Baseball is a game of streaks. Some go a team's way and some don't.
Hoosier fans saw that in a condensed form on Sunday.
On Sunday, the Hoosiers closed out their weekend series with Nebraska with a big 8-6 victory.
It was all IU (33-15, 11-9) early, as sophomore shortstop Jeremy Houston opened scoring with a two-out, two-RBI triple in the top of the second inning. The Hoosiers wouldn't stop there, as they'd score two runs in each of the next three innings to take an 8-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning.
From there, the Cornhuskers (23-26, 7-12) would take over on offense. Junior pitcher Tim Herrin lost his shutout in the bottom of the fifth when Nebraska third baseman Zac Luckey drove in a run with a groundout to first base.
Herrin had a strong performance in the rubber match, giving up just one run on five hits across five innings pitched. He earned his fourth win of the season, improving his record to 4-0.
The tandem of senior outfielder Scott Schreiber and junior shortstop Angelo Altavilla powered the Nebraska comeback, as each had a pair of RBIs in the late innings of the game.
In the bottom of the ninth, IU Coach Chris Lemonis would call upon junior utilityman Matt Lloyd to close out the game. Lloyd faced some adversity, as a walk and a pair of singles would bring the winning run to the plate, but he would force a flyout to close out the series win for the Hoosiers.
The win offers IU the chance to carry some momentum into a big midweek matchup with the Louisville Cardinals on the road on Tuesday evening. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.
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