Griffin Everitt had a two-out, two-run single to cap a three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, and Nebraska shocked No. 1 overall seed and top-ranked Arkansas 5-3 in the Fayetteville Regional on Sunday.
The two teams will square off again on Monday, with the winner acquiring a berth in the super regionals.
Jaxon Hallmark hit a solo home run in the first inning to stake the Cornhuskers (34-12) to a 1-0 lead. Arkansas (48-11), which saw its 10-game win streak end, used two singles, an error and a wild pitch to score three times the top of the third. Nebraska pulled within a run in its half of the inning when Logan Foster arrived at base on an error by third baseman Cullen Smith, moved to third on a double by Joe Acker and scored on a Hallmark sac fly.
Acker and Hallmark had one-out singles in the fifth, with Acker scoring the tying run on a single by Spencer Schwellenbach in front of Everitt’s go-ahead base hit. Schwellenbach likewise got the success in the wake of permitting one hit and two walks over the final 4⅔ innings in relief of starter Kyle Perry.
Lael Lockhart (3-3) assumed the misfortune for the Razorbacks, permitting five runs – four acquired – on eight hits over 4⅓ innings.