Nebraska jumped out to an early 8-1 lead Sunday afternoon, before holding off the Purdue Boilermakers, winning by a final score of 9-8. Nebraska starter Matt Waldron gets his fourth win of the season, while Tanner Andrews took the loss for the Boilermakers.
The Huskers would jump out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to Ryan Boldt and Jake Placzek. Boldt would get on base, and Placzek would deposit his sixth home run over the left field wall. Waldron would shut down Purdue for the first three innings, not allowing a base runner.
After adding a single tally in the third, Nebraska would plate three more in the fourth. Taylor Fish and Jake Schleppenbach would single, while Steven Reveles drove in two with a line drive over the head of the center fielder. Boldt would add one more on a fly ball to left that was dropped, scoring Reveles.
After Purdue scored a run in the fourth, Nebraska would add two more in the fifth. Purdue would respond with three spots in the sixth and the seventh, with Kyle Wood hitting a three run home run in the seventh being the big blast.
Reveles would homer to give the Huskers a two run lead in the eighth, but Purdue would come back and load the bases with nobody out thanks to two singles and a Husker error. Chad Luensmann would give up one run on a fielders choice, but would get out of the inning with the lead, thanks to a strikeout and a fly ball against Wood.
Luensmann would hit the opening batter of the ninth inning. Eventually advancing to third, Luenesmann would strikeout Alec Olund to end the game. With the win Nebraska improves to 16-7 (3-0) and Purdue falls to 4-17 (0-3). Nebraska is back in action on Tuesday night as they host the Creighton Bluejays for the first game of their three game season series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30.