Huskers hold off Hoosiers, 4-1 #iubase

Scott Schreiber’s three-run homer off Kyle Hart in the bottom of the sixth was all Nebraska needed in a 4-1 win over Indiana in Thursday’s series opener at Haymarket Park.

It was a missed opportunity for the Hoosiers, who had a chance to jump back into first place after Ohio State slipped past first-place Minnesota. Instead, Indiana remains a half-game behind the Gophers with two games to play.

Hart gave the Hoosiers (31-20, 15-7) another quality start, but suffered his second straight loss. The senior left-hander scattered six hits over six innings, allowing only the three-run slam to Schreiber. Right fielder Logan Sowers appeared to have a read on Schreiber’s blast, but watched the ball carry just beyond his glove as he bumped into the wall.

Hart, who retired nine in a row between the first and fourth innings, struck out five and walked none.

The Hoosiers didn’t pick up their first hit until Alex Krupa’s two-out single in the top of the sixth. Brian Wilhite also singled for Indiana, which picked up its lone run on a solo shot by Craig Dedelow in the top of the ninth.

By that point, it was too late to chip away. Nebraska (35-18, 14-8) capped its scoring with an insurance run on an RBI groundout by Taylor Fish in the eighth.

Despite another strong start by Hart, who also took a no-decision after an eight-inning performance against Illinois last week, the Hoosiers struggled to solve Nebraska starter Derek Burkamper. The right-hander allowed only the singles to Krupa and Wilhite across 7 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out three.

Schreiber’s home run was his Big Ten-leading 16th of the season. The sophomore has been on a tear recently, and during his past three games, he’s batting 11-for-14 (.786) with five home runs, 11 RBIs and seven runs scored.

The teams meet again Friday at 7:35 p.m. Caleb Baragar gets the start for Indiana against Nebraska’s Matt Waldron, the Big Ten’s reigning pitcher of the week honoree.


  1. Please tell us the B1G standings in each baseball article! This is the final week isn’t it?

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