Behind a season high 10 run inning, Nebraska defeated the Creighton Bluejays 14-6 Tuesday night. Ben Miller and Scott Schreiber both went deep for the Huskers, while Miller provided three scoreless innings on the mound.
After a scoreless first inning, Nebraska would send 14 men to the plate, scoring ten times in the second inning. After getting Miller to groundout, Bluejays starting pitcher Jeff Albrecht would depart in favor of Ryan Tapani. Luis Alvarado would single, then Luke Roskam and Jesse Wilkening were hit by pitches to load the bases. Jake Schleppenbach singled and Mojo Hagge walked to plate the first two Husker runs and chase Tapani.
Replacing Tapani was Grant Spranger who would allow an Angelo Altavilla single to score two more. After an error on Spranger on a potential double play ball, Schreiber would single to score another run before Miller hit a three run home run down the right field line to plate three more. Jackson Vescelus would replace Spranger who allowed singles to Alvarado, Roskam, and Wilkening. A double play from Schleppenbach would end the inning but not before the Huskers had a 10-0 lead.
MILLER TIME!— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) April 5, 2017
Creighton would get a single run back in the fifth when Thomas Luevano doubled and scored on a base hit from Riley Landuyt off of relief pitcher Byron Hood.
The Huskers would respond with a three spot in their half of the sixth. Schreiber would hit an opposite field home run just clearing the fence in right to start the scoring. After back to back singles from Zac Repinski and Roskam, Wilkening would double to dead center to push the margin out to 13-1.
Pretty sure that touched the moon. https://t.co/AMbjEJVTXz— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) April 5, 2017
Creighton would plate five runs in the eighth off of Husker relief pitcher Mitch Steinhoff. After recording the second out of the inning, Steinhoff would give up three straight run scoring hits to bring the Jays to within seven. Landuyt would pop up to Altavilla to end the inning.
In the bottom half of the eighth, Nebraska would get back a single run when Jeff Athey doubled and scored on a Roskam single back up through the box.
Nebraska turned the ball over to Matt Waldron in the ninth who after allowing a leadoff double to Will Robertson, got the Bluejays in order to end the game.
With the win, Nebraska moves to 16-10-1 (2-0-1 Big Ten) while Creighton falls to 8-15 (0-0 Big East). Nebraska travels to Warner Field tomorrow evening to take on the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35.