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Huskers Sweep Indiana State, 11-4

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Nebraska hits two home runs in rout of Sycamores.

Jake Placzek became the first Husker to homer in three straight games since Ben Miller last season, as the Huskers swept the Indiana State Sycamores, winning the finale 11-4. Garrett King picked up his first win of the season, while Placzek was 2-3 with 5 runs batted in.

Nebraska would waste no time on Wednesday afternoon, as the Huskers put up three early runs. Ryan Boldt started with a triple, followed by a Miller home run to left. Luis Alvarado would score a third run thanks to a passed ball, and an error to give the Huskers an early three run lead.

After adding single tallies in the third and fourth innings, the Huskers would effectively put the game out of reach in the fifth. Nebraska would add three more runs to stretch the lead to 8-1. Placzek would have the key hit of the inning, a two out double that scored Steven Reveles and Elijay Dilday.

King would work into the sixth inning for the Huskers. King would allow two runs over 5.1 innings, his best start of the season. King pitched to contact, and let his defense work, as he did not record a strikeout all day. After a home run for the Sycamores to start the sixth inning, the Huskers brought in Reece Eddins who closed the door.

Nebraska would score their final three runs in the seventh. Cole Klemke was hit by a pitch, and Brady Childs walked to bring up Placzek who blasted his third home run in three games over the left field fence.

Indiana State did threaten in the eighth. Sean Chandler gave up two walks, and two singles to score a run for the Sycamores. Andy Dejesus reached on an error to pull the Sycamores to within seven. Chad Lunesmann would come in and get the last out for the Huskers.

Luensmann would shut out the Sycamores in the ninth. With the win the Huskers improve to 13-7 on the season. Nebraska continues their five game road trip as they head to West Lafayette to take on the Purdue Boilermakers to start conference play.