Nebraska baseball opens 2024 season with 4-1 win over Baylor

The Huskers commenced their 2024 season at the Shriners Children’s College Showdown in Arlington, Texas. After spending most of the game scoreless, Nebraska took down the Bears 4-1.

The Huskers and Baylor didn’t earn their first runs until the sixth but tied 1-1 until the eighth. Nebraska earned another run in the eighth before pulling away in the ninth by scoring two more runs.

The Huskers earned five hits and four RBIs in the win, with Dylan Carey leading the way in the batter’s box. Carey earned two hits, two RBIs and two doubles, bringing Nebraska’s first two runs of the game. Garrett Anglim drove in the third run for the Huskers by starting the ninth with a home run. Cayden Brumbaugh batted in the final run in the ninth, finishing the game with two hits, an RBI and a run.

Brett Sears started on the mound for Nebraska, facing 20 batters. Sears threw a career-high seven strikeouts while allowing three hits and a run. Freshman Tucker Timmerman took over for Sears and earned the win. Following an inning pitched by Kyle Perry, Casey Daiss earned the save in the ninth.

The Huskers will enter their second day of the tournament Saturday afternoon as they face Texas Tech. The first pitch is set for 3 p.m. and can be viewed on FloBaseball.

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