Huskers come back big to win game one of Fayetteville regional
After getting themselves into a 4-0 hole to start the game, Nebraska battled their way back to beat Northeastern 8-6 in game one of the Fayetteville regional.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR. (KLKN) – After getting themselves into a 4-0 hole to start the game, Nebraska baseball battled their way back to beat Northeastern 8-6 in game one of the Fayetteville regional.
It was a rocky and short outing for Nebraska’s Friday ‘go-to’ Cade Povich. The junior gave up eight hits in just over three innings including four earned runs. Koty Frank came in relief to end the third inning, but the Huskies already claimed a 4-0 lead on the Big Red.
The offense didn’t do any damage until the fourth when Cam Chick turned on an inside pitch and sent one over the right field wall for a three-run shot. That scored Spencer Schwellenbach and Brice Matthews to get the Huskers within one.
Husker bats showed off more in the fifth with Jaxon Hallmark’s one-out triple. Schwellenbach followed with a sacrifice fly that tied the game up at four-a-piece.
It wasn’t until the sixth when Nebraska took their first lead of the game. The hit-and-run was on as Mojo Hagge singled through the left side scoring Matthews from second. Then, Northeastern was called for a balk plating another run for the Big Red. The Huskers led 7-4 by the end of the sixth.
Schwellenbach came in to pitch midway through the eighth inning and finished the game in the ninth.
Nebraska will face No. 1 Arkansas tomorrow at 8 p.m. CT.