NU BSB: Headley Knocks Pair of Triples, Huskers Win 9-2

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Headley Knocks Pair of Triples, Huskers Win 9-2

Lincoln – For the second straight game senior Blake Headley roped a pair of triples, and freshman Scott Schreiber add another, to power the Nebraska baseball team to a 9-2 win over the Northern Colorado Bears. The Huskers improved to 9-6 on the year in front of 3,067 fans at Hawks Field.

Headley went 3-for-5 on the day and went 5-for-10 in the two-game series against the Bears with four triples, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Along with Headley and Schreiber, Ben Miller and Tanner Lubach also added multi-hit performances. Seven different Huskers notched an RBI on the day, including a career-high three from Schreiber on a bases-loaded triple in the seventh that was part of a five-run frame.

Freshman Zack Engelken started his first career game at Nebraska and went 3.1 innings. The Overland Park, Kan., native gave up a pair of runs on three hits on and struck out two. The Bears’ two runs on the afternoon came on a two-run homer in the fourth that just snuck over the left field wall off the bat of Payton Tapia.

Four Husker reliever combined to throw 5.2 innings of scoreless relief, and junior Jeff Chesnut earned the win to improve to 2-0 on the year. Nebraska’s pitching staff notched nine strikeouts on the day, while giving up just six hits.

The Huskers continue their 16-game homestand on Friday afternoon then they open a three-game series against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles. Friday’s series opener is scheduled for 4:05 p.m., while Saturday’s game is set for 2:05 p.m. and the finale on Sunday is scheduled to start at 1:05 p.m.