The Nebraska baseball team (13-17, 7-2 Big Ten) nearly rallied in the ninth inning on Sunday for the second straight time against the Iowa Hawkeyes (11-15, 2-7 Big Ten), but came up short losing 6-5 to the Hawkeyes. The loss kept the Huskers from picking up their first road sweep in conference play since 2008.
Trailing 6-3 entering the ninth on Sunday, the Huskers got three straight singles to load the bases with no out and heart of NU’s lineup due up. Michael Pritchard was the first out of the inning, but his fly to left field scored Bryan Peters from third. Chad Christensen then lifted a deep fly to right field, where Kris Goodman lost it in the sun, allowing Rich Sanguinetti to score, cutting Iowa’s lead to one, 6-5. With runners on the corners and one down, one of Nebraska’s hottest hitters stepped to the plate in Austin Darby. The comeback was not meant to be, as Darby grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game.
Nebraska returns to Hawks Field for its longest homestand of the season, staring with a 6:35 p.m. game on Tuesday, April 9 with Creighton.