Nebraska Baseball’s season ends with another loss to Florida

Nebraska’s 2024 baseball campaign is over.

The Huskers lost 17-11 to Florida on Sunday afternoon. The Gators handed NU both losses in the Stillwater Regional.

Nebraska finishes the season at 40-22, while Florida improves to 30-28 and advances to the regional final against Oklahoma State.

The scoring was hot and heavy from the start in this game, with Nebraska hitting first on a two-run homer by Gabe Swansen. That gave him four home runs in Stillwater, something no Husker has done in a regional since Matt Hopper hit four in the 2003 Lincoln Regional.

After Nebraska scored two more runs in the second inning, Florida recorded a five-place finish. The Gators wouldn’t relinquish the lead the rest of the way, which took nearly five and a half hours with a two-hour delay in the middle.

The Huskers were able to close the gap after the stoppage by adding a pair of runs in the sixth inning. But Florida put the game away with four runs in the sixth inning and six more in the seventh.

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Six Husker pitchers saw action that day, with starter Jackson Brockett lasting just 1.1 innings and allowing seven runs. Only Kyle Froelich and Ty Horn did not allow runs in their combined 3.1 innings.

Four Huskers had multi-hit days, including Swansen’s 2-for-5 effort. Josh Overbeek also went 2-for-5, including a home run to help him reach a game-high four RBI.

Nebraska’s 18th regional appearance in program history did not result in its first super regional since 2005. But over the course of the past few months, the Huskers put together a 40-win season for the first time in a decade and won the program’s first conference title. tournament title since joining the Big Ten.

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