A four-run seventh inning from Nebraska put both Sunday’s game and the three-game series against Penn State out of reach.
The Cornhuskers won 8-1 and pushed themselves two games ahead of Penn State in the conference standings as the Big Ten tournament draws closer. The Nittany Lions will have to win at least two of their three games against Iowa next weekend to guarantee a berth in the tournament.
Penn State (27-25, 11-10) had just five hits against Nebraska, four of which came solely from senior outfielder Greg Guers, who earned a hit in each of his appearances at the plate, including a triple. He also had the lone run after an RBI by Tyler Kendall in the seventh inning.
Nebraska (33-18, 13-8 Big Ten) pitcher Jake Meyers threw 7 2/3 innings, allowing just one run on four hits with five strikeouts. First baseman Ben Miller and right fielder Scott Schreiber powered the Huskers offense, combining to go 7 of 8 with six RBIs.
The Nittany Lions host Iowa on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the first in a three-game series.