Created: Sat, 17 May 2014 10:40:00 CST
Updated: Mon, 19 May 2014 08:29:45 CST
And that's how it ended today in Lincoln, as Pat Kelly's 10 inning home run gives the Huskers a 7–4 victory and clinches 2nd place in the Big Ten.
Let's go to the ballpark for the action...
A Crowd of better than 6300 on hand as 2nd place in the Big 10 is at stake.
Top 5, 3–2 Illinois, Bob Greco in relief of Kyle Kubat,
The Illini with a man on 3rd who comes home on the infield out, 4–2 Illinois.
Bottom six, 2 on and 2 out. Tanner Lubach delivers for the Huskers. It's a basehit to right scoring Pat Kelly, one run game at 4–3.
Later in the inning Illinois Pitcher Tyler Jay commits a balk. Austin Darby had broken from 3rd to try and steal home, this ties the game at 4. Illinois Coach Dan Hartleb doesn't like it.
Top 7, Zach Hirsch in relief, man at 3rd for Illinois. Grounder to Jake Placzek at 3rd, he fires home, Tanner Lubach makes the tag–still tied at 4.
Husker fan Larry the Cable guy on hand to sing the 7th inning stretch.
Now, bottom of 10, 2 on, 1 out, and we already saw it, Pat Kelly's walk off home run, this 4th of the year, the Huskers clinch 2nd place with a dramatic 7–4 victory.