FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KMTV) — The Nebraska baseball team tied a program record for runs in a NCAA Tournament game with a 18-4 win over NJIT on Sunday in the Fayetteville Regional.
The Huskers now face #1 overall seed Arkansas again in Sunday night's regional final at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Millard South alum Kyle Perry will get the start for Nebraska.
If NU wins, it would force a winner-take-all regional final game tomorrow at 6 p.m. against the Razorbacks. This is the first time in 14 years the Big Red has made it to a regional final.
The 18 runs against NJIT on Sunday were also a season-high for the Huskers.
Cam Chick hit a three-run inside the park home run in what turned out to be an eight run 4th inning for the Big Red.
🐥💣 IT'S A CHICK BOMB BUT IT NEVER LEFT THE COOP 💣🐥 pic.twitter.com/VcsyPxcSUb— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) June 6, 2021
Joe Acker, Jaxon Hallmark & Brice Matthews also homered for the Huskers. Acker went 4-for-5 in the game with four runs scores and double shy of the cycle.
JOE ACKER CAME TO PLAY TODAY pic.twitter.com/GyOfD4icrf— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) June 6, 2021
Shay Schanaman tied a career-high going seven innings giving up just one earned run on four hits while striking out five.