Nebraska Baseball Drops 3 of 4 in Series with BYU

The Nebraska baseball team dropped 3 of 4 in their home series with BYU.  All four games were decided by one run but the Huskers could only win 1 of the four.  Nebraska won the opener on Thursday thanks to a combined one hit shutout by starter Koty Frank, and relievers Tyler Martin and Braxton Bragg.  The Huskers then lost both games of a doubleheader on Friday falling 3-2 in game one as all three BYU runs were unearned and then falling 7-6 in game two as Nebraska came back to tie the game 6-6 in the 7th but BYU scored a run in the 8th inning which would prove to be the difference.

Nebraska dropped its series finale against BYU on Saturday afternoon, falling 4-3 to the Cougars at Hawks Field.

Nebraska (13-21) had three runs on eight hits and two errors, while BYU (20-13) tallied four runs on eight hits.

Jackson Brockett pitched a career-high 5.1 innings while making his first collegiate start. Brockett allowed two runs on four hits and struck out two Cougars. Corbin Hawkins fell to 0-1 after allowing two runs, none earned, on one hit in one inning. Tyler Martin tossed the final 2.2 innings, surrendering only three hits and tying his season-high with four strikeouts.

Cam Chick had this second three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer, his fifth of the season. Leighton Banjoff went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and a walk. Jack Steil was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, while Garrett Anglim and Core Jackson had one hit apiece.

Nebraska wraps up its nine-game homestand with a midweek game against North Dakota State on Wednesday, April 20.