Huskers Win A Shocker
(Lincoln-AP) — Alex Gordon went three-for-four with a home run and drove in four runs to lead Nebraska past Wichita State seven-to-three on Tuesday in Lincoln. Gordon's towering first-inning homer landed in the parking lot outside Haymarket Park's right-field fence and put Nebraska up two-to-nothing.
Wichita State got one run back on Nick McCoola's second-inning home run and tied the score in the third. Then Gordon hit a double into the left-center field gap to score Colin Shockey and Daniel Bruce. Gordon then crossed the plate on Braden Keith's single to right to give Nebraska a five-to-two lead.
The Shockers cut Nebraska's lead to two in the fourth and threatened again in the sixth. But Nebraska reliever Jeremy Becker got Logan Sorensen to ground out to shortstop with the bases loaded to end the inning.
Curtis Ledbetter added two insurance runs for Nebraska, driving in Jake Mullinax with his home run in the eighth. Wichita State got one run in the top of the ninth inning.
Starter Quinton Robertson got the win for Nebraska, raising his season record to four-and-four. Kyle Barick took the loss for the shockers.