IRVINE, Ca. -- The Nebraska Baseball team lost the rubber match to UC-Irvine 2-0 Sunday. Nebraska’s pitching staff held Irvine to a pair of runs (one earned) on eight hits, but the Anteaters’ pitching staff was even better, as the Huskers totaled four hits and two walks. Irvine starter Andrew Morales improved to 6-0 on the year with 7.2 shutout innings. The righty allowed four hits and two walks, while striking out six. The Anteaters extended their lead to 2-0 in the fifth when Taylor, how reached earlier in the inning on a one-out single, scored from third when Lubach threw the ball wide of Pierce on the mound following a pitch. In the sixth, Rich Sanguinetti reached on a two-out single to bring the tying run to the plate in Christensen, but Morales was too much, as he struck out NU’s No. 3 hitter to keep the shutout intact. The Huskers now move on to play Cal State Fullerton in a two-game series tomorrow and Wednesday.