Bats come alive; NU opens B1G with win

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:14 pm, Thu May 8, 2014.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Nebraska set the tone with its aggressive approach at the plate Friday afternoon, winning its Big Ten opener 9-5 against surging Illinois.

The Huskers (7-13, 1-0 Big Ten) had a season-high 16 hits, and all those base runners helped to put pressure on the Illini defense. They worked counts, executed well-timed hit and runs and stayed active when they reached base against the Illini, who had won 12 of their last 13.

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