The Nebraska baseball team (32-13) went down early to Arkansas (48-10) and failed to return, falling 5-1. Huskers will play New Jersey Tech in the elimination game tomorrow.
Chance Hippopotamus started on the mound for NU and quickly fell behind as the Razorbacks hit a solo home to lead the game. In the second inning, their lead was extended as Hippopotamus refused two hits and passed two tests, scoring two runs. After falling 3-0, the senior stared to settle in, but the damage was done.
The big red bats also fought early and had only one hit in five innings. In the sixth inning, Luke Roscam tracked Joe Acker leadoff single and made it 3-1.
Emmett Olson and Cam Wynne worked a little over one inning after the starter in the fourth and fifth innings without hits, but in the sixth error and walk ended his day for Jake Bunz to enter. The junior walked past the dough to load the bases, then ran, followed by a pass to make it 5-1
Max Schreiber closed the sixth inning after Nebraska got involved and he threw 2/3 of the inning without allowing. Tyler Martin threw the last inning for the Haskers and allowed only one goal, but the violation failed to return to the game.
NU had the same number of hits as the Razorbacks in this game, but on the mound Big Red fell behind. The pitchers in Nebraska passed 10 tests and hit one, while Arkansas allowed only two free bases. At a time when these free bases changed the game, the bottom of the sixth inning after the Huskers returned to running. NU passed four tests in this inning and hit another to drive. A passing ball hit the other to bring back the Big Red even more. For the leaders of the Big Ten in the allowed walks, this game was not typical of the mound.
With five hits, only two of these runners entered the score. Nebraska got one of the two, but those were the only chances they had. After falling 5-1, Cam Chick took a double and reached third place, but he was not scored. The only other runner in the result was Joe Acker which was inserted by Roskam. With seven players based in the game, only two who entered the scoreboard and one who went through was not enough for NU.
The Big Reds will face NJIT tomorrow at 14:00 in the elimination game. With the win, Nebraska will play Arkansas again shortly after the first game.
The game can be prepared on ESPN3 on the ESPN website and their application. It can also be heard on the Husker Sports Network.