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Nebraska Baseball Ties Indiana 1-1 In 11 Innings

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Nebraska doesn’t lose this weekend, bonus!

Gallery: Nebraska Baseball Wraps Up Regular Season

After clinching their first Big Ten series of the year, Nebraska and Indiana played to a tie in the final game of the series. After eleven innings of deadlocked baseball, Nebraska had to leave for the airport, making it the first tie in the Big Ten season since Nebraska joined the league.

Jake Meyers and Pauly Milto would each set down the first six batters they faced. A leadoff hit from each team in the third inning would produce no runs, as Nebraska and Indiana both failed to convert.

The Hoosiers would load the bases in the fifth inning thanks via a Logan Sowers single, an error, and a walk to Alex Krupa. Meyers would buckle down and get a strikeout of Matt Gorski to end the threat.

While the Hoosiers blew a chance to open the scoring, Nebraska would take the lead in their half of the sixth. After quickly recording the first two outs, Milto would give up base hits to Meyers, Scott Schreiber, and Ben Miller to plate a run.

In the bottom half of the inning, Indiana would answer. After getting a flyball to center for the first out, Meyers would be chased from the game after giving up hits to Luke Miller, Matt Lloyd, and Sowers to even the game at 1-1. With runners on second and third, Nebraska would turn to Robbie Palkert who got a pop-up from Ryan Fineman and a grounder from Colby Stratten to keep the score knotted at one.

After giving up the tying run, Nebraska had a golden chance to retake the lead in the seventh. Luke Roskam would reach third on a triple when Krupa lost the ball in the sun. With no one out, Jake Schleppenbach struck out and Zac Repinski would ground into a fielders choice where pinch runner Joe Acker would be out at home.

Palkert would work a clean three up three down seventh inning and get the first out of the eighth before turning the ball over to Jake McSteen. McSteen would allow Sowers to double with two outs, but would get out of the inning with no more damage done.

After a quiet top of the ninth, McSteen would return to the mound, and give up a one out walk, and stolen base to put a runner in scoring position. With Krupa up, McSteen would get a line drive to Mojo Hagge in left who fired back to Schleppenbach for the 7-4 double play.

In the tenth, Nebraska got a single to leadoff from Schleppenbach. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from pinch hitter Alex Raburn. Hagge and Altavilla would be unable to drive in Schleppenbach and we went to the bottom of the tenth.

Nebraska would get out of the tenth, with Chad Luensmann stranding two runners on a fielders choice.

Neither team would score in the eleventh, after which the game was halted. Nebraska had to catch a flight back to Lincoln from Indianapolis, thus ending the game in a tie.

With the tie, Nebraska keeps their undefeated streak at six games and moves their record to 15-10-1 (2-0-1 Big Ten) while Indiana moves to 14-11-2 (0-2-1 Big Ten). Nebraska is back home to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35.