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Behind Meyers Complete Game, Nebraska Baseball Defeats Western Carolina 10-0

Huskers pound out 12 hits in victory

Gallery: Nebraska Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season

After two straight defeats to the Western Carolina Catamounts, Nebraska used a five hit complete game shut out from Jake Meyers to win the series finale Sunday at Hawks Field. Every starter had at least one hit, to pace the Husker offense to a 10-0 victory.

Nebraska struck often and early scoring eight runs in the first three innings. Mojo Hagge singled and came around to score on a Scott Schreiber single in the first. The Huskers then doubled the lead to 2-0 when Ben Miller connected to left field for an RBI double.

Nebraska would score three more times in the third. After Alex Raburn and Brady Childs reached on a pair of base hits, Jake Schleppenbach roped a triple into the right field corner to stretch the lead to 4-0. Schleppenbach would score on an Angelo Altavilla groundout.

Western Carolina pitcher Brenden Nail would be chased in the third. Four walks to Miller, Raburn, Schleppenbach, and Hagge would add another run. The big blow in the inning was Altavilla’s two run single with two outs to blow the game open.

While the Husker offense was giving plenty of support, Meyers was crusing along on the mound. The Catamounts got a leadoff double in the fourth inning, but that was the only baserunner to advance past first base for Meyers on the day.

The Huskers added single runs in the fifth and eighth innings thanks to doubles from both Schreiber and Luis Alvarado to make the lead into double digits.

Meyers would close out the game in the ninth, getting Nobu Suzuki to fly out to Hagge in left. With the win the Huskers improve to 7-8 on the season. Nebraska remains home next weekend when they welcome The College of Charleston to Lincoln for a three game series. First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 4:05.