Break out the brooms! The Nebraska Baseball team (11-7, 3-0 Big Ten) completed their Big Ten opening sweep of the Michigan State Spartans with a 6-2 victory on Sunday afternoon. Reece Eddins had his best start of the season to earn the win.
Eddins allowed only a double to Bryce Kelley in the third inning. He would go on to not allow another Spartan to record a hit through his 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball.
The Huskers would get the offense going in the fourth inning. Colby Gomes led off the inning with a double. After Luke Roskam advanced Gomes to third with a fly out, Cam Chick platted Gomes with a single. Jaxon Hallmark walked to put a pair of runners on. Joe Acker then tripled to center to extend the lead to 3-0.
A highlight reel catch from Aaron Palensky helped keep the Spartans off the board in the fifth.
Nebraska tacked on three more runs in the home half of the fifth. The Huskers loaded the bases with Gomes, Chick, and Angelo Altavilla all reaching. Hallmark and Acker had back to back hits to plate a pair. A wild pitch put the sixth run on the board for the Huskers.
Eddins day would be done after five scoreless innings. Mike Waldron came in and set down the Spartans in order in both the sixth and the seventh innings.
In the eighth inning, Michigan State would get a pair of runs back on a two run home run off of Ben Klenke. Klenke would get out of the inning with a four run lead.
Nebraska was unable to tack on any more runs in the eighth. The Huskers handed the ball to Paul Tillotson in the ninth. Tillotson would allow a pair of hits to bring the tying run to the on deck circle. Shay Schanaman would come in to get the last out. Schanaman would get Marty Bechina to strikeout to end the game.
The Huskers have now won five games in a row. Last year the best win streak for the Huskers was just three games. Nebraska now heads back to the road to take on Creighton and Minnesota in a big week. Nebraska and Creighton are set for first pitch on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.