K-State offense struggles in shutout loss to Nebraska

On Friday, March 8, the K-State Baseball took on Old Dominion at home. The Bat Cats lost 5-0. (Olivia Bergmeier | Collegian Media Group)

The Wildcats were blanked by former Big 12 foe Nebraska 7-0 on Tuesday night. The Wildcats moved to 12-17 on the season.

K-State pitchers struck out 11 but walked eight in the loss. Nebraska limited the number of extra baserunners only walking four.

Nebraska’s starting pitcher Kyle Perry earned the win and pitched seven scoreless innings only allowing three hits, striking out three and walking one.

The K-State offense struggled all night with only four hits on the night, but the Wildcats left five left on base. Sophomore Jaxon Hallmark notched four RBIs with one swing of the bat and sophomore Aaron Palensky went 2-4 at the plate with two doubles and an RBI.

Nebraska got off to a hot start scoring four runs in the first inning. A grand slam by Hallmark put the Wildcats in a hole early.

Freshman pitcher Eric Torres helped limit the damage for the Wildcats, striking out four and walking two in 2.1 hitless innings of work.

The Huskers put up three runs in the fourth inning.

K-State freshman Luke Hauswirth struggled in the fourth after giving up a leadoff single to start the inning. Nebraska rallied with three hits and a sacrifice fly in the inning to plate three. Hauswirth would stay in the game and pitched two scoreless innings

The Wildcat offense struggled all night being limited to four hits. K-State collected a hit by Burrows in the ninth inning, the first since the fifth inning, but was thrown out to end the game.

K-State will have a quick turnaround and will travel to Columbia, MO for a makeup matchup with the Missouri Tigers tomorrow before traveling to Omaha for a weekend series with Creighton.