Northwestern baseball players Preston Knott and Owen McElfatrick celebrate on the field after they score.
Junior utility player Preston Knott and sophomore infielder Owen McElfatrick celebrate after scoring on a double by freshman outfielder Jackson Freeman.
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Captured: Baseball: Northwestern drops fifth straight contest with loss to Nebraska

Pitching struggles have become an apparent thorn in Northwestern’s side as the season has started. Saturday’s contest against Nebraska was no different as the Wildcats (10-15, 0-3 Big Ten) allowed the Cornhuskers (20-5, 3-0 Big Ten) to plate seven runs in the second inning en route to a 9-5 defeat. 

For NU, freshman outfielder Jackson Freeman hit two doubles, adding two runs batted in. The game was the second of three in the weekend series; Nebraska swept the ’Cats this weekend.


Northwestern shortstop Tony Livermore tags out a Nebraska base-stealer.

Junior utility player Preston Knott readies for an at-bat.

Northwestern outfielder Griffin Arnone swings his bat toward a pitch.

Northwestern starting pitcher Kyle Potthoff pitches from the mound.

A Northwestern baseball player steps on home plate next to a player in a red uniform.

A Nebraska pitcher warms up in front of the Northwestern bench.

Northwestern starting pitcher Kyle Potthoff throws a pitch.

Northwestern third baseman Vince Bianchina throws a baseball to first base.

Northwestern starting pitcher Kyle Potthoff pitches from the mound.

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