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Nebraska Baseball: Comeback Against Ohio State Might Be Criminal Offense

Jon Johnston

Nebraska's run in the Big Ten Tournament may be over sooner than you think as someone in Ohio State contemplates murder charges against the Nebraska baseball team. 



That's what they'll say about today's baseball game between Nebraska and Ohio State at TD Ameritrade park. 

Ohio State had Nebraska right where they wanted them early on. Nebraska's Chance Sinclair was chased from the game after only 3.1 innings, responsible for five runs. Bob Greco relieved him and gave up another run, lasting only 0.2 innings as the Buckeyes scored six runs in the fourth inning. 

A 6-0 Buckeye lead!

The rout was on. The Huskers were reeling. 

Or so it seemed. Perhaps they were only angry. 

Ohio State's Tanner Tully had problems in the fifth, giving up three runs on four hits. First, back-to-back singles by Ben Miller and Stephen Reveles. Then Jake Placzek hit a RBI double scoring Miller. Pritchard plated Reveles on a RBI fielder's choice as the play at the plate went in favor of Nebraska. Next, Pat Kelly hit a single to score Placzek before Headley took the second out of the inning on a fly out to left. Tanner Lubach earned a walk, but Austin Darby struck out for the third to end the inning. 

Tully would last 7.0 innings, then give way to Travis Lakins, who pitched a perfect eighth. 

The score was 6-3 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning. The Buckeyes brought in closer Trace Dempsey. Dempsey would immediately cave, walking the the first Husker batter (Miller), hitting the second (Reveles), and walking yet another (Boldt) to load the bases. Dempsey struck out Christian Cox to get an out, but walked Michael Pritchard to score a Husker run. 

Tyler Giannonatti relieved Dempsey, who gave up a two-RBI single up the middle by Pat Kelly, making it 6-6. The Buckeyes loaded the bases by intentionally walking Blake Headley before Tanner Lubach hit a sacrifice fly to score Pritchard and win the game BY MURDER. 



Here are highlights from the game, since you didn't get to see it as it wasn't televised on BTN. They were busy showing the Indiana/Purdue football game from 2007 or some other such non live sport event because THEY SUCK.