On Wednesday, May 3rd, the Cornhuskers hosted the North Dakota State Bison for a regular season game. The Huskers headed into the game with a record of 24-17-1, while the Bison came in at 16-26.
In the first inning, North Dakota States’s Druw Sackett hit a home run into right field, driving in Peter Brookshaw and CF Cayden Schwabe to make the score 3-0 Bison.
Garret Hill added to the score with an RBI fly out to right field, advancing Jack Steil to 3rd and driving in Terrell Huggins to make the score 4-0.
Then Will Busch adds to the Bison’s run total with a sacrifice fly to center field, driving in Jack Steil adding to the lead to make it 5-0.
In the third inning, Will Busch advanced to second base on a wild pitch, and Jack Steil advanced home to run the score up to 6-0.
The Huskers needed to show some life, and RF Cole Evans did just that with a home run into center field for the Huskers first run of the game.
The next batter Brice Matthews joined in on the fun with another Husker home run into left field to make the score 6-2 Bison.
The Huskers would add to the score in the fourth inning with a home run down the left-field line from Griffin Everitt to make the score 6-3.
Then in the 9th inning, Brice Matthews would hit another home run to center field, driving in Dylan Carey and putting the Huskers within one run to tie the game, 6-5 NDSU.
With two outs, Casey Burnham would go down swinging, ending Nebraska’s comeback and the game.
North Dakota would go on to have seven hits, with two coming from Caydn Scwabe, five RBIs, three coming from Druw Sackett, and the only home run coming from Druw Sackett.
Nebraska would go on to have seven hits, five runs, and one error, with Brice Matthews leading the charge with two home runs and bringing in three RBIs
The Huskers travel to College Park to take on the No. 23 ranked Maryland Terrapins.