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Michigan State Beats Nebraska to Advance in Big Ten Baseball Tournament

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Cam Vieaux picks up the win for the Spartans.

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Michigan State earned a big win in the Big Ten baseball tournament as it beat Nebraska 5-1 this afternoon.

Cam Vieaux only allowed three hits in 8 2/3 innings, and the Spartans scored five runs in the sixth to get the victory. Nebraska, the second seed, was favored to win the game, but instead MSU improved to 35-18 on the season.

"The story, in my opinion, is that Cam Vieaux was lights out today," head coach Jake Boss Jr. told MSUSpartans.com. "He was in command the whole way. It was a grind it out type of day for us offensively, but when you've got a Friday night guy and he's rolling, it makes everything easier. I'm really proud of our guys. Important win for us today and we're excited to play tomorrow."

The pitchers dominated for both teams during much of the game. The contest was scoreless through the first five innings. But in the sixth inning, this happened:

And this:

There were two errors on Nebraska's part during the inning that gave Vieaux a comfortable lead to work with.

Michigan State will take on six-seed Maryland tomorrow night at 6 p.m. ET. The Terrapins defeated the No. 3 seed Indiana in the first game of the day, 5-3.