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Matthews' Three-Run Blast in Eighth Sends Huskers to 6-3 Win

Brice Matthews delivered a three-run blast in the bottom of the eighth, as the Huskers kept their postseason hopes alive with a 6-3 win vs. Michigan State at Hawks Field on Friday night.

The Huskers need to win tomorrow vs. Michigan State and Maryland to complete the series sweep at Purdue on Saturday to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha next week.

Nebraska (22-30, 9-14 Big Ten) scored six runs on nine hits and an error, while the Spartans (24-29, 8-15 Big Ten) had three runs on five hits.

Starter Emmett Olson tossed seven strong innings in the no-decision, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out seven Spartans.