Scott Schreiber hit a pair of home runs as the Huskers clinched the weekend series against Penn State Sunday afternoon by a final score of 8-1. Jake Meyers once again was terrific, throwing 7.2 innings of one run baseball. Schreiber led the offense but the Huskers as a team belted out 13 hits.
Nebraska would jump all over Justin Hagenman, scoring runs in each of the first three innings. Nebraska would get a single tally in the first when Jake Meyers singled and scored from first base on a Ben Miller base hit.
With Nebraska up 1-0 in the second, the Huskers would execute on three pitches to double their lead. Jake Schleppenbach would double down the first base line, would move to third on a sac bunt by Steven Reveles, and then would score on a sac fly from Ryan Boldt.
Ben Miller would get another rally started in the third with a base hit. Schreiber would only single to move Miller to third, who would then score on a Taylor Fish fielder's choice to move the lead out to 3-0.
Nebraska and Penn State would trade runs during the middle of the game. In the fifth Schreiber would hit a ball to the party porch in right center for his first home run of the day. Greg Guers would get the Nittany Lions on the board in the seventh scoring on a ground out after a triple to lead off the seventh.
Nebraska then would put the game out of reach in the seventh with four runs. The first four batters would reach, starting with a Jake Placzek walk and then a Meyers single. Miller would then get his third hit of the day, a double scoring both runners. Schreiber would then belt a ball out of the park in left field, clearing the fence to move the lead to 8-1.
Jake McSteen would come into the game in the eighth and would get a towering pop up to end the frame. McSteen would work around a two out single to close out the game.
With the win Nebraska improves to 33-18 (13-8). Nebraska now reduces their magic number to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament to one. Nebraska is in action next Tuesday night as they head to Creighton to make up a huge game against the Jays.