The Nebraska Cornhusker Baseball gang split a mid-week series with the Northern Colorado Bears the last 2 days at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.
Nebraska (9-6 overall) defeated Northern Colorado 10-2 on Tuesday behind 17 hits. However, the Bears (5-13 overall) got 15 hits of their own on Wednesday as they defeated the Huskers 9-2.
Pat Kelly had a Home Run and 4 RBI's to go along with three base hits by Michael Pritchard and Tanner Lubach as Nebraska used 6 straight scoring innings to take Game 1 of the set 10-2 on Tuesday.
Northern Colorado did load the bases in the 6th inning, forcing starter Aaron Bummer out of the game. Jeff Chestnut did come in and limit the Bears to one run in the inning. Zach Hirsch stepped in and got the last 9 outs of the game, surrendering 2 hits while striking out 5. Bummer did strike out 5 in 5.2 innings pitched, but did allow 4 hits and 4 walks.
The bats that were alive for the Huskers on Tuesday went silent on Wednesday, as the Huskers only amassed 7 hits with 2 runs as the Bears got 2 runs in the 1st, 6th and 8th innings, never surrendering the lead all afternoon.
Jake Hohensee only got 2 innings out of his start, with no Husker pitcher going over 2 innings all afternoon. The Bears used 4 pitchers in the first 4 innings, but only gave up 2 runs and 2 walks in those first 4 innings, while striking out only 4 Huskers all day.
Michael Pritchard did extend his on-base streak to 57 games by reaching on a single in the 1st inning. The streak ties the current streak by Mark Payton of the University of Texas.
The Huskers host the UC Irvine Anteaters visit Lincoln for a 3 game set that starts Friday, March 14th at 4:35pm.