The Nebraska defense collapsed to allow a five run sixth inning that eventually led to a 5-1 Michigan State victory in the first round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
Nebraska's starting pitcher Ryan Burkamper had allowed just one hit through five innings when the floodgates opened for the Michigan State offense in the top of the sixth. Burkamper allowed two runs on three hits, along with an error and a walk before the Husker's called on sophomore Reece Eddins to take over on the mound.
Eddins allowed three more runs on two hits and an error in the sixth. Other than the ugly sixth inning, the Huskers' defense held the Spartans scoreless on two hits. Burkamper takes the loss, moving his record to 6-3.
The Husker offense struggled to get any sort of momentum going as Nebraska right fielder Jake Meyers was the only Husker with two or more hits.
The Huskers will take on Indiana at 9 a.m. tomorrow in an elimination game. Nebraska swept the Hoosiers in Lincoln last weekend to end the regular season. Indiana lost to Maryland 5-3 in the first game of the day today.
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