Huskers comeback to win Game 2 over Columbia 7-3
Even after going behind by three runs, NU still managed to take game two of the four-game series against Columbia.
The Nebraska baseball team (3-7, 0-0) won the first game of the double-header over the Lions (0-6, 0-0) on Saturday 7-3. This win is the second straight for the Big Red.
The Huskers started out slow trailing 3-0 in the fourth inning. They allowed one run in the first, third and fourth innings that gave the Lions their first lead of the series. It did not take too long for Nebraska to change that though.
The turning point came in the sixth inning. After being down 3-1, NU had two players walked, and needed to take advantage of those base runners. That is exactly what they did. The Big Red rallied for five runs on four hits with Leighton Banjoff, Jaxon Hallmark and Mojo Hagge all recording an RBI in that inning.
Sophomore RHP Colby Gomes started on the mound where he pitched for 4.1 innings. Gomes gave up six hits and was charged with all three runs, then was relieved by sophomore Shay Schanaman. He pitched for 1.2 innings, giving up only one hit. Schanaman was followed by freshman Sayer Diederich who also gave up only one hit in his one inning pitched. Junior Trey Kissack finished off the game for the Huskers giving up just one more hit.
Impressive showing from the plate
Nebraska's bats took a couple of innings to warm up, but once they did, they stayed hot. Sophomore Cam Chick and freshman Luke Boynton led the team with three hits. Chick went 3-for-5 with an RBI, and Boynton went 3-for-4 scoring one run. Every player in the NU lineup accounted for a hit, making the team total 13 hits. This offensive production was crucial for the Big Red to get the win.
Much improved relief pitching
The Huskers used three relief pitchers in total. Those relievers pitched for a total of 4.2 innings and only gave up three combined hits. Along with this, no runs were given up by any of the relievers. Junior Trey Kissack accounted for two strikeouts, and sophomore Shay Schanaman accounted for one.