Top-seeded Nebraska beat Purdue 15-9 Wednesday on the opening day of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Bloomington, Ind., thanks in part to an incredible performance from outfielder Mojo Hagge.
Hagge went 2 for 5 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, but that stat line doesn’t do him justice. He also had the defensive play of the night (and maybe the season), leaping up against the wall to rob Purdue’s Alec Olund of a home run in the top of the eighth inning.
— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) May 25, 2017
Only minutes after that incredible catch, Hagge stepped to the plate and whacked a line-drive over the right-field wall for his first career home run.
— Nebraska On BTN (@NebraskaOnBTN) May 25, 2017
Incredibly, Wednesday was not even the first time this month Hagge had helped seal a Nebraska win with a home-run robbing catch.
Against Michigan State on May 14, Hagge leaped in front of the wall and brought back what would have been a game-tying long ball with two outs in the ninth inning.
MOJO! MOJO! MOJO!
That's how you win a series!
— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) May 14, 2017
Nebraska will next play the winner of Maryland and Iowa on Friday as part of the double-elimination tournament.