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Nebraska Holds On for 6-5 Victory Over Cal Poly in Opener of Twinbill

Nebraska Holds On for 6-5 Victory Over Cal Poly in Opener of Twinbill

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Southpaw Jake Meyers scattered four hits over eight innings as Nebraska defeated Cal Poly 6-5 in the opening game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Baggett Stadium.

The nightcap will start at 4:30 p.m.

In taking a 2-1 advantage in the four-game series, Nebraska scored two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth to improve to 11-10 on the year.

Cal Poly, which scored twice in the ninth inning to trim the deficit to a single run, fell to 8-14.

Cal Poly's six hits included two each by center fielder Alex McKenna and designated hitter Bradlee Beesley. Right fielder Scott Ogrin added a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his first as a Mustang.

Angelo Altavilla and Scott Schreiber both had two of Nebraska's nine hits.

Meyers (4-1) allowed three runs with two walks and five strikeouts and Luis Alvarado earned his third save despite giving up two runs in the ninth.

The loss went to Mustang right-hander Bobby Ay (0-4) as he surrendered three runs and five hits over five innings with one walk and a career-high five strikeouts.