Bolt Era starts off with a bang as Huskers get 19-9 win at Baylor
Nebraska got off to a very hot start and did not look back. To start off the night, the Huskers put up 11 runs in the top of the first. Baylor's struggles were early and often as they could not seem to get into a rhythm.
The Will Bolt era in Nebraska baseball has officially started off with a bang. Not only did the Huskers (1-0) get the win, but they delivered it in a dominant 19-9 fashion.
Baylor (0-1) looked out of sync from the get-go and Nebraska took advantage. An 11-run first inning helped the Huskers pull away, and the Big Red never looked back. After the explosive start, NU only scored one run in the next five innings, but finished with a combined 7 runs in the 7th and 8th innings.
Nebraska offense starts off hot, cools down, and then finishes strong
Nebraska had an explosion of runs right out of the gate. NU had three straight singles to start out the game and finished the first inning with seven total hits.
After the great start, the Huskers cooled down a bit. Nebraska only scored 1 run in the next five innings while only tallying three hits during that period.
They finished very strong in the last three innings to close the night. The Huskers scored 7 runs and tallied six hits in the final three innings.
NU gets the win, but still allowed 8 earned runs
While Nebraska's hitting was very good all night, the pitching had some rough spots at times. The Huskers used a total of four pitchers on Friday.
To start off the night senior Gareth Stroh was on the mound. The Kearney native finished with four strikeouts and was a big part in Nebraska getting out to an early lead.
Once Stroh had allowed 4 earned runs through 5.1 innings, NU went to the bullpen. Junior Trey Kissack came in at the bottom of the 6th. Kissack added a strikeout of his own and helped push the Nebraska lead.
Kansas City native Braxton Bragg came to the mound during the bottom of the 8th. The Freshman struggled in his first-ever action and was shortly relieved by Sophomore Tyler Martin.
Ultimately, the pitchers were able to come out on top despite a few shaky moments down the stretch.
The Huskers and Bears will meet again Saturday at 2:05 pm. Sophomore Colby Gomes will get the start on the mound for the Big Red.
You can listen to the game on Husker Sports Network Radio or stream the game on ESPN+.