The Nebraska baseball team (14-17, 8-2 Big Ten) took their series opener on Friday afternoon with a 11-2 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes (21-11, 5-5) at Hawks Field. Christian DeLeon pitched eight and the Husker bats pounded out 15 hits to bring Nebraska into a tie with Indiana for first place in the Big Ten standings after the Hoosiers fell in 11 innings, 2-1, at Michigan State.
After Buckeye starter Jaron Long threw a complete game win against the Huskers last season in Columbus, Nebraska responded by knocking the junior out of the game after 4.1 innings. Nebraska’s bats tagged the right hander for nine runs (seven earned) on 13 hits, including six runs in the fifth inning on five hits.
Six Huskers posted a multi-hit game, including three-hit performances from both Rich Sanguinetti and Blake Headley.