The Nebraska Baseball team stretched their win streak to eight games defeating the Michigan Wolverines 14-3 Friday night. Nebraska walked thirteen times leading to a season high in runs.
Nebraska started the game off hot, sending eleven men to the plate in the first inning. After recording the first out of the game, the Huskers would draw three consecutive walks to load the bases. Ben Miller would start the scoring with a single into left to put the Huskers up 1-0. Austin Darby would then add a two run single. Jake Meyers and Steven Reveles would then add two more hits to put the Huskers up 5-0.
Nebraska would add to their lead in the second inning. After a Tanner Lubach walk, Miller would double to move Lubach over to third. Darby would hit a ground ball which Michigan misplayed allowing Lubach to score and move the lead to 6-0.
Nebraska would put the game effectively out of reach in the third. After Reveles walked to open the third, Ryan Boldt would hit his first home run of the season. Another pair of walks would cost the Wolverines. Lubach and Headley walked, and moved 90 feet on a wild pitch. Miller would then drive in his second run of the game to put the Huskers up 9-0.
In the fourth, the Huskers would show no mercy. After a Reveles single, Boldt and Jake Placzek would walk to load the bases with only one out. Blake Headley would then hit a sacrifice fly to move the Husker lead up to double digits. Lubach followed with a single to extend the lead to 11-0.
Chance Sinclair would give up his only run in the fifth inning. Jacob Cronenworth and Jackson Glines combined for a double and a triple respectively to trim the Husker lead to 10. Sinclair ended the game with 6 innings pitched and one run allowed.
Nebraska would put up three more runs in the sixth to stretch their lead to 13. After Boldt walked, Headley drove him in with a double to the gap. Lubach then hit a sharp ball to shortstop for a single. Scott Schreiber joined the hit parade with a solid single. Darby then forced in a run with a walk while the last Husker run scored on a wild pitch.
Michigan would pick up two more runs in the seventh, after the game was effectively over. Nebraska closed out the game to pick up their eighth consecutive victory and move to 15-6 (1-0) overall. Nebraska will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they return to Hawks Field to try and clinch the series against Michigan. First pitch is set for 2:05