Seventh-inning rally helps Huskers claim victory over Illinois in season finale

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Zac Repinski and Keegan Watson homered during a six-run seventh as Nebraska snapped a four-game skid and finished its season with an 11-8 win at Illinois on Saturday.

Angelo Altavilla was 4 for 5 with three stolen bases, two RBIs and two runs scored. Jesse Wilkening added three hits, including two doubles.

The Huskers trailed 7-5 after a four-run sixth by the Illini (31-18, 15-9). But with no outs in the seventh, Repinski smacked a two-run homer.

After a pair of singles, Watson hit a three-run blast to right-center to put Nebraska ahead 10-7.

Matt Warren allowed three runs in five innings, and Jake Hohensee pitched a pair of scoreless innings for his 13th save.

The Huskers finish 24-28, including 8-14 in the Big Ten. For the first time since joining the Big Ten, NU will miss the eight-team conference tournament after finishing 10th.

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