Stryker video: Waldron, Fisher strong 1-2 punch to open conference baseball sked

Categories: 2019 Baseball

Behind great starting pitching from Matt Waldron and Nate Fisher, the Nebraska baseball team opened its conference schedule by sweeping  a doubleheader from Michigan State March 22.

The Huskers won the opener 4-1, as Waldron threw a two-hit complete game, striking out six batters without a single walk. The senior righthander  improved his record to 3-0 this season. He retired the last nine batters he faced.

In Game 2, Fisher picked up where Waldron left off, throwing seven shutout innings before finally allowing a run in the eighth. Meanwhile, the Huskers played smallball and grabbed an early lead, with catcher Gunner Helstrom taking advantage of a two-out Spartan error to get things started in the first inning.

Then a walk to cleanup hitter Keegan Watson and an an infield hit by Jaxon Hallmark loaded the bases for freshman first baseman Colby Gomes.

A ground ball single to left scored Helstrom and Watson to give the Huskers an early 2-0 lead.

Fisher kept the Spartans off the scoreboard throughout the middle innings. In the fifth, he had to stop a small rally when, with two on and two out, he got a fly ball to end the inning.

Fisher pitched into the eighth, when he finally gave way to relievers Robbie Palkert and Gomes.