Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team (17-6, 3-0 Big Ten) extended its winning streak to 10 games and completed a series sweep of the Michigan Wolverines (11-11, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday afternoon with a 6-3 win at Hawks Field. It was NU’s first sweep to start league play since 2008 when the Huskers took three games at Kansas State.
The Huskers outscored the Wolverines 25-7 in the series and Nebraska never trailed at any time over the three days. Nebraska posted a slight edge in hits, 30-27, but the real difference came on the mound and in the field. Nebraska’s pitching staff issued just eight walks, while the Wolverine arms gave out 20 free passes. Michigan also committed six errors, including three on Sunday, while the Huskers committed two errors on the weekend.
Sophomore Derek Burkamper improved to 3-1 on the year in the win, as he allowed one run on six hits over 5.1 innings. Colton Howell entered the game in the ninth with the tying run on deck and struck out UM No. 3 hitter Cody Bruder for the last out of the game to earn his second save of the year.
Jake Schleppenbach led the Huskers in hits with two, while Ryan Boldt and Tanner Lubach each scored a pair of runs and Ben Miller added a pair of RBIs. NU will host Cal State Fullerton and Texas this week.