Manhattan, Kan. – The Nebraska baseball team (23-14, 7-5 Big Ten) notched its first extra-inning win of the year and snapped a five-game losing streak on Tuesday night with a 5-1 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats (16-21, 3-9 Big 12) in 11 innings at Tointen Stadium. After neither team had scored since the fifth and the game tied 1-1 in the top of the 11th, the Huskers broke the tie with four runs on four hits, including three runs before the Wildcats recorded an out. With KSU closer Lucas Benenati on the mound, Taylor Fish broke the 1-1 tie with a single that scored Scott Schreiber, who led off the inning with a single. Luis Alvarado then loaded the base with a bunt single and Jake Schleppenbach drove in two more with a single down the right-field line. Benenati later plated another run with a base-loaded balk.
The Wildcats loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 11th against freshman Chad Luensmann. With leadoff hitter Clayton Dalrymple at the plate and representing the tying run, Luensmann induced a game-ending 4-6-3 double play for his first win as a Husker. The Huskers totaled 13 hits on the night, including two each from Fish, Schreiber, Alvarado, Jake Placzek and Jake Schleppenbach. Five Husker pitchers worked on the night, allowing 11 hits and two walks. After playing five straight games road games, the Huskers will be back at Hawks Field this weekend for a three-game non-conference series against Nicholls State. The series between the Huskers and Colonels starts on Friday night at 6:35 p.m.