All Steven Reveles needed to do was to get a ball to the outfield. Reveles would do more than that Friday afternoon, as his second career home run would cap off a comeback for the Huskers.
The Huskers looked to be on track early in the game, thanks to two extra base hits in the first inning. After Jake Placzek doubled and scored thanks to a passed ball Jake Meyers would triple. The Huskers would have to wait to the seventh inning to score again.
An early lead would go to waste as Coton Howell struggled to find the strike zone in the second inning. Howell would walk two men, and allow a base hit to score one run. The Lions would score a second run on an infield hit and end the inning up 2-1.
The Lions would continue to work Howell, adding single runs in the fourth and fifth to go up 4-1. Howell would get through six innings, his longest appearance of his career for Nebraska.
While Howell had to labor through some innings, Lions pitcher J.D. Busfield commanded the strike zone early and often against the Huskers. Busfield struck out seven Husker hitters, and allowed the one early run.
Busfield would run into trouble in the seventh against the Huskers, as Jesse Wilkening reached on an error to lead off the inning. Elijay Dilday would follow with a single to bring the tying run to the plate for the Huskers. After Reveles grounded out, Ryan Boldt would hit a bloop single scoring two to pull the Huskers within 4-3.
While the Huskers were making the comeback on offense, Head Coach Darin Erstad brought in Byron Hood to keep the Lions at bay. Hood would command the strike zone with a dominant fastball and a nasty curve. Hood would not allow a Lion batter to reach base in the final three innings.
The Huskers had a golden chance to take the lead in the eighth inning. With Busfield out of the game, the Lions brought in Kyle Dozier who had not allowed a hit all season. Ben Miller would change that fact with an infield single. Meyers attempted to bunt but was hit and Taylor Fish reached on an error to load the bases with nobody out. Luis Alvarado would hit into a double play, but the Huskers would score the tying run.
The ninth inning started with a wind aided triple from Dilday. With the infield in, all Reveles needed to do was get a ball to the outfield. Reveles would promptly put a ball over the berm in left to push the Huskers back to .500.