Ben Miller led the breakout effort of the Nebraska offense Tuesday night, as the Huskers defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 10-4. Miller had three hits and drove in two as the Huskers had seven extra base hits as a team. Garett King picked up the victory pitching four scoreless innings for the Huskers.
Nebraska struck early putting up a three spot in the second. After Austin Darby and Scott Schreiber drew a pair of walks, Elijah Dilday smashed the first pitch he saw into the right field corner for a stand up double. Jake Schleppenbach would plate a pair of runs on a line drive that caught chalk down the third base line. Nebraska would strand the bases loaded to end the inning.
Nebraska would come back in the third and put up a pair of runs to increase their lead. Solo home runs from Miller and Schreiber both to right field would put the Huskers up 5-0. Schreiber hit the second opposite field home run for Nebraska all season with his blast into the bullpen.
Nebraska would plate another pair of runs in the fourth. After Ryan Boldt reached on an infield single, Jake Placzek would double and Boldt would slide underneath the tag at the plate to push the lead to 6-0. Miller would then double down the left field line to push the lead to 7-0.
King would depart after four scoreless innings, as Austin Christensen got a pair of innings. Christensen would strikeout the side in the sixth sandwiched by three hits including a triple that would score.
Nebraska would push their lead to nine runs with a three run seventh. Miller and Darby would both have base hits to bring up Dilday. Dilday would then hit a bases clearing triple into the right field corner to push the Husker lead to 8. A Taylor Fish single would push the lead to 10-1.
Nebraska would give up three runs in the eighth, but Max Knutson would get out of the jam with a strikeout. Nebraska improves to 30-13 (6-6) on the season. Nebraska goes on the road to Iowa for a three game series this weekend.