The Nebraska Cornhuskers won the Big Ten regular-season conference title Saturday afternoon with a 21-3 blowout win over Penn State.
With the road victory, the Huskers improved to 16-7-1 in the conference and edged out Michigan and Minnesota for the title.
Additionally, the win gives Nebraska its first Big Ten title in any major men’s sport (baseball, football, basketball).
— Nebraska Baseball (@Husker_Baseball) May 20, 2017
This is Nebraska’s first regular-season championship since winning the Big 12 title in 2005. The Huskers advanced to the College World Series that season.
FINAL: Nebraska 21, Penn St 3. Combined 6-hitter is how the Huskers net a Big Ten title and their first regular-season crown since 2005
— Evan Bland (@EvanBlandOWH) May 20, 2017
Nebraska scored 7 runs in the first inning to all but lock up the conference title. The Huskers continued to score runs with the entire lineup contributing. Jake Schleppenbach, the No. 8 hitter in the lineup, hit a grand slam in the eighth inning.
Ben Miller and Mojo Hagge had 4-hit games for the Huskers, while the pitching staff did more than enough in run prevention. Starter Jake Meyers threw six 1-hit innings and struck out 7 batters while walking none to earn the win.
Bring that trophy back @Husker_Baseball!
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) May 20, 2017