Nebraska cruises to six-run win over K-State

Sophomore-then right-handed pitcher Levi MaVorhis hurls a ball toward an Iowa batter in the top of the fourth inning in the Wildcats' defeat of Iowa March 7, 2014. (File Photo by Parker Robb | The Collegian)

K-State baseball extended their losing streak to three games Tuesday as the Wildcats fell 10-4 against Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The loss completed a two-game season sweep by the Cornhuskers after K-State (18-21, 5-10) fell 5-4 in 10 innings earlier this month in Manhattan.

The Cornhuskers struck first in the second inning on three walks and a pair of doubles, which gave Nebraska an early 3-0 lead.

K-State junior starter Levi MaVorhis made it through the first inning unscathed, but he was replaced with one of five relievers on the night after the shaky second frame.

The Cornhuskers added two more runs in the third inning on two solo home runs to right field take a 5-0 lead.

The barrage continued in the fourth inning with Nebraska adding two more runs off of three hits to go up 7-0.

K-State finally broke the seal in the sixth inning when junior infielder Tyler Wolfe tripled to start the inning off. Sophomore infielder Steve Serratore later drove Wolfe home to cut the lead to six runs, 7-1.

Nebraska responded in the bottom of the seventh inning with four hits that drove home three more runs to push the lead to 10-1.

K-State would make an attempt at a rally in the eighth inning. After Wolfe reached base after being hit by a pitch, senior infielder Shane Conlon walked and Serratore singled to center to load the bases.

The designated hitter, junior Taylor Anderson, flew out to score Wolfe and sophomore catcher Alex Bee followed with an RBI single to load the bases once more for freshman outfielder Sam Chadick.

Chadick was able to single to center to bring home Conlon and Serratore to score the team’s third and fourth runs of the night. K-State tried to ride the rally out a little longer after loading the bases for third time in the inning, but Nebraska left the base runners stranded as freshman pinch hitter Ethan Klosterboer struck out looking to end the inning.

Tuesday’s loss was the first of a six-game road trip, which will resume this weekend as K-State travels to Waco, Texas to take on Baylor in a three-game series beginning on Friday.