Nebraska vs. Indiana

May 25, 2024, 10 a.m. first pitch | live stats

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End of bottom of inning 9 (FINAL):

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 4 runs | 7 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 6 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:37 p.m.:

Andrew Wiggins strikes out. It's a complete game for Will Walsh. This is pretty much a disaster for Indiana. Loses a Quad-1 game, killing their at-large hopes, but they burned up their best arms in the process, and Nebraska never needed to go to the bullpen.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:32 p.m.:

A fielder's choice makes it two outs. No interference was called. Nebraska claims it was interference and has challenged.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:30 p.m.:

Brenczewski strikes out.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:28 p.m.:

Oliver opens up the 9th with a single.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:26 p.m.:

Hoosiers have three outs to play with. Oliver, Brenczewski, and Stadler are due up. Colopy is next after those if someone gets on.


End of top of inning 9 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 4 runs | 7 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:25 p.m.:

Buhr strands a hit and a hit-by-pitch at the corners.


End of bottom of inning 8 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 4 runs | 6 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:14 p.m.:

Walsh at only 100 pitches through 8 inning and Indiana is lost at the plate. Nothing but weak contact. Nebraska couldn't write a better scenario.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:12 p.m.:

Mitchell flies out and Cerny gets on via an error by the third baseman on a full count. Walsh is up to 98 pitches after a fielder's choice.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:08 p.m.:

Indiana now needs to figure out Walsh. Just as simple as that.


End of top of inning 8 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 4 runs | 6 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:07 p.m.:

Buhr has to labor, but ends the inning. Hoosiers need at least two runs and have only 6 innings to work with.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 12:06 p.m.:

As has been an issue with Hoosier pitchers, Buhr allows a walk after the homer.


Top of inning 8 with 1 outs:

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 4 runs | 6 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:59 a.m.:

Indiana put Colopy in left field in place of Taylor.

Caron goes yard again. This feels like a dagger even though its only a 2-run lead. Hoosier offense is anemic.


End of bottom of inning 7 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:54 a.m.:

And now Walsh is getting strikeouts. Hoosiers go down 1-2-3 yet again. Walsh at only 84 pitches.


End of top of inning 7 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:50 a.m.:

Buhr is cruising with a 1-2-3 inning.


End of bottom of inning 6 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 1 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:42 a.m.:

An error on a grounder gets Oliver on base, but Walsh finishes another scoreless frame with only 9 pitches thrown. Indiana now not likely to see much, if any of the Husker bullpen.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:40 a.m.:

7-pitches and two outs. Indiana hitters are not doing the job now.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:36 a.m.:

Now is when the Hoosier bats need to start seeing Walsh and string hits together.


End of top of inning 6 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:35 a.m.:

Buhr ends a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout.


End of bottom of inning 5 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:32 a.m.:

Pyne Mitchell and Cerny see all of four pitches in a 1-2-3 inning. Walsh has settled in with only 60 pitches through 5 innings. This is not good for Indiana's plan and puts Nebraska in a situation where they can no only win this one, but save arms for the if-necessary game while the Hoosiers go all-in with their top pitchers.


End of top of inning 5 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:30 a.m.:

Drew Buhr ends the inning with a flyout to left. Bothwell's book is closed at 3 runs on 5 hits in 4.1 IP with an eye-popping 9 strikeouts. The only free pass was a hit-by-pitch.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:25 a.m.:

Hoosiers are going all-in for this game. Drew Buhr is the new pitcher, also only on three-days rest after heavy use. He gets an infield fly for the second out.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:21 a.m.:

Ninth strikeout was called on a 3-2 count. That was Bothwell's ninth. Huge strikeout! Bothwell's day is done. He leaves two on with one out, so the book is still open.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:19 a.m.:

Bothwell now makes a defensive mistake trying to get the lead runner. Should be two outs, but instead its two on with no outs. Hoosiers are in real danger here of their own making.


Top of inning 5 with 0 outs:

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 5 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:16 a.m.:

Taylor misreads a liner in left which gets over his head for a lead-off double. Dustin Glant is out to talk this over with Bothwell with the middle of the order up.


End of bottom of inning 4 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:13 a.m.:

Aside from a 1-pitch plunk, Walsh is cruising now only 54 pitches through 4 innings. The Hoosier bats need to work him a lot more than this. Advantage Huskers at this point.


End of top of inning 4 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:08 a.m.:

Bothwell gets a shut-down 1-2-3 inning, ending it with his 8th strikeout of the day! Hoosiers down one heading to their half of the fourth inning.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:04 a.m.:

Bothwell starts the fourth with a strikeout. The WIUX crew picks up a foul ball in their booth.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:03 a.m.:

Bothwell starts the fourth with 60 pitches.


End of bottom of inning 3 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 11:01 a.m.:

Walsh gives up another run, but ends the third with a 1-run lead and only 45 pitches thrown. The key for Indiana is getting an oppurtunity with multiple Nebraska pitchers. Overall Nebraska is the best pitching team in the league, but they have some issues in the bullpen and given that Indiana has played one fewer game this is an advantage the Hoosiers have to try to exploit.


