EAST LANSING, Mi. (KMTV) — The Nebraska baseball team shut out Michigan State, 4-0, on Friday to stay in first place in the Big Ten standings as the Huskers won their 5th straight.
Bellevue West product Cade Povich pitched seven scoreless inning for NU striking out five while allowing just four hits.
Nebraska's now won 14 of its last 16 games.
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NU improved to 19-6 on the season.
The Huskers got on the board in the top of the 4th with an RBI double by Spencer Schwellenbach that scored Joe Acker as part of a two-run inning.
Schwelly laces an RBI double to the gap to give us the early lead.— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) April 23, 2021
1-0 Big Red. pic.twitter.com/oC1jmJxLfu
The Big Red then extended the lead in the 5th with an RBI double from Acker scoring Griffin Everitt.
Bats making some more noise in the 5th. 💥🔊@joeacker5 rips a 2-out double to the gap to make it 3-0 'Skers. pic.twitter.com/xwTG4Zd9Fq— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) April 23, 2021
Game two of the series is set for 2 p.m. Saturday on BTN+.