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Huskers' run dominated by Ohio State in the opening round of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament

Nebraska opened the Big Ten Tournament with a 15-2 loss to Ohio State on Tuesday night at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha.

Nebraska (34-20) scored two runs on four hits, while Ohio State (29-24) scored a total of 15 runs on 15 hits.

Josh Caron went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, while Dylan Carey had a 1-for-3 night with an RBI single. Gabe Swansen and Garrett Anglim each recorded a double for the Husker offense.

Jackson Brockett fell to 2-2 this season after allowing three runs on seven hits in three innings. The left-hander struck out three Buckeyes without making a free throw. Bobby Olsen and Caleb Clark worked together as relief pitchers for one inning.

Tucker Timmerman pitched a scoreless inning, while Ty Horn had four strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

Ohio State took its first lead of the night with two runs behind three hits in the second inning. A solo home run into the Husker bullpen broke the scoreless tie, while a two-out RBI double doubled the lead to 2-0 in two innings.

A trio of hits in the third added another run for the Buckeyes, while an eight-run frame in the fourth extended the lead to 11.

Nebraska capped its first run of the night with Caron's solo home run to right-center in the bottom of the fourth.

The Buckeyes scored four more runs in the fifth to extend the lead to 15-1, while the Huskers scored their second run on Carey's RBI single to left field.

Horn struck out two Buckeyes to start the seventh inning, earning his third and fourth strikeouts of the game, securing his two-goalless innings performance.

NU had a pair of baserunners in the bottom of the seventh inning after Anglim pinch-hit a double and a two-out walk to Rhett Stokes, but the Huskers couldn't cut the deficit, leading to Ohio State's 15-2 run-rule victory in seven innings on Tuesday night.

Nebraska will face sixth-seeded Purdue in an elimination game on Wednesday at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha at 7 p.m. Single-day tickets are available at www.bigten.org/baseballtickets.

Anna Harden

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