The Nebraska baseball team was unable to breakthrough against Creighton in a 2-1 defeat Tuesday night in Omaha. The Huskers were held to just four hits on the night against a Jays staff that used six different pitchers.
The game remain scoreless during the first three innings. The only hit for the Huskers was a Jaxon Hallmark double that was stranded during the third inning.
Ethan Frazier pitched well in his first start of the season, going 2.2 innings. Frazier would give up a pair of singles with two outs in the third. Ben Klenke would come on in relief and get the final out of the inning.
The Jays got on the board in the fourth inning. With Klenke pitching, Creighton mounted a two out rally. A walk, hit batter, and a single put the Jays on the board.
Nebraska answered the Creighton run in the sixth inning. The Huskers got hits from Spencer Schwellenbach and Aaron Palensky to put a pair of runners on. A wild pitch and sacrifice fly scored Schwellenbach.
Creighton retook the lead on a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth.
Nebraska went quietly in both the seventh and eighth innings. The Huskers did put a pair of runners on in the ninth. With Joe Acker walking to start the inning, the Huskers had the go ahead run at the plate. Angelo Altavilla just missed extra bases down the right field line before striking out on a pitch in the dirt. After Cam Chick walked, pinch hitter Mojo Hagge flew out to end the game.
Nebraska loses the midweek series against Creighton for the second consecutive year. The Huskers also missed a chance to pick up a quadrant one RPI win tonight. With the loss, the Huskers stay in the low 40’s in the RPI.
Nebraska will return to Lincoln to face off against the Illinois Illini this weekend. First pitch for Friday night’s opener is set for 6:30 p.m. Neither team has announced a starter for that contest.