Sunday March 7th: Nebraska vs. Purdue (Huskers win 4-0)

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Top 1st

Schwellenbach with a 2 out solo shot to LF to give the Huskers an early 1-0 lead!!!

Chick K’s to end the top half

Bottom 1st

Jake Bunz making his Husker debut on the mound and it couldn’t go much better as he works a 1-2-3 inning!

Huskers lead 1-0 after one!
 

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Top 2nd

Leadoff walk for Anderson
Cervantes with the SAC bunt to move Anderson to 2nd
Everitt lines out to LF
Steil with an RBI double down the RF line to make it 2-0 Huskers!!!

Acker walks on a full count to put runners on 1st and 2nd
Hallmark K's to end the top half

Bottom 2nd

Another 1-2-3 inning for Bunz!

2-0 Skers after 2!
 

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Top 3rd

The Huskers 2-3-4 hitters are struck out in order

Bottom 3rd

Leadoff walk for Purdue
Next batter K’s
Single up the middle puts runners on 1st and 2nd
Fly out to CF for out #2
A passed ball moves the runners to 2nd and 3rd
A walk loads the bases
A swinging K ends the threat!


Huskers still lead 2-0 after 3
 

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After three, Bunz - 56 pitches, Purdue guy - 63.
Bunz likely done.
 

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Top 4th

Anderson works a full count walk to lead off the inning
Cervantes with a SAC bunt to move Anderson to 2nd
Everitt with a swinging K but reaches 1st on the WP strikeout, runners on the corners
Steil K’s for out #2
Acker K’s to end the top half

Bottom 4th

Diederich in to pitch for the Huskers and he works a 1-2-3 inning

2-0 Huskers after 4
 

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Top 5th

Hallmark with a leadoff bunt single

Matthews K’s
Purdue makes a call to the bullpen
Hallmark is caught trying to steal 2nd
Schwellenbach grounds out

Bottom 5th

Koty Frank now in to pitch for the Huskers
2 out walk for Purdue otherwise nothing doing

Huskers 2-0
 
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Top 6th

Anderson with a one out 4 pitch walk and a WP advances him to 2nd
Cervantes grounds out but Anderson does move to 3rd on the play
Everitt K’s

Bottom 6th

Max Schreiber now in to pitch
Leadoff single for Purdue
Pop out for the first out
A single down the LF line but a great play by Chick keeps the runners on 1st and 2nd
A 4-3 DP ends the inning

2-0 Skers
 

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Top 7th

Steil walks and Purdue makes a call to the bullpen
Acker with a SAC bunt to move Steil to 2nd
Hallmark K’s
A WP advances Steil to 3rd
Matthews K’s

Bottom 7th

Leadoff single for Purdue
Next batter K’s

A walk puts runners on 1st and 2nd
Cam Wynne now in to pitch for Schreiber
Fly out to CF
Both runners advance on a WP
A walk then loads the bases
A K ends the threat!


2-0 Huskers headed to the 8th
 
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Top 8th

1-2-3 top half for the Nebraska hitters

Bottom 8th

Jaxon Hallmark now in to pitch and allows a one out single up the middle
A single to CF puts runners on the corners
A 6-3 DP ends the inning!!!


2-0 Huskers after 8
 

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Top 9th

Leadoff walk for Cervantes which forces Purdue to make a call to the bullpen
Everitt moves Cervantes to 2nd on a SAC bunt
Steil with a 2 run bomb to the upper deck in LF to give the Huskers a 4-0 lead!!!

Acker lines out to LF
Hallmark K’s

Bottom 9th

Schwellenbach now in to close it up for the Huskers and quickly K’s the first couple batters

The next batter with an infield single
The next batter with an infield single
A line out to Cervantes at SS ends the game and takes the series for Nebraska!

4-0 Huskers win!!!

 
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Nice series. Strikeouts were a bit too common, but we outscored them 26-7. Pitching was pretty excellent all weekend.
 

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Penn St beating Michigan St in the 7th 12-9 if Nittney wins will be tied for 1st depending what UM does against Ioway..
 

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Just a play or two away from a sweep too. Really really good weekend. So many positives.

Loved the pitching for sure...what, 8 runs all weekend and none in the last 16ish innings? I'll take that for sure.
Christy managed the staff really well. Let them work through some jams but also knew when to pull the plug. Smart with pitch counts as well.
 

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What is a pod? Anyone know?

A pod is where you play 2 teams 2 games for a total of 4 games. Teams will play two road games against a host school and two neutral site games against another conference foe at the same location.

Forgot to add.... If I understood the pregame radio folks correctly, the 4 game series in Minnesota next weekend counts as our Pod 'home' series. We are the host. I believe we tried to have the pod hosted in Lincoln but couldn't because they didn't want any play on grass fields in northern climates.

Also on an unrelated point of interest, it seems the rumor that we have to bus to all away series is not accurate as we flew to Round rock.
 
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saluno22

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When's the last time a Husker pitching staff pitched back-to-back shutouts? Probably more recent than I remember 😄 But still a nice thing to try and build on.
Looks like April 2 (W 7-0 at Kansas State) and April 5 (W 17-0 vs. Purdue) in 2019 was the last time we had consecutive shutout wins.

March 11 (W 7-0 vs. Loyola Marymount) and March 12 (W 3-0 vs. Loyola Marymount) in 2016 was the last time we had consecutive days with shutout wins.
 
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