Nebraska’s pitching staff was unable to stop Kansas State’s offense on Tuesday night, as the Wildcats pounded out 14 hits in a 9-1 win. Meanwhile the Huskers (11-16, 5-1 Big Ten), managed just five hits off five Wildcat pitches, who combined for five strikeouts and no walks.
Nebraska’s Tyler King last 3.0 innings in his first start of the season. King gave up three runs on five hits and a walk. Kansas State’s Tanner Witt had a career night at the plate, going 5-for-5 with a home run, double and four RBIs.
The Huskers will travel to Iowa City, Iowa, for a three-game conference series with the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Huskers and Hawkeyes open play on Friday night with a 6:05 p.m. game at Duane Banks Field. The squads continue the series with a pair of 1:05 p.m. games on both Saturday and Sunday.