LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Papio grad Grant Van Scoy went a career-high 4 for 5 on Friday night with 3 RBI as Illinois drilled Nebraska, 8-1.
Matt Waldron took his first loss of the season going six innings, giving up five earned runs on 11 hits.
The Huskers fell to 22-15 overall and 11-5 in the Big Ten, while the Illini improved to 27-13 overall and 7-6 in the league.
Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. on NET.