The Huskers hit three home runs to jump out to a 5-0 lead. But, for the second straight night, the Scarlet Knights came storming back for a series-clinching win.
The Nebraska baseball team followed up Friday's loss to Rutgers with another one Saturday. Journal Star photos by Francis Gardler
New additions like Cam Wynne, Jake Bunz, Koty Frank and, yes, Spencer Schwellenbach are playing a key role for a lights-out bullpen.
The 3-hour, 32-minute affair was the longest Nebraska game since the Huskers beat Texas 1-0 in 15 innings in March of 2015.
Coach Will Bolt: "We've got to take every win we can get. It doesn't matter what it looks like at the end of the day."
The Huskers, who have won 12 of 14 games to stay atop the Big Ten standings, have cranked out 31 hits over the first two games against the Nittany Lions.
Maryland hit three home runs — a solo, a two-run and a three-run — to erase a 5-1 Nebraska lead it built by scoring five in the third inning.
Joe Acker: "Just so many abilities for guys one through nine that they can do, that we're pretty dangerous when we're all clicking."
Max Anderson homered in his first college at-bat, and the Husker has kept going from there. Here's a closer look at how he's getting it done.
In addition to his starting shortstop role, Spencer Schwellenbach is also the Huskers' closer this season — and doing it at a high level.
The Husker baseball team scored seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to storm back for a 12-7 series-clinching victory against the Illini
The Nebraska bats were alive, but the team's pitchers failed to preserve their only lead of the game — and struggled to hold tie scores.
Nearly 2,600 fans were able to see the Huskers cap a four-game sweep of Minnesota on the diamond Sunday. Journal Star photos by Kenneth Ferriera
Nebraska still has 75% of its season remaining. Even so, the team is already treating Sunday like the postseason. Why?
The win gave Nebraska (7-4) the series victory after Iowa took Friday's opener, and provided some validation that NU's offense is back on track.
Cam Chick's grand slam was "massive." His two-run blast in the sixth? Will Bolt called that one "huge" as Nebraska ends a three-game skid.
Nebraska managed just two hits after the first inning and struck out 10 times.
Cade Povich struck out 12 of the 25 batters he faced while allowing three runs on five hits and walking two over just six innings.
Seven pitchers combined to shut out the Boilermakers in a series-closing 4-0 victory Sunday at Dell Diamond Stadium.
In a season where the uncontrollable variables are at an all-time high, there is at least one thing Will Bolt and the Husker staff can control.
Spencer Schwellenbach, Cade Povich and transfer Chance Hroch were the three Huskers named to the preseason watch list.
The Husker junior will be in the middle of everything for Nebraska this spring — with his bat, glove... and now his arm out of the bullpen.
The Huskers wanted to add depth to the infield, at catcher and to the bullpen, while also adding versatility to the lineup. It appears they have done all that.
For the first time since March 11, a University of Nebraska athletic program took part in a competition that was broadcast live.
A rite of summer for many college baseball players — summer leagues — may be put on hold.