In front of 6062 fans, the Nebraska Baseball team picked up win number 10 on the season, clipping the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles by a final score of 6-3. Chance Sinclair picked up the victory and moved to 2-3 on the season.
It looked like the Huskers would make quick work of the Eagles. Sinclair retired the Eagles on six pitches in the first. The Huskers then went to work. Jake Schleppenbach took 10 pitches before lacing a double to the right field gap. Ryan Boldt followed with a bunt for a hit. Blake Headley drove in Schleppenbach with a sacrifice fly. Three straight singles from Ben Miller, Tanner Lubach, and Austin Darby would load the bases for Scott Schreiber. After a fielder’s choice, Christian Cox would walk to drive in the third run for the Huskers, as they went to the second inning leading 3-0.
Sinclair would run into trouble in the second. After a double and a single left runners at the corners, Adam Eggnatz looked to have extra bases, but Boldt made a diving catch to limit him to a sacrifice fly. Sinclair would give up another double in the inning, but no further damage.
FGCU would tie the game in the fifth. Sinclair would give up a single, and a walk to start the inning. A single pulled the Eagles to within one. The Eagles would tie the game on a sacrifice fly down the right field line.
The Huskers would retake the lead in the sixth inning. Eagle’s starting pitcher Michael Murray started to struggle with his command. Murray would give up a double to Schleppenbach down the right field line. Boldt would hit a ball sharply to shortstop, and everyone would be safe. Headley then drove a ball to right center scoring both runners. Miller would then lace a ball into the left field gap scoring Headley, ending Murray’s day after 120 pitches.
After a clean seventh inning, the Huskers turned the ball to the bullpen. Colton Howell struck out the side in eighth inning. Josh Roeder followed with a pair of strikeouts and got the final out of the game.
The Huskers improve to 10-6 on the season. They return to Hawks field tomorrow afternoon, as they host the Eagles at 2:05.