Nebraska baseball defeats Kansas State 11-1

Posted at 9:38 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-28 23:50:25-04

The Nebraska baseball team defeated Kansas State 11-1 Tuesday night at Hawks Field. 

Nebraska started off hot scoring six runs in the bottom of the first inning. With bases loaded, Scott Schreiber was hit by a pitch that brought home Mojo Hagge to give Nebraska a 1-0 lead. 

Ben Miller followed with a single to left field that brought home Altavilla. Nebraska's next batter, Luis Alvarado, didn't disappoint giving the Huskers a 3-0 lead after a single up the middle. 

Nebraska's Jake Schleppenbach continued the momentum in the bottom of the first with a bases clearing double to right-center giving the Huskers a 6-0 lead in the first inning. 

After the first inning, the Huskers and Wildcats followed with four scoreless innings. 

Kansas State scored its lone run in the top of the 6th, while the Huskers tacked on two more to make it 8-1 after six.

Jesse Wilkening's RBI groundout brought home Altavilla in the bottom of the seventh to give Nebraska a 9-1 lead. 

Nebraska brought home two more in the 8th highlighted by Luke Roskam's pitch-hit home run to make it a 11-1 game. It was the Big Red's first pinch-hit home run since Millard South alum Blake Headley did it against Arkansas back on April 17, 2013. 

Nebraska (13-10) returns to action Friday, March 31st at Indiana (14-8-1). First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. & the contest can be seen on BTN.