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Nebraska Baseball Owns The State Again As They Defeat Creighton 15-2 Tonight

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Scott Schreiber hits two homers in Husker rout

Opposing Big Ten teams will want to take note: Scott Schreiber is scorching hot. Schreiber hit two home runs for his second consecutive game, powering Nebraska past Creighton 10-2. Max Knutson gave the Huskers 5.2 innings to pick up the win on the mound.

Nebraska would start quickly in the first inning. The first five Huskers would reach with three of them coming around to score. Ryan Boldt doubled, Jake Placzek was hit by a pitch, and Jake Meyers reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Ben Miller and Schreiber hit back to back singles to give the Huskers a lead they would never relinquish.

After Creighton got a run back on a solo home run from Nicky Lopez in the third, Nebraska would tack on three more runs in the third. Schreiber led off with a blast to the power alley in left. Jesse Wilkening would double to chase Creighton starter Austin Stroschein. After Luis Alvarado reached on an error, Jake Schleppenbach would drive in Wilkening with a single. A ground out by Steven Reveles would add to the Husker lead.

Creighton would score another run in the fifth but would get no more. After loading the bases in the sixth and bringing the tying run to the plate, the Huskers would turn to Jeff Chesnut who would shut the door on the Jays chance.

Nebraska would put away the game with a four spot in the sixth inning. Both Boldt and Placzek would single to bring up Meyers. Meyers would hit a ball off the wall in left for a long single to score a run. After a ground out, Scott Schreiber would blast off to the bullpen in left for his fourth home run in the last two games.

Darin Erstad would trot out Reece Eddins to get some work in the eighth. After Eddins threw a perfect inning, Nebraska would add five more runs. Singles by Schreiber, Wilkening, Reveles, Boldt, Placzek, Meyers, and Matt Waldron would push the lead to 15-2. Schreiber just missed a triple in his second at bat of the inning, as Daniel Woodrow caught a ball on the warning track for the final out of the inning.

Chad Luesnmann would get an inning of work in the ninth, closing the game for the Huskers. With the win Nebraska improves to 34-18 (13-8). Nebraska returns home to host Indiana in a three game series starting Thursday night.