The Nebraska baseball team came back strong Sunday to salvage the final game of their series with Indiana as the Huskers routed the Hoosiers 19-7.
Nebraska’s comeback attempt fell short in game one of the series on Friday. Nebraska fell behind 7-0 but scored four runs in the 7th to get back in the game. Indiana scored a run in the bottom of the 7th which would prove to be big as Nebraska scored 3 in the ninth inning but saw Indiana hang on for an 8-7 win. Indiana won game two on Saturday 8-1 as Nebraska’s offense really struggled striking out a season high tying 16 times and going 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position.
After struggling Saturday, the Nebraska offense dominated Indiana pitching on Sunday. The Huskers scored in every inning except the 2nd scoring 19 runs on 20 hits. Cam Chick and Griffin Everitt each drove in 4 runs while Leighton Banjoff and Gabe Swansen each drove in three. Chick, Banjoff, Swansen, and Brice Matthews all hit home runs for the Big Red.
Koty Frank picked up the win on the mound to improve to 3-0 on the season. Frank went 5 1/3 innings surrendering 5 runs on 6 hits and struck out 9.
Nebraska returns home to face Kansas State in Lincoln on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM with coverage on the Huskers Radio Network beginning at 6 p.m.