East Lansing, Mich. – The Nebraska baseball team (14-16, 2-6 Big Ten) loaded the bases in the eighth and ninth innings, but left them all stranded in a 5-3 loss to Michigan State at McLane Stadium at Kobs Field on Sunday afternoon. Junior righty Matt Waldron, who made his sixth start of the season, went 4.0 innings and gave up two runs (one earned run). Senior Matt Warren came out of the bullpen for the first time since 2014 and threw 2.2 innings and allowed one run. Paul Tillotson (0.2 inning), Jake McSteen (0.1) and Reece Eddins (0.1) each made relief appearances. In the top of the first, the Huskers scored two runs.
Scott Schreiber extended his hitting streak to nine consecutive games with his double, which scored Mojo Hagge after his leadoff walk.Nebraska loaded the bases in the top of the eighth, but couldn’t take the lead. Hagge hit a leadoff double before Schreiber was intentionally walked. Wilkening’s sacrifice bunt advanced them to second and third. Repinski drew a two-out walk, but a strikeout in the following at-bat ended the inning. MSU took a 5-3 lead with two runs in the bottom of the eighth. Both runs scored on wild pitches. Nebraska loaded the bases in the ninth, but couldn’t score. Hagge and Schreiber each singled. The Huskers return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Manhattan, Kan., to face Kansas State at 6:30 p.m. (CT).