Huskers Lead Big 10 With Walk-Off Win Over Rutgers

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(WOWT) The Nebraska baseball team (29-16-1, 12-5-1 Big Ten) completed a home weekend sweep with a 7-6 walk-off win over Rutgers (17-28, 5-10 Big Ten) at Hawks Field on Sunday afternoon.

Tied 6-6 in the bottom of the ninth, leadoff hitter Scott Schreiber singled to centerfield, and advanced to second on Brison Cronenbold’s sacrifice bunt two at-bats later. Luis Alvarado singled to bring in Schreiber for the winning run.

It was Nebraska’s first walk-off win since March 1st.  

The Huskers are now in first place in the Big Ten standings with its win and Maryland’s loss to Illinois on Sunday.

The Huskers return to action on Wednesday night with the final game of the season series against intrastate rival Creighton.  First pitch at TD Ameritrade Park is set for 7 p.m. (CT).

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