Bottom of inning 3 with 2 outs:

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 2 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:59 a.m.:

Tyler Cerny flies out shallow. Brock Tibbitts flies out deep, driving in Mitchell. Lead cut to one run.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:58 a.m.:

Nick Mitchell hits the first base bag with rocket that gets to the right field corner which he legs out for a triple.


End of top of inning 3 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 1 runs | 3 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:57 a.m.:

Bothwell's 6th strikeout ends the inning, but the damage is done. Hoosiers trail by two.


Top of inning 3 with 2 outs:

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 3 runs | 4 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 1 runs | 3 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:53 a.m.:

Bothwell delivers a ball 85mph over the plate and Josh Caron crushes it for a 3-run bomb. Then a single. Nebraska is seeing him very well and the Hoosiers are in a hole.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:50 a.m.:

Bothwell works back from 3-0 to strike out Case Sanderson. Two down.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:46 a.m.:

Stokes watches a fastball for the first out of the inning. Lineup turns to the top. A single puts runners on first and second with one out.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:45 a.m.:

Bothwell hits Riley Silva with the 7th pitch of the at-bat. Rhett Stokes is trying to bunt and Bothwell throws two high fastballs to get ahead 0-2 and likely rule out the bunt.


End of bottom of inning 2 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 0 runs | 1 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 1 runs | 3 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:39 a.m.:

Pyne grounds out to first base, stranding three.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:36 a.m.:

Taylor walks. Pyne is up with the bases loaded and two outs.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:36 a.m.:

Taylor is ahead 3-1 and this prompts a mound visit. Activity starting in the Husker bullpen.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:34 a.m.:

Jake Stadler is plunked and Devin Taylor has an RBI opportunity.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:33 a.m.:

The ruling on the field is confirmed. Mathison at third with two outs and Nebraska is down to just one challenge.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:32 a.m.:

Jasen Oliver grounds out to the shortstop which keeps Mathison at short. Mathison tags to third on a flyout. Nebraska is challenging that Mathison left early. If the call is overturned the inning will be over.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:29 a.m.:

Carter Mathison leads off with a double. Indiana has been really good this season at hitting doubles. Doubles are often the key in a park like Charles Schwab Field which plays very big.


End of top of inning 2 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 0 runs | 1 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 1 runs | 2 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:26 a.m.:

1-2-3 inning for Bothwell with two strikeouts in the frame. He has three strikeouts so far.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:24 a.m.:

1-pitch flyout to Taylor in left field.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:23 a.m.:

Bothwell starts the second inning with a strikeout on a 2-2 high fastball.


End of bottom of inning 1 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 0 runs | 1 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 1 runs | 2 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:19 a.m.:

Mitchell is stranded but Hoosiers have the lead.


Bottom of inning 1 with 1 outs:

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 0 runs | 1 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 1 runs | 2 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:17 a.m.:

Nick Mitchell rips an RBI double to give the Hoosiers the early lead.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:16 a.m.:

Devin Taylor strikes out chasing an off-speed pitch. Josh Pyne finds a ball to hit for a one-out double.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:15 a.m.:

Left Will Walsh will get the start for Nebraska. He's thrown 49.2 innings on the season so far with 9 starts. He has a 5.62 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP. His batting average against is .315. He has 38 strikeouts to only 9 walks. He has hit 6 batters.


End of top of inning 1 :

Team Totals:

  • Cornhuskers: 0 runs | 1 hits | 0 errors

  • Hoosiers: 0 runs | 0 hits | 0 errors

entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:12 a.m.:

Bothwell strikes out Ben Columbus to end the inning and strand Overbeek at third. Huge start for the graduate student!


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:10 a.m.:

A harmless pop out foul will force Nebraska to get a hit to drive in Overbeek.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:09 a.m.:

Another full count has Bothwell laboring. A flyout to right moves the runner to third base with just one out.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:07 a.m.:

Joshua Overbeek gets ahead of Bothwell in the count and rips a 3-2 pitch to the wall for a lead-off double.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 10:04 a.m.:

This game is on Big Ten Network. You can also listen to Austen Render or the WIUX duo of Nick Rodecap and Ben Haller


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 9:59 a.m.:

Indiana is the designated home team this morning.


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 9:51 a.m.:

The assumption was that Ty Bothwell would be held back for a potential championship game on Sunday. Given the way the NCAA "bubble" has shaken out, A single Q1 game against Nebraska may be a "clincher" for an at-large bid. That is the way I read the tea leaves of the Hoosiers electing to start Bothwell only 3 days of rest.

Another key to a game like this is that winning the first one, avoids a second game today altogether, and saves arms for Sunday. Plus Bothwell was limited in action on Tuesday and may simply feel good to go today.


entry by @iubase17 - May 25, 2024, 9:47 a.m.:


entry by Carl - May 25, 2024, 9:46 a.m.: