It’s official. Nebraska baseball has clinched the Big Ten baseball title and an automatic NCAA Tournament berth.
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— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) May 23, 2021
The Huskers—who are now 29-11 on the season—clinched the title with a 9-0 win over Ohio State on Sunday in Bloomington, Indiana. To secure the title, Nebraska needed the win over the Buckeyes and for Maryland to defeat Michigan. Both happened, as the Terrapins also took down the Wolverines 7-3 earlier on Sunday. Michigan now sits 3.5 games back from Nebraska in second place.
Nebraska has won the Big Ten championship twice, with the previous win coming in 2017. This is Will Bolt’s first Big Ten title, which comes in his second season as the Huskers’ head coach.
Sunday’s win over Ohio State is now Nebraska’s eighth straight win. The Huskers went 4-0 over the weekend in their pod with Indiana and Ohio State.
Nebraska will now return home for the final weekend of the regular season to host Michigan in a three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m. CT on Friday at Haymarket Park.
— Ben McLaughlin (@bmclaughlin4) May 23, 2021
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.