After a 14-6 victory last night against Creighton, Nebraska continued their winning ways, defeating the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks 3-1 at Werner Park Wednesday night.
Nebraska took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning thanks to two singles and a walk. Jake Meyers walked and stole second to put a runner in scoring position for Scott Schreiber. Schreiber would single to right to plate Meyers and give the Huskers an early run.
In the second, Omaha would pull even with the Huskers. A pair of errors put the first two runners on for Omaha, before Ethan Frazier would get a strikeout to put himself a pitch away from getting out of trouble. Parker Smejkal would single to drive in Ryan Cate who had reached on an error.
The game would remain tied, but both teams had their chances. The Huskers loaded the bases in the third with two outs, but Luis Alvarado grounded out to end the threat. Omaha would load the bases with one out in the bottom of the third but Nate Fischer would come in out of the bullpen and get a strikeout and a pop-up to end the threat.
The Mavericks would load the bases again in the sixth inning after a single, an error, and a walk. Jake McSteen relieve Fischer and got Grant Suponchick to ground out to Jake Schleppenbach to end the threat.
With the score tied, Nebraska platted the go ahead run in the seventh. Luke Roskam led off the inning with a single and was replaced by Alex Henwood to run. Henwood would advance to third on a Schleppenbach single to put runners at the corners with one out. After Brady Childs struck out, Henwood would score on a wild pitch by James Smith to put the Huskers in front.
With a 2-1 lead and two outs in the seventh, Nebraska turned the ball over to Chad Luensmann who would throw a strike to Childs who threw down to second to catch Cole Patterson stealing. After a quick top of the eight, Luensmann would set down the Mavericks in order in the bottom half.
In their last at-bat, Nebraska scored an insurance run. Brison Cronenbold walked, advanced to third on a Mojo Hagge single, and scored on a fielders choice off the bat of Schleppenbach.
With a 3-1 lead, Luensmann would hit the leadoff batter in the ninth, before recovering to get the next three Mavericks.
With the win Nebraska now moves to 17-10-1 (2-0-1 Big Ten). Nebraska-Omaha falls to 6-22 (4-5 Summit League). Nebraska returns home on Friday evening to open up a three game series against the Maryland Terrapins. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 with Jake Hohensee getting the ball for the Huskers.