The Will Bolt era got off to a fast start as the Huskers scored 11 runs in the first inning and never looked back. The Huskers kept their foot on the gas pedal last night, scoring 19 runs and defeated the Baylor Bears 19-9 in the season opener for both teams. Gareth Stroh picked up the win for the Huskers in his first start for Nebraska.
The Huskers started the night off fast as they batted around in the first inning. Working against Baylor starting pitcher Jimmy Winston, the Huskers lineup started the night with five consecutive singles. Jaxon Hallmark, Cam Chick, Spencer Schwellenbach, Aaron Palensky, and Luke Roskam all got their first hits of the season to take a 3-0 lead. Two errors, a pair of walks would chase Winston from the game.
The Huskers in all would send 17 batters to the plate in the first inning, giving Stroh more than enough cushion.
Ty Roseberry got his first RBI of the night when he knocked in Palensky who had walked in the second inning.
Baylor would get a pair of runs in the second and single tallies in the third, fifth, and sixth innings. Stroh got a big double play in the fifth inning to allow only one run to score on bases loaded and nobody out situation.
Nebraska added four runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth for good measure. Chick had a big two out two run RBI triples into the right field corner in the seventh for the Huskers. In the eighth, Roskam and Joe Acker had doubles that helped the Husker rally.
After Trey Kissack worked a pair of scoreless innings for the Huskers, Braxton Bragg came into the game in the eighth. He would give up four runs, and would make way for Tyler Martin. Martin gave up a single to Nick Loftin that scored a run that was charged to Bragg, but no more damage would be done.
After the Huskers went scoreless in the ninth inning, Martin worked around a two out walk to give the Huskers their first victory of 2020.
Palensky and Roskam both scored three runs for the Huskers. Roskam and Acker also led the Huskers with three hits a piece.
Nebraska and Baylor are back at it this afternoon with first pitch scheduled for 2:00 P.M.