Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad and senior outfield Kale Kiser
Lincoln, NE - For the second straight week, Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad wasn't pleased with his teams effort after splitting a double-header with Cal-State Bakersfield on Saturday.
"I thought it stunk, we went through the motions the entire day," said Erstad. "The team in the other dugout was more excited to play two games than we were - plain and simple. I'm just disappointed that I haven't gotten my message across about how important every single game is."
Nebraska scored two runs in the second inning of game No. 1, but "sat on the lead" as senior Kale Kiser told reporters after both contests. They didn't score again until the 11th inning, when Kiser had a walk-off single to win game one, 3-2.
Game No. 2 featured a sluggish effort from the Huskers, giving up eight runs in the first six innings, before eventually losing 10-2.
"We just didn't put enough pressure on them," said Erstad. "I would have liked to seen us have a few more competitive bats. It all starts with me. I have to set the tone."
* Michael Pritchard extended his hit streak to 21 games, with hits in both contests.
* Kale Kiser's walk-off single was his second walk-off hit of the year.
* Freshman Kyle Kubat started game No. 1 for the Huskers, giving up one run in five innings.
* Attendance was 5,111
* Brandon Pierce fell to 5-2 on the year, giving up eight runs (seven earned) in 5.2 innings in game No. 2.
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