OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Logan Sowers’ two-out single in the seventh inning drove in the go-ahead run and Caleb Baragar and two relievers combined on a three-hitter as Indiana stayed alive in the Big Ten tournament with a 6-2 victory over host Nebraska on Thursday.
The Hoosiers (32-23), who were swept in a three-game series at Nebraska last weekend, advance to another elimination game Friday against the loser between Maryland and Michigan State. The Cornhuskers (37-20) went two games and out in the conference tournament for the second straight year.
Indiana had clutch hitting with two outs against the Huskers, going 6 for 16 with five RBIs in those situations. Base hits by Sowers and Luke Miller made it 4-2, and Laren Eustace’s homerun in the eighth made it a four-run game.
Baragar pitched a strong five innings before Thomas Belcher (5-3) and Jake Kelzer worked two apiece. Jeff Chesnut (3-2) was the loser.