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Huskers topple Kansas State again

Jake Schleppenbach (6) stands in the box moments before hitting a double to right-center, March 28, 2017, versus Kansas State (NTV News)

The Nebraska baseball team (20-11-1, 4-1-1 Big Ten) picked up its 20th win of the year and its 15th win in its last 19 games on Tuesday night with a 6-1 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats (16-16, 1-8 Big 12) at Tointon Family Stadium.

Nebraska’s win polishes off a season sweep of the Wildcats, as the Huskers also won, 11-1, two weeks ago at Hawks Field. The Huskers last swept the Wildcats in 2015.

Ben Miller made his third start of the season on the mound and didn’t factor into the decision. The left hander went 3.0 innings, allowing one run on one hit, while walking one and striking out two. Miller also hit cleanup and went 2-for-5 at the plate with two doubles, his third career two-double game. Miller has had multiple hits in each of his last four games and seven of his last 10 games.

Jesse Wilkening also recorded a pair of hits and scored two runs, while Mojo Hagge was 1-for-4 with two RBIs.

Jake McSteen tossed 3.0 scoreless innings behind Miller and earned the win, improving his record to 3-0 on the year.

The Husker return to Big Ten play this weekend when they host the Iowa Hawkeyes for a three-game series at Hawks Field. The series opens on Friday at 6:35 p.m., continues on Saturday at 6:05 p.m. and wraps up on Sunday at 2:05 p.m.

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