On April 26 the Nebraska baseball team beat Kansas State 8-6 after a go ahead 4-run fourth inning. With the win, the Huskers improve to 16-23 on the season, and K-State falls to 21-19.
Nebraska came into this game after going 1-2 in their last series at Indiana. In the final game in the series, Nebraska beat Indiana 19-7. K-State came into this game after going 2-1 in their weekend series vs U.C. Irvine.
Jackson Brockett made his second start on the season for the Huskers where he allowed three hits and struck out three batters in 3 innings of play. CJ Hood got the win for the Huskers improving to 2-0 on the year.
Wesley Moore, starting pitcher for the Wildcats, gave up two runs in the first inning after he hit Cam Chick and later walked Griffin Everitt, who were both brought home by Max Andersen. Moore was then replaced by Ty Ruhl who gave up five runs in the 4th inning.
The Huskers had six steals in the inning to put runners into scoring position. Max Anderson opened up the game with a two-run single bottom of the 1st inning.
In the 3rd inning, the Wildcats fought back into the game. Josh Nikloff and Dylan Phillips both had RBI singles to tie up the game 2-2. In the 4th inning, K-State added another pair of runs to go up 4-2.
In the bottom of the 4th, Nebraska went on a big-hitting streak to put up five runs on four hits. Cam Chick hit an RBI triple to tie the game up at 4-4. Garrett Anglim’s RBI ground out and helped the Huskers go up by one run. Then Max Anderson hit a two-run shot to left field to take the Huskers up 7-4.
In the 5th inning, K-State’s Jeff Heinrich hit a two-run home run to take the Wildcats within a run. The Huskers responded by scoring later on in the 6th inning off of a Kansas State error. This extended the Husker lead back to multiple runs at 8-6.
Husker pitcher Braxton Bragg closed the game out in the 9th inning, going three up three down.
The Huskers played again on Wednesday, April 27, where they faced off against in-state rival Omaha, the Huskers won the game 14-3 in 7 innings.