Nebraska baseball beats #1 seed Arkansas to force Game 7 at Fayetteville Regional

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Jun 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-07 18:43:37-04

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KMTV) — The Nebraska baseball team beat #1 overall seed Arkansas, 5-3, on Sunday night to force a winner-take-all Game 7 in the Fayetteville Regional.

Monday night's regional final is scheduled for 6 p.m. on ESPN2 but will now start on ESPNEWS if the Ole Miss/Southern Miss game is still going on. NU will start ace pitcher & Bellevue West alum Cade Povich (6-1, 3.17 ERA) against the Razorbacks, who will counter with freshman righty Jaxon Wiggins (3-1, 4.71).

The Huskers took the lead for good on a two-RBI single by Griffin Everitt in the bottom of the 5th.

Big Ten Player of the Year Spencer Schwellenbach pitched the final 4.2 innings in relief of NU starter Kyle Perry who gave up two earned runs on three hits while striking out seven. Perry & Schwellenbach combined to hold the Hogs to just four hits on the night.

Jaxon Hallmark got the Huskers on the board in the bottom of the first with a solo home run.

Nebraska staved off elimination earlier on Sunday by blowing out NJIT, 18-4.

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The winner of Monday night's game will face unseeded NC State in the Super Regionals.