K-State Outslugs Huskers

Nebraska’s offense scored 10 runs on 15 hits Wednesday night at Hawks Field, but it wasn’t enough, as the Kansas State Wildcats  escaped Lincoln with a 13-10 victory. The loss dropped the Huskers one game below .500 on the season, 19-20, while the Wildcats picked up a season sweep of the Huskers after winning the first two games of the three-game season series in Manhattan earlier this year.

Nebraska’s pitching staff dug the Huskers into a 8-1 hole after the top of the second, but NU’s bats clawed back with eight unanswered runs to take a 9-8 lead into the sixth inning.

After Nebraska took the lead with a four-run fifth, the Wildcats responded with three runs in the top of the sixth on three hits to retake the lead, 11-9. KSU added two more runs in the top of the seventh, pushing its lead to four. The Huskers scored just once more on a two-out RBI single from Austin Darby in the eighth, and then went down in order in the ninth to end the game.

— Jeremy Foote, Nebraska Sports Information