The Nebraska Baseball team won their seventh consecutive game in a row on Wednesday afternoon defeating the Indiana State Sycamores 3-2. The Huskers used a three run fourth inning to jump out to an early 3-0 lead and used their stout bullpen to secure the midweek sweep.
After a quiet first three innings, the Huskers looked to get the offense going in the fourth. Blake Headley hit his seventh double of the season and was moved to third on a Ben Miller base hit. Scott Schreiber then hit a ball into the wind for a long loud out, but still good enough for a sacrifice fly. Austin Darby would conclude the rally by drilling a ball off the back of the visitors bullpen for a two run home run.
Indiana State would get single runs back in the fifth and the eighth. Manuel Estevez homered in the fifth off of Zack Engelken who would end his day with 4.1 innings pitched. Jake Meyers would pick up the win in relief of Engelken. Josh Roeder picked up his seventh save of the season, moving to within seven of the school record.
The Huskers are back in action Friday evening as they take on the Michigan Wolverines to open conference play. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35.
Notes and News:
Jake Placzek got his third start of the season, this time at second base.
Taylor Fish had three hits to improve his team leading average to .500
Nebraska has moved up to number 50 in the RPI rankings on Warrennolan.
Nebraska's longest win streak was 8 games last season
Nebraska won 8 straight home games to start the 2013 season.
Nebraska's record is 17 straight home victories.