It was just shy of 30 degrees for the first pitch between Nebraska and Western Carolina on Friday. The original game time was moved up from 4:05 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. due to the weather concerns, but that didn’t deter all fans from showing up. While sparse, there was still a small group of dedicated fans in attendance.
The Huskers may have scored first on the day, but the Catamounts ultimately secured a 5-2 victory at Haymarket Park. The Huskers did outhit the Catamounts 9-7, but it was a pair of Husker errors in the third inning that did Nebraska in.
Junior Jake Hohensee made his third start of the season. While he wasn’t able to get the win, Hohensee did have a career-high day in multiple ways. He pitched a career-high 6.0 innings before being relieved in the seventh inning. He allowed three runs (all unearned) on three hits and four walks. He also struck out a career-high four.
The Huskers were able to secure a run in the sixth inning, cutting the Catamounts lead down 3-2. However, Western Carolina answered in the seventh inning, driving a player home on an RBI fielder’s choice. An RBI single through the left side added a security run for the Catamounts in the ninth inning, securing the win.
While snow is in the forecast, Nebraska (5-7, 0-0 Big Ten) and Western Carolina (6-7, 0-0 SoCon) are still set to meet again for the second game of the series on Saturday at 2:05 p.m. CT.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.