The Nebraska baseball team came from behind to pick up a 8-5 midweek win over the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. The Huskers overcame wild pitching on the night as they allowed eight walks and a hit batter.
Omaha jumped out to an early lead against Kyle Perry in the first inning. Perry would only last two thirds of an inning. He walked four batters, hit another, and gave up a hit en route to Omaha jumping out to a 3-0 lead.
The Huskers would score the next four runs to take the lead. Nebraska got one in the second inning and three in the third. Spencer Schwellenbach had a home run in the third inning to cut the lead to one. After Aaron Palensky singled and Angelo Altavilla walked, Luke Roskam doubled in the right field corner to give the Huskers a 4-3 lead.
Bo Blessie came in and walked in a run. Blessie would not allow a hit, but he would give up four walks in his inning of work.
The game would remain tied at four until the eighth inning. Nebraska scored four runs in the eighth inning. Palensky had a RBI hit after Alex Henwood and Schwellenbach reached. Joe Acker had a big two run double to extend the lead. Roskam would reach on an error that scored Acker to stretch the lead to 8-4.
Omaha would get a run back on a solo home run off of Shay Schanaman in the bottom of the eighth inning. Schanaman would get the Mavericks in order after the home run.
Colby Gomes would be brought on for the save opportunity in the ninth. Gomes would strikeout the side in the ninth to get the Huskers the win.
After splitting midweek games, Nebraska now moves back to Big Ten play. Nebraska travels to Iowa for a key three game series starting on Friday. The Huskers and Hawkeyes start the series in Iowa City Friday night at 6:00 p.m.