For the first time this year, Nebraska broke out the brooms, sweeping the College of Charleston with a 6-2 victory Sunday afternoon. Jake Meyers continued his domination on the mound, while the offense delivered another balanced effort.
Nebraska took the lead in the third inning and did not look back. Jake Schleppenbach doubled to lead off, moved to third, and scored when Angelo Altavilla lifted a sacrifice fly to center field.
A big fourth inning would put the game out of reach for the Cougars. Nebraska scored four times, chasing Cougar pitcher Griffin McLarty in the process. Walks to Luis Alvarado and Ben Miller brought in Cougar pitcher Carter Love who gave up a single to Alex Raburn and a walk to Brady Childs to score one run. Singles from Mojo Hagge and Altavilla concluded the scoring for the Huskers.
The scoreless stretch for the Huskers would come to an end when the Cougars got a single run back in the sixth inning. Robbie Palkert relieved Jake Meyers after six shutout innings, and gave up a double to Tommy Richter and a RBI single to pinch hitter Joey Mundy. Palkert got a lineout to end the threat.
A rally in the bottom half of the inning got that run right back. Back to back walks from Mojo Hagge and Altavilla put runners on first and second with no one out. After a fielders choice forced Hagge at third, Altavilla and Meyers stole third and second respectively. Altavilla would score on a passed ball to push the lead to 6-1.
Nate Fischer came in to work the eighth inning and promptly gave up a pair of hits to the Cougars. Logan McRae would collect a sacrifice fly to cut the lead to 6-2. Fischer would get out of the inning with a pop out. Alvarado would come in and work the ninth to close out the win for the Huskers.
With the win, Nebraska moves over the .500 mark for the first time this season. The Huskers end their eight game home stand with a 6-2 mark, and now take to the road to head to California, where they will play a midweek contest against California State University-Bakersfield and then have a four game series against Cal Poly.