After taking an early lead the Huskers come up short in Fayetteville 6-2

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 8:35 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The Huskers deep run in Fayetteville comes to a close with a 6-2 loss in a winner take all game seven against the top team in the country.

Nebraska started the scoring in the second inning with a Luke Roskam home run to right, a solo shot. Big Red baseball added a second run in the third inning on a Jaxon Hallmark groundball that allowed Mojo Hagee to score from third base.

It remained a 2-0 game into the fifth inning, Casey Optiz cut the two-run difference half with a solo home run to left. The Razorbacks then tied the game in the sixth inning with another solo home run, Robert Moore hit it out of the park. They took the lead in the eighth inning when the Huskers struggled to find the strike zone. Jake Bunz threw a bases-loaded wild pitch, Christian Franklin ran home from third. In the same at-bat, Charlie Welch hit a three-run home run to blow it open 6-2.

Cade Povich started for the Huskers and did a great job. In four and a third innings he only allowed one run and struck out six. It was the back end that let it get away.

Arkansas advances to face North Carolina State in the super regional. That will also be played in Fayetteville.

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