Behind 12 hits, including home runs from Ben Miller and Scott Schreiber in the third inning, the Nebraska baseball team (30-13, 6-6 Big Ten) picked up its 30th win of the season on Tuesday night with a 10-4 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats (18-21, 5-10 Big 12). The Huskers are now 20-4 at Hawks Field this season, including a 14-1 record during non-conference play.
The Huskers out hit the Wildcats 12-8 on the night and improved to 17-0 on the season when notching double-digit hits. The bottom of NU’s lineup did damage all night, as the 6-7-8-9 hitters totaled five hits and seven RBIs. The four Huskers combined for two doubles, one triple and one home run.
Freshman Garett King improved to 4-0 in the win and the Huskers are now 7-0 in games where King starts. The right hander tossed four shutout innings, while giving up three hits and a walk. Five relievers worked behind King, including Austin Christensen, who produced a career-high four strikeouts over 2.0 innings of work. The Husker pitching staff notched 10 strikeouts on the night, while walking three.
The Huskers get back to Big Ten play this weekend with a trip to Iowa City, Iowa. For the third straight year the Huskers will play the Iowa Hawkeyes on the road, with the series opener set for 6:05 p.m. on Friday night at Duane Banks Stadium.