Sweeping the stage for the first time
Nebraska (9-8, 0-0 Big Ten) finished its first weekend sweep of the season on Sunday with a 6-2 victory over the College of Charleston Cougars (8-12, 0-0 CAA) at Hawks Field.
"I'm not going to put too much steak in one game, but it is very difficult," said head coach Darin Erstad. "I really thought Charleston came out with a lot of energy. They were ready to go."
The Huskers played well in all three facets of the game this weekend, as NU’s pitching staff allowed four total runs over the three-game series, the Husker defense committed one error and the offense totaled 22 runs 29 hits.
In his fourth start of the year junior Jake Meyers continued to stifle opposing hitters, as the left hander notched his third straight start without giving up a run. After tossing a complete-game shutout of Western Carolina last Sunday, Meyers produced 6.0 shutout innings against the Cougars, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out three.
Dating back to the end of his first start of the year against Oregon State, Meyers hasn’t allowed a run over his last 21.2 innings.
"Pitchers did a great job all weekend throwing strikes and making plays, so that's what happens when you're down in the zone and get ahead of the batters," commented second baseman Jake Schleppenbach.
The Huskers offense got production throughout the lineup, as six different players recorded a hit. Five of NU’s six runs were scored by the bottom five hitters in the lineup, while Nebraska’s first two hitters, Mojo Hagge and Angelo Altavilla, each recorded a pair of RBIs.
"It was a huge weekend. Great team sweep right here, a lot of guys played well," said Meyers.
The Huskers will now head to California, where they will play five games while school is out on campus for spring break. The Huskers play at CSU Bakersfield on Tuesday before playing four games in three days at Cal Poly starting on Thursday.