Tanner Lubach went 5-for-5 and drove in the eventual game-winning run in the 10th inning, as the No. 23 Nebraska baseball team (24-10, 3-3 Big Ten) won 5-4 over the Kansas State Wildcats (13-17, 2-7 Big 12).
Josh Roeder came in for the 10th and picked up his 10th save of the season with a pair of strikeouts. Roeder is now four saves away from breaking Brett Jensen’s school record of 31 career saves.
In front of 3,081 fans, the largest crowd at Tointon Stadium this season, Lubach came to the plate with two outs in the top of the 10th and delivered a RBI single to left field that put the Huskers on top 5-4. The senior catcher, who had three career three-hit games entering the night, notched three singles and two doubles on the night. Lubach is the first Husker to produce five hits in a game since Michael Pritchard last season, when he produced five hits in a 14-5 win over Kansas State in Lincoln on April 15.
The Huskers will be back in action at Hawks Field on Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.