Nebraska baseball comes out swinging in sixth inning to defeat Creighton
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska baseball got its revenge on Creighton on Tuesday night, winning 7-4 just hours after a loss to the Bluejays.
Brice Matthews got things going for the Huskers in the top of the first inning with a solo home run at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha.
But the Jays responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning, off hits from Sterling Hayes and Tyler Lozano.
Matthews had another RBI in the second inning, singling to score Griffin Everitt.
Then Creighton’s Hogan Helligso got a solo home run of his own to put the Jays back up by one run.
Efry Cervantes tied the game for Nebraska in the fifth inning with a ground-out that sent Casey Burnham home.
The Huskers added three runs in the sixth, scoring on an error and a Max Anderson double.
In the seventh inning, Ben Columbus doubled to score Cervantes.
Kyle Perry pitched 4.1 innings for the Huskers, allowing just two hits and one run.
Corbin Hawkins got the save. He allowed four hits in his 3.2 innings on the mound.