Nebraska baseball loses to Maryland in extra innings in Big Ten tourney
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Nebraska baseball was dealt its first loss in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.
The Huskers lost to top-seeded Maryland 2-1 at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha.
From the start, the game was a nail-biter, staying scoreless until the top of the second inning.
Cole Evans put Nebraska on the board with a ground-out to send Josh Caron to home.
The Terrapins evened the game at 1-1 in the fifth inning, when Kevin Keister scored on a Matt Shaw single.
The game stalled for 90 minutes due to a lightning delay in the seventh inning.
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With a steal in the ninth, Brice Matthews became the first Husker to ever record 20 home runs and 20 steals in a single season.
But no runs were scored in that frame, sending the game into extra innings.
Nick Lorusso homered in the bottom of the 10th to give Maryland a walk-off win.
On the mound, Schay Schanaman recorded the loss for Nebraska.
He allowed one hit and one run in 2.2 innings, for an ERA of 3.31
Jace Kaminska had pitched six innings for the Huskers, striking out five batters.
He allowed just six hits and two walks, with an ERA of 3.92.
Jason Savacool came to the mound for the Terrapins in the 10th and got the win.
He struck out two and walked one.
Nebraska now heads to the losers’ bracket, where it will take on Michigan State on Friday.
If Nebraska loses, the Huskers’ tournament aspirations will come to an end.