Stryker Report: Husker baseball takes 3 of 4 from Columbia

Categories: 2020 Baseball
Nebraska’s baseball team won its first windy home series of 2020, by taking three of four from Columbia of the Ivy League March 6 through 8.

In Friday’s opener, sophomore lefthander Kyle Perry allowed just one run and two hits over five innings as the Cornhuskers prevailed, 5-3.

On Saturday, the teams split a doubleheader. In the opener, Nebraska took a 7-3 victory. Sophomore Shay Shanaman got the win in relief of Colby Gomes, and Jaxson Hallmark drove in three runs.

In the second game, sophomore lefthander Cade Povich made the best start of the weekend, allowing just one run and striking out four in 6.2 innings. Povich got a lot of ground ball outs and had his usual good command, walking just one batter. But he got very little offensive support, and Columbia edged the Big Red, 3-2.

On Sunday, the Husker offense woke up. Cam Chick hit a three-run homer in the first and Luke Roskam hit this two-run shot in the fifth. Meanwhile, coach Will Bolt used seven pitchers as the Huskers clinched the series with a 12-5 victory.

Spencer Schwellenbach and Luke Boynton each had three hits, and junior righthander Max Schreiber needed only 20 pitches over the final 2.1 innings to post his first save of the season.

Bolt said his team’s offensive approach was improved on Sunday.

After a rugged February start against several highly ranked teams, the Huskers edged closer to .500.

Reporting for HuskerMax, this is Tad Stryker.