (2-5, 0-0 Big Ten) posted a two-game sweep of the New Mexico Lobos (2-6, 0-0 Mountain West) with a 3-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Hawks Field. The win marked Nebraska’s first home shutout since March 19, 2011.
New Mexico had a runner in scoring position just three times against DeLeon, with only one runner reaching third base. DeLeon worked himself out of a jam in the eighth when New Mexico had the tying run at the plate with one out. DeLeon struck out the Lobos’ No. 2 and 3 hitters in order end the threat.
Nebraska was limited to just five hits on the day. Up 1-0 in the sixth with a man on, Scheffert battled from an 0-2 count by fouling off four straight pitches before hitting his first home run of the season, giving the Huskers their 3-0 lead.
Dylan Vogt earned his second save of the weekend.
Nebraska’s homestand continues on Tuesday when the Huskers host the Northern Colorado Bears for a two-game series. The Huskers and Bears are scheduled to play at 1:35 p.m. on both Tuesday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 6.