Nebraska completed the doubleheader sweep of #12 Arkansas with a 4-2 victory in the second game. In the opener, Kyle Kubat combined with Tyler Niederklein and Dylan Vogt to no-hit Arkansas in a 3-0 victory. It was Nebraska's first no-hitter in over 20 years, and Nebraska's first nine-inning no hitter against a Division 1 opponent since 1954.
It was Kubat's first appearance of the season, as he's been sidelined with arm soreness. He was limited to a strict 60 pitch count, and was relieved by Niederklein, who himself has been recovering from hip surgery.
In the 4th inning of the nightcap, Kash Kalkowski drove in Michael Pritchard with a two out base hit to put the Huskers in front 1-0. In the top of the fifth, Jacob Morris was thrown out at second trying to stretch a leadoff single into a double. That out was huge as Jacob Mahan drilled Nebraska starter Brandon Pierce's next pitch over the right field wall to tie the game at 1-1.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the eighth when sophomore pinch-hitter Blake Headley homered to put the Huskers up 2-1. Rich Sanguinetti, Pat Kelly, and Michael Pritchard all singled to load the bases with nobody out. Sanguinetti scored after Razorback shortstop Brett McAfee bobbled a double play ball to give Nebraska a 3-1 lead. Kelly then scored on Austin Darby's double play ball for Nebraska's final run.
The top of the ninth got a little nervous as Eric Fisher doubled to open the inning and scored on Joe Sorrano's two out base hit. But sophomore reliever Josh Roeder got Tyler Spoon to fly out deep to Sanguinetti to close out the second game.
Nebraska now heads on the road for a three game series with Purdue beginning on Friday night. Friday's game will be televised by BTN at 6 p.m. central time.