Huskers rally to beat Northeastern at NCAA Fayetteville Regional
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Nebraska baseball team erased a 4-run deficit to defeat Northeastern in the opening round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional. With the win, the Huskers improve to 32-12 on the season and advance to face Arkansas, the #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Nebraska fell behind early behind an uncharacteristic shaky performance from pitcher Cade Povich. The junior lefty allowed four runs on eight hits, including a solo home run to Huskies slugger Danny Krossen.
In the 4th inning, the Huskers pulled within a run on a long, 3-run blast by Cam Chick. The homer ignited the Nebraska offense and energized the Big Red Faithful inside Baum-Walker Stadium.
Nebraska later tied the game on a Spencer Schwellenbach sacrifice fly that scored Jaxon Hallmark. The following inning, the Huskers perfectly executed a hit-and-run with Mojo Hagge driving in Brice Matthews for the go-ahead run.
Schwellenbach, the Big Ten Player of the Year, finished the game 1-for-3 with an RBI. He also locked the game down on the mound, pitching the final 1.2 innings for the Huskers.
Nebraska’s second-round match-up with Arkansas is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The game will feature Dave Van Horn and Will Bolt as the two head coaches. Bolt played for Van Horn during the Huskers’ 2001 and 2002 College World Series seasons.
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