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Husker Win Hall of Fame Classic at the K, Defeating Kansas 3-1

Max Knutson gets his second win as a Husker in victory, as pitching dominates again.

Max Knutson and the Husker pitching staff were the story of the night, as they held the Kansas Jayhawks to one run on six hits. Knutson went 5.1 innings, allowing a single run, while the bullpen combined to allow two hits the rest of the way. Luis Alvarado had two hits to lead the way for the Huskers offensively.

Nebraska took an early lead in the third inning. Jake Placzek was hit by a pitch, Jake Meyers walked, and Scott Schreiber knocked in Placzek with a solid single. Meyers would score on a wild pitch to put the Huskers up 2-0.

Kansas would come back in the bottom half of the inning. A single, walk, and another single put the Jayhawks on the board. Knutson would induce a popup to end the threat and preserve the Husker lead.

Nebraska would add a single tally in the sixth. Jesse Wilkening walked, Alvarado singled, and after a sacrifice, Steven Reveles would hit a floater into center to score Wilkening. The Huskers would have a chance for more, but Ryan Boldt popped out and Placzek took a called third to end the inning.

After 1.2 innings from Reece Eddins, Nebraska would turn to Robbie Palkert who would induce a double play ball to get out of a jam in the eighth.

Chad Luensmann would load the bases in the ninth, but would get a ground ball to first base. With the win, Nebraska has now won four of their past five games. Nebraska improves to 26-15 (7-5). Nebraska continues their roadtrip as they head to Rutgers for a three game series starting Friday.