Nebraska was unable to break through against strong Michigan pitching, as they dropped their fourth straight game 7-2. The Huskers fall to 22-13 (7-4) while the Wolverines improve to 23-0 (5-2). The Huskers and Wolverines close out their three game series tomorrow at 1 p.m.
Nebraska took an early lead in the fourth inning as Ben Miller singled to start the inning and score when Scott Schreiber hit the light tower in left center field to give the Huskers a 2-0 lead.
While Nebraska starter Jake McSteen looked poised to control the game early, he would allow Michigan to load the bases thanks to a pair of walks. True freshman Ako Thomas would deliver for the Michigan as his single tied the game at two.
Nebraska had an opportunity to retake the lead in the sixth inning after a single from Jake Meyers, a single by Jesse Wilkening, and a walk to Jake Schleppenbach loaded the bases. Steven Reveles and Ryan Boldt were both unable to come through as the game remained tied.
Michigan would score five times in the sixth inning. McSteen would be replaced after allowing the first two runners to reach. Jeff Chestnut would allow three walks, a base hit and an error to effectively put the game out of reach.
Nebraska would try and mount a rally in the eighth as they had two singles and a walk but a double play would end the threat. A quick ninth inning would seal the game for the Wolverines who appear to be hitting their stride in the Big Ten.