The Nebraska baseball team took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, but Southern California rallied with two runs and won 4-3 at Los Angeles.
Adam Landecker's two-out single broke a 3-3 tie, sending Kevin Swick home from second base and giving the Trojans the victory.
Pat Kelly, Kash Kalkowski and Tanner Lubach each had two hits for the Huskers (0-4).
Starter Christian DeLeon had a solid outing in his first appearance for NU. The junior-college transfer gave up one run in 4 2/3 innings.
The Huskers got the leadoff runner on in three of the first five innings but were unable to score.
The Trojans opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the second inning.
Nebraska scored three times in the sixth, getting half of its eight hits in the inning. Kalkowski's single to left scored Kelly and tied the game. Josh Scheffert followed with a sacrifice fly, and Lubach hit a run-scoring single with two outs to give the Huskers a 3-1 lead.
USC drew closer with a run in the seventh.
The Huskers put the first two batters on base to start the ninth, but a sacrifice and back-to-back strikeouts ended the threat.
The Huskers will play a three-game weekend series against Texas at Austin, Texas, starting Friday.