The Nebraska baseball team takes the Big Ten lead into the final week of the regular season. The Huskers celebrated Senior Day by rallying for an 8-7 victory over Michigan State.
“I tip my hat to Michigan State”, said Nebraska coach Darin Erstad. “They play hard. Our guys played hard and it was just a fun college baseball weekend.”
The Huskers survived shaky defense to win two of three games and move to 14-6-1 in the Big Ten. Senior second baseman Jake Schleppenbach registered a career-high four hits.
“It was awesome”, said Schleppenbach. “It was a great crowd and a great win against a good opponent.
Sophomore left-hander Jake McSteen improves to 4-0 this season after 2.1 innings of relief in the series finale. Junior left-hander Jake Meyers made his 12th start of the season and threw 2.2 innings, giving up five runs, four of which were earned. Robbie Palkert and Chad Luensmann came out of the bullpen, with Luensmann earning his eighth save of the 2017 campaign.
The Huskers travel to Penn State this week for their final Big Ten series of the regular season. The opener of the three-game series is scheduled for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (CT).