Nebraska baseball (30-17, 11-7 Big Ten) picked up a key series win this weekend against No. 24 Michigan State (31-13, 11-7 Big Ten). The win puts the Huskers just two games back from Indiana in the Big Ten standings.
Nebraska started out the series with a 6-3 win over the Spartans Friday. Derek Burkamper got the win on the mound for the Huskers, moving his season record to 5-1. Burkamper pitched 5.1 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits. Ryan Boldt led the team with 3 hits on the day.
The Huskers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning Sunday, but couldn’t hold on as the Spartans scored four unanswered runs and won 4-2. Michigan State starting pitcher Joe Mockbee went seven innings, allowing just two runs on five hits and a walk.
Nebraska’s defense came back ready to play Monday, as starting pitcher Jake Meyers pitched an outstanding eight innings, allowing just three runs on seven hits. Meyers also turned in an impressive offensive performance with three hits and an RBI at the plate as the Huskers went on to win 7-4. Junior first baseman Ben Miller also tallied three hits and an RBI in the win.
Next up for the Huskers is an in-state matchup against Nebraska-Omaha Wednesday at Haymarket Park. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.