After impressive performances over the first two games of the series against No. 21 Baylor, the Nebraska baseball team fell to the Bears 10-3 in the series finale on Sunday in Waco, Texas.
Nebraska (6-7) won the series with victories of 12-4 and 2-0 on Friday and Saturday, respectively. The series win marked the first for Nebraska over a ranked team in three seasons, with the last one coming against Michigan State.
It was a different story on Sunday for Darin Erstad's team, however.
The Bears jumped on Nebraska starter Connor Curry for two runs in the second inning, and the sophomore left hander's day ended after three innings due to an apparent arm injury.
"He just felt his arm tighten up a bit," Erstad said on the Husker Sports Radio Network following the game. "I just feel awful for him, but we're going to stay positive. He's strong as an ox. Who knows what it is, but we'll see where it's at."
The Huskers loaded the bases in the third and took a 3-2 advantage on a Luke Roskam single that plated Spencer Schwellenbach.
Trouble came following Curry's exit, as Reece Eddins was hit hard, giving up six runs on seven hits while just recording four outs. The Bears took an 8-3 advantage into the sixth following a five-run fifth inning and never looked back.
"The biggest difference in the game is that we get the bases loaded with no one out and put up a two spot, and they get the bases loaded with no one out and put up a five spot," Erstad said.
"We had opportunities that they handed us, we just didn't take advantage."
Baylor finished with 18 hits and added two more runs in the later innings, while the Huskers collected just four hits and didn't record any after the fifth inning.
"That was a good series on the road against a great team. I am not going to let a bad taste in our mouth (from Sunday) take that away," Erstad said.
Nebraska was scheduled to play North Dakota State on Wednesday at Haymarket Park as the home opener, but thanks to Mother Nature, that game has been canceled. As of now, the Huskers will open the home season on Friday against New Mexico State at 6:35 p.m.