Indiana wins, Nebraska loses NCAA regional openers

Indiana wins, Nebraska loses NCAA regional openers

NCAA regional baseball action got underway Friday. Big Ten regular season and postseason champ Indiana downed Youngstown State, 10-2, while Nebraska lost a 5-1 decision to Cal State Fullerton. Up next: Indiana takes on Stanford at 6:05 p.m. ET Saturday in the Bloomington Regional winner’s bracket, and Nebraska plays Binghamton in the Stillwater loser’s bracket. Catch up on all the action in this post.

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INDIANA 10, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 2 | RECAP | BOX
Indiana (43-13) won its opening game of the NCAA Bloomington Regional with a 10-2 triumph over Youngstown State (16-37) on Friday night at Bart Kaufman Field. In front of a record 4,125 fans, the Hoosiers pounded 15 hits to move on in the winner’s bracket. Schwarber went 4-for-5 and added a double to go along with his 13th home run of the year. He totaled three RBI in the game and scored three times.

CAL STATE FULLERTON 5, NEBRASKA 1 | RECAP | BOX
Playing in a NCAA Regional for the first time since 2008, Nebraska (40-20) dropped a 5-1 decision to Cal State Fullerton on Friday afternoon at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. The game was a pitcher’s duel for most of the day, with four of the game’s six runs coming in the eighth inning. With the game tied 1-1 and the bases empty with two outs in the top of the eighth, the Titans (33-22) loaded the bases and J.D. Davis smashed a grand slam over the left-field fence to put the Titans on top 5-1.

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