The Nebraska baseball team (24-27, 14-8 Big Ten) dropped just its second Big Ten series opener of the season on Thursday night at Hawks Field, as the Michigan Wolverines (28-24, 13-9) used a four-run seventh inning to rally for a 7-5 win. The Huskers sit in third place in the Big Ten standing with two games to play.
The Huskers took a 5-3 lead into the seventh, where the Wolverines drove in four runs with three-straight two-out singles to take a 7-5 lead. Nebraska had the tying runs on base in both the eighth and ninth innings, but were unable to push across any runs.
Kyle Kubat limited the Wolverines to three runs (two earned) on nine hits and no walks, while striking out a season-high five, over six innings.
Nebraska’s series with Michigan continues Friday at 6:35 p.m.