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Nebraska Baseball Clinches Weekend Series, Defeats Indiana 3-1

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Jake Schleppenbach hits first career home run!

Gallery: Nebraska Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season

For the second consecutive year, the Nebraska Baseball team will have the chance to grab a road sweep to open Big Ten play. The Huskers, who defeated the Indiana Hoosiers Friday night 7-3, took game two of the series Saturday afternoon by a 3-1 score.

Nebraska took little time in establishing a lead thanks to sloppy defense from the Hoosiers. The first three batters of the game reached, with Mojo Hagge walking in a nine pitch at bat, Angelo Altavilla reaching on an error, and Jake Meyers reaching on a second Indiana error. Scott Schreiber would ground into a twin killing but Hagge would score to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead.

With a lead, Derek Burkamper was sharp early, getting Indiana to chase pitches, and swing early in counts. Burkamper would set down eight Hoosiers in a row at one point, and looked in command early.

In the sixth, Nebraska would string together four hits, scoring only a single tally. After Altavilla reached on a single and was replaced by Meyers with a fielders choice, Meyers would steal second to put the insurance run in scoring position. Ben Miller would single to score Meyers, and then move to third on a pair of singles from Luis Alvarado and Luke Roskam. With the bases loaded, Nebraska could do no damage and Jesse Wilkening flew out to end the inning.

Burkamper would be chased in the bottom half of the inning, as he gave up a walk to Matt Gorski, a double to Craig Dedelow, and a single to Luke Miller to get the Hoosiers to within a run. Matt Waldron would come in out of the bullpen with runners on the corners and no outs. Waldron would get Matt Lloyd to hit a line drive at Miller who would tag the bag at first for an unassisted double play. A strikeout of Logan Sowers would end the threat for the Hoosiers.

After grabbing the momentum in the sixth, Nebraska would get a home run from Jake Schleppenbach to regain the two run lead at 3-1.

Waldron would get the eighth inning, putting the Hoosiers down in order. Alvarado would come in and pitch the ninth, giving up a leadoff single to Lloyd before getting a double play ball from Sowers. Alvarado would get Ryan Fineman swinging on a curveball to end the game.

Nebraska (15-10, 2-0 Big Ten) and Indiana (14-11-1, 3-2 Big Ten) will finish their three game series Sunday with first pitch set for 2:05 p.m. LHP Jake Meyers (4-1, 2.01) will take the mound for Nebraska while the Hoosiers have not yet announced a starter for tomorrows contest.