Huskers beat Buckeyes
The No. 23 Nebraska baseball team picked up its 29th win of the season on Friday afternoon with a 5-2 victory in its series opener with the Ohio State Buckeyes (24-10, 7-3 Big Ten). The Huskers, who are now 29-11 on the year and 6-4 in the Big Ten, have won six straight games over the Buckeyes dating back to the 2013 Big Ten Tournament.
Senior Tanner Lubach led the Huskers at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance, including a two-out RBI double in the third that gave Nebraska a 1-0 lead. Eight Huskers recorded a hit on the night, and sophomore Wes Edrington notched his first home run as a Husker with a leadoff shot in the seventh.
On the mound Chance Sinclair, who improved to 5-4 on the year in the win, and three NU relievers limited the Buckeyes to eight hits and three walks, while combining for nine strikeouts. Senior Josh Roeder closed out the game with his 12th save in 13 chances, matching his save total from last season. Roeder now has 30 career saves and is two saves away from breaking Brett Jensen's school record.
Game two of the series is scheduled for 205pm today. Pre-game show begins at 1:30pm on 1230AM KHAS.