Blown save costs Shockers in extras

(WSU AD) Nebraska scored two in the ninth and one in the 10th to beat Wichita State 10-9 and salvage the third game of the series.

Mason O'Brien went 3-for-5 with three RBI, while Luke Ritter went 3-for-6 with two RBI and Alec Bohm went 1-for-4 with four RBI and a grand slam.

Starter Connor Lungwitz went 4.1 innings and gave up five runs on six hits with no walks and two strikeouts. Reliever Chandler Sanburn threw 2.2 shutout innings with four strikeouts.

The Huskers jumped on the board in the first with a little help from the Shockers. Mojo Hagge led off with a single and moved to second on a fly ball. With two outs, he scored on a Shocker error for a 1-0 lead.

The Shockers answered in the bottom of the first with help from the Huskers. Luke Ritter and Greyson Jenista led off with singles and with one out, they both advanced on a Husker error. Mason O'Brien's groundout to second scored Ritter to tie the score at one.

WSU took the lead in the second. With one out, Jacob Katzfey walked, stole second and advanced to third on a Husker error. With two outs, Ritter doubled to left-center to score Katzfey for the 2-1 lead.

Nebraska tied the score at two in the third with a two-out RBI single from Angelo Altavilla.

O'Brien's RBI single in the third put the Shockers back in front 3-2.

The Shockers broke it open in the fourth. With one out, Jordan Boyer, Ritter and Jenista all singled to load the bases. Alec Bohm followed with his third grand slam of the season to put the Shockers up 7-2.

The Huskers responded with five runs on five hits in the top of the fifth to tie it at seven.

WSU grabbed the lead back in the fifth. Travis Young led off with a walk and Jacob Katzfey's bunt single moved him to second. Boyer's sacrifice bunt advanced both runners and Ritter's RBI groundout scored Young to put the Shockers up 8-7.

Bohm walked to lead off the sixth and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Dugas followed with a walk and O'Brien singled to centerfield to drive in Bohm for a 9-7 lead.

Zac Repinski's two-run home run in the top of the ninth tied the score at nine and Jesse Wilkening's home run in the 10th gave Nebraska a 10-9 lead.

The Shockers are next in action on Tue., March 6 when they host SIUE at 2 p.m. at Eck Stadium.