Maize & Blue Succumbs to Two-Run Nebraska Eighth

April 26, 2014

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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Wilpon Complex)
Score: Nebraska 3, Michigan 1
Records: U-M (18-24-1, 8-9 Big Ten), NEB (28-16, 10-4 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, April 27 -- vs. Nebraska (Wilpon Complex), 1 p.m.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan baseball team entered the eighth inning knotted up at 1-all, before Nebraska plated a pair in the top of the frame to prevail, 3-1, on Saturday (April 26) at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium.

Both teams plated a run in the first inning. Pat Kelly's run-scoring single scored Ryan Boldt, giving the Huskers a 1-0 lead. Michigan quickly responded in the bottom of the first. Sophomore Travis Maezes (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer) walked and moved to second on a passed ball. He scored on junior Jackson Glines' (Coarsegold, Calif./Fresno City College) single to center field.

Junior Trent Szkutnik (Temperance, Mich./Bedford) escaped damage in the second, then settled down, allowing just five hits and a run in 6.2 innings of work. Freshman Brett Adcock (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western) relieved Szkutnik with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh and struck out Michael Pritchard to end the threat. Nebraska got to the Wolverine bullpen in the eighth for the eventual winning runs. Kelly doubled to lead off the inning. He moved up on a sacrifice bunt from Blake Headley and scored on Steven Reveles' sacrifice fly to center. The Huskers added insurance on Taylor Fish's single that scored Austin Darby.

Glines had a pair of hits to lead the Wolverine offense. Boldt, Kelly and Darby had two hits apiece for Nebraska, while Chance Sinclair earned the win on the mound, striking out four and allowing six hits and an unearned run in 7.1 innings of work. Adcock was tagged with the loss, allowing a run and a hit with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.

The Wolverines and Cornhuskers wrap up the three-game series Sunday afternoon (April 27) at 1 p.m. at the Wilpon Complex, home of Ray Fisher Stadium. Kids can run the bases following the conclusion of the game. [ Promotions ]

Contact: Kent Reichert

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