Omaha, NE- The Nebraska Baseball team (13-12, 1-2 Big Ten) mustered only seven hits in a 3-1 loss against the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday night. Nebraska continues to struggle on offense.
Nebraska looked in good shape going against Creighton starting pitcher Preston Church. Church came into the game with a 12.19 ERA while allowing 16 runs in just 10 innings pitched. Zac Repinski and Mojo Hagge both lead off to start the first inning. Three straight outs ended the Huskers best threat of the night.
Creighton cashed in on their first inning chance. Isaac Collins walked with one out. A wild pitch and sacrifice fly moved him to third with two outs. Will Robertson doubled down the right field line to score Collins and give the Jays the lead.
The only other chance Nebraska had to score was in the fourth when Scott Schreiber led off with a single. Jesse Wilkening singled during the next at bat, but Schreiber was gunned down trying to go to third. Angelo Altavilla and Luke Roskam were unable to bring Wilkening around from second to keep the Jays in the lead.
The combination of Nate Fisher and Mike Waldron were highly effective on the mound for the first seven innings. Waldron ran into trouble in the eighth when he loaded the bases with just one out.
Collins singled with one out to start the Jays rally. Michael Emodi doubled to put runners at second and third. After an intentional walk to load the bases, Thomas Luevano singled to plate a pair of insurance runs.
Nebraska got a single run in the ninth. Schreiber led off with a double and scored with two outs when Roskam singled into the gap in right center. Jaxon Hallmark fouled out to end the game.
Nebraska could have, should have, would have won this game. The Huskers continue to struggle on offense, looking to press at the plate. Nate Fisher continues to show promise on the mound, but the offense just looks lost. Outside of Repinski, Schreiber, and Wilkening, no Huskers are hitting well.
Nebraska is back on the road this weekend, traveling to Ohio State who looked to cool off last week. Ohio State needed a come from behind win to win a series at home against a bad Georgetown team. Nebraska needs to be ready to go, if not the Huskers could fall further behind the Big Ten standings.