Huskers win first conference baseball title in 12 years

Posted at 1:14 PM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-21 15:08:22-04

The Nebraska baseball team won its first conference title in 12 years on Saturday with a 21-3 victory over Penn State. 

It's the first major men's Husker sport (football, basketball, baseball) to win a league crown since 2005.

NU jumped out to a great start in the top of the first scoring seven runs. Omaha Westside alum Jake Meyers got the scoring started coming home from third on a wild pitch. Ben Miller plated two more with a double to make it 3-0. The senior went 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored. After putting up a seven spot in the first, the Big Red added three more in the top of the second. 

Darin Erstad's squad put up another five runs in the top of the 6th to make it 17-0. Jake Schleppenbach put the cherry on top with a grand slam in the top of the 8th to make it 21-0. 

On the mound, Meyers struck out a career-high seven, while going six scoreless innings giving up just one hit. 

Nebraska wrapped up the regular season with a 34-18-1 overall record & 16-7-1 conference mark. 

The Huskers now enter next week's Big Ten Tournament in Bloomington, IN as the #1 seed & will play Purdue on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on BTN.