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Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team (16-10-1, 2-0-1 Big Ten) scored 10 runs in the second inning
The last time the Huskers scored 10 runs in an inning was on April 16, 2014, when they did it against Omaha, also in the second inning.
The season-high 14 runs came on a season-high 19 hits, as Angelo Altavilla, Luis Alvarado, Luke Roskam and Jesse Wilkening all had three hits on the night. Nebraska also registered its second multi-home run game in four games, as Ben Miller and Scott Schreiber each hit long balls. Miller started on the mound and earned the win, becoming the first Husker to homer and record a pitching win in the same game since Jake Meyers did it last season against Nicholls State.
Nebraska’s 19 hits were the most by NU’s
After the neither team scored in the first, the Huskers blew the game open in the second with 10 runs on eight hits. Creighton starter Jeff Albrecht got the first out of the second and then reliever Ryan Tapani took over. The junior allowed the next five Huskers to reach, as he allowed two singles, hit two batters and gave up a walk. The Jays then turned the ball over to Grant Spranger, who was also unable to get an out. After giving up a single to Altavilla, Spranger had a shot at a double play on a ball hit back to
Miller retired the first two batters in the top of the third, but then walked the bases loaded with two outs to create a threat for the Jays. With nowhere to put Riley Landuyt, Miller settled in and got an inning-ending pop out.
The Jays broke up the shutout in the fifth with a two-out single. Thomas Luevano reached on a one-out double and after reliever Byron Hood got a groundout, Landuyt delivered a RBI single that cut NU’s lead to 10-1. Will Robertson notched Creighton’s second double of the inning to put two runners in scoring position, but Hood was able to keep the damage to one run with an inning-ending strikeout.
Following the 10-run second inning, the Huskers went scoreless for four innings before putting up three runs in the seventh. Schreiber plated the first run of the frame when he hit an opposite-field home run on the first offering he saw from reliever Brennan Hammer. Later in the inning with two outs and the bases empty the Huskers put together a rally. Zac
With just one run on four hits through the first seven
The Huskers will travel to Werner Park night for a meeting with the Omaha Mavericks before returning home this weekend for a three-game Big Ten series against the Maryland Terrapins.