Nebraska fell behind early and could not get anything going offensively, as the Huskers dropped the opening game of the Clemson regional by a final score of 6-0. Matt Waldron gave up five runs, while the Husker batters struck out ___ times.
The Huskers actually had a pair of runners on base in both the first and the second inning. Both times the Huskers were unable to solve Oklahoma State ace Thomas Hatch. Hatch would handcuff the Huskers as he pitched seven scoreless innings, striking out 10 Huskers.
While Hatch held the Huskers at bay, the Cowboys struck first in the bottom of the first inning. The first five batters would reach on four hits, and a hit batter to get a 2-0 lead. Waldron battled back and got a pair of strikeouts looking to close the inning without giving up any more damage.
Oklahoma State added two runs in the third, and another tally in the fourth. Connor Costello did the damage both times, with a two run shot off of Waldron over the wall in left in the third, and a RBI single in the fourth off of reliever Garett King.
Nebraska did threaten in the sixth when Jake Meyers singled, Ben Miller walked, and Scott Schreiber singled to load the bases with only one out. Hatch buckled down and got Jesse Wilkening and Jake Placzek to both chase on sliders in the dirt to end the threat for the Huskers.
After scoring another run in the seventh, Oklahoma State would turn to Trey Cobb in the eighth inning. Cobb would allow a hit batter and a walk but would put up another zero. Another zero from Cobb would close the door on the Huskers.
With the loss, Nebraska drops to the losers bracket, where they will meet the loser of Western Carolina and Clemson tomorrow at 11 A.M. Nebraska will need to find there bats, as they continue to look hamstrung at the plate.