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Nebraska Baseball Shuts Down Creighton In 6-3 Victory

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The Nebraska Baseball team (12-7, 3-0 Big Ten) defeated the Creighton Bluejays (11-6, 0-0 Big East) by a score of 6-3. Nebraska got a good effort out of Kyle Perry and the bullpen while six different Huskers drove in runs.

The Jays took an early lead after the Huskers were set down in order in the first. Creighton used back to back doubles to jump out to a 1-0 lead. Perry settled down and got the Huskers out of the inning with the deficit only at one.

Nebraska responded in the second. The Huskers got back to back doubles from Gunner Hellstrom and Angelo Altavilla to tie the score at one. Cam Chick reached on an error that score Altavilla from third to give the Huskers a 2-1 lead.

The Huskers extended their lead to 5-1 in the third. Joe Acker and Aaron Palensky led off the inning with a pair of hits. Mojo Hagge grounded out to score Acker from third. Guner Hellstrom and Keegan Watson had RBI hits to extend the inning to 5-1.

Perry would be pulled after 3.2 innings pitched. Shay Schanaman came in to get the last out of the fourth and strike out the side in the fifth.

Bo Blessie made his season debut in the sixth, working a clean inning for the Huskers. Blessie was a MLB draft pick in 2018.

Nebraska scored another run in the seventh. Hagge singled to the pitcher and advanced to second on an error. A pair of fly outs allowed Hagge to score to extend the lead to 6-1.

Max Schreiber also made his season debut for the Huskers in the seventh. Schreiber allowed a pair of walks in the seventh, but he managed to post another zero.

Creighton made it interesting in late innings. They scored one run in the eighth after back to back hits to open the inning. A lineout double play limited the damaged for the Huskers.

In the ninth, Robbie Palkert came in the close out the game. Palkert got the first two batters, before the next three Jays reached. With Parker Upton up as the game tying run, Palkert got a strikeout to end the game.

Nebraska now moves to 12-7 on the year. The Huskers head to Minneapolis to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Big Ten play. Nebraska will have a chance to go on the road and face off against the reigning Big Ten champs. First pitch on Friday is set for 4:05.