Husker baseball beats Indiana to stay on top of the Big Ten standings
The Huskers now lead the Big Ten by two games ahead of Michigan and Maryland, two and a half games over Indiana.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (KLKN) — Nebraska baseball scored early and hung on at Indiana, 8-5, on Friday. The Huskers now lead the Big Ten by two games ahead of Michigan and Maryland, two and a half games over Indiana.
Nebraska (26-11) scored four runs in the top of the 2nd inning and never relinquished the lead, though Indiana made it interesting several times throughout the contest.
The Hoosiers made it 4-3 after a three-run bottom of the 2nd inning. Max Anderson, the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Week, then hit a two-run home run in the top of the 3rd to extend the Husker lead to 6-3. Anderson finished 3-for-5 in the game.
Indiana got close again in the bottom of the 7th inning, bringing the score to 7-5. However, Spencer Schwellenbach added an insurance run in the top of the 9th with a solo home run.
Husker starter Cade Povich went just four innings, allowing four runs. However, the Nebraska bullpen performed admirably yet again. Jake Bunz and Koty Frank combined for four innings of work and allowed just one run while striking out nine batters. Schwellenbach closed it out for the Big Red.
Nebraska takes on Ohio State and Indiana on Saturday, beginning with the Buckeyes at 12:00 p.m. The Huskers and Hoosiers get underway at 5:30 p.m. and can be watched on ESPNU.