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Huskers drop first regional game to Okie State

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Posted at 3:05 PM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 16:08:53-04

Nebraska baseball was feeling good heading into their first regional game against Oklahoma State. Freshman pitcher Matt Waldron was on a terror at the end of the season, finishing the year with a 7-2 record and 2.39 ERA. The sputtering offense that played in part in going 0-2 in the conference tournament was getting their best slugger, Scott Schreiber, back from injury. All things pointed to the Huskers making a push in a game that would be needed to ease the road to a regional crown.

But the game started rocky and never turned a corner. Oklahoma State loaded the bases in the first inning, and a pair of singles from the Cowboys gave them an early 2-0 lead which they wouldn't look back from. 

Freshman pitcher, Waldron, lasted just 3.2 innings giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks as the Huskers fell to the Cowboys 6-0.

The Husker offense had trouble getting going all day, but loaded the bases in the sixth inning, only to strike out consecutively in the following at bats leaving the runners stranded. Schreiber accounted for two of the team's six hits and now the Huskers find themselves in a deep hole with what's left in a tough regional bracket hosted by Clemson.

They now find themselves in the loser's bracket in a double elimination format. They will face the loser of Western Carolina and Clemson. That game will have first pitch tomorrow at 11am.