The cold weather could not stop the red hot Nebraska Baseball team on Tuesday night as they defeated the Cal State Fullerton Titans to win their 11th consecutive game by a final score of 7-2. The Huskers will look to sweep the two game set after losing their first eight contests to the Titans.
The Huskers jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Scott Schreiber triple that scored Austin Darby. After the Titans evened things up with a run in the fourth, the Huskers went to work.
In the fifth, the Huskers reclaimed the lead after a double from Tanner Lubach and a single from Darby. Darby looked to score on a ground ball back up the middle, but was thrown out at the plate trying to advance on Elijah Dilday's single, leaving the Husker lead at 2-1.
While the Huskers clawed back in front, Garett King was holding down the Titan offense. King pitched 5.1 innings of one run baseball, and left in line to get his second victory of the home stand. After Jeff Chestnut came on and induced a line drive double play, the Husker offense made sure that King would get the victory.
In the sixth, the Huskers knocked Titans starting pitcher Connor Seabold out of the game after Lubach recorded his second hit of the night. Ben Miller move Lubach to third with a double down the left field line. Darby would then recorded a run scoring ground out to push the lead to 3-1. A Fullerton error and a Luis Alvarado pinch hit double would bulge the lead to 5-1.
The Huskers then put up a pair of runs in the seventh, as Ryan Boldt was hit by a pitch, moved to second on a sacrifice then was driven home by Blake Headley. Headley would then go on and score on Miller's second double in as many innings.
The bullpen locked down the Husker victory thanks to Chestnut and Colton Howell. The Huskers improve to 18-6 (3-0) on the season while the Titans fall to 11-12 (0-0). The Titans and Huskers conclude their two game series at 1:35 tomorrow afternoon.