Sophomore Aaron Bummer pitched a career-high seven innings of shutout ball as the Nebraska baseball team beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 8-0 on Sunday. Bummer held the Gophers scoreless on three hits and three walks, while striking out three. Bummer allowed a pair of Gophers to reach in the same inning just once, retiring 10 straight at one point.
Ryan Hander and Jeff Chesnut combined to shutout the Gophers over the final two innings, as the two righties didn’t allow a hit, giving the Huskers series wins in all four road trips with a 9-3 record in 12 conference road games.
With the pair of shutout wins on the weekend, it marked the first time since 2005 that the Husker pitching staff has posted a pair of shutouts during a conference series since 2005 when NU shutout Oklahoma State twice, 6-0 and 10-0, at Hawks Field. The last time the Huskers posted a pair of shutouts on the road was 2004, when NU won 8-0 and 4-0 at Kansas State.