Husker, Bluejays meet for rubber match
The Nebraska baseball team (22-13, 11-4 Big Ten) travels to Omaha on Tuesday night for the series finale against Creighton (22-8) at TD Ameritrade Park. First pitch between the intrastate rivals is set for 7 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised on CBS Sports Network.Creighton, ranked 17th in the latest RPI, enters the week having won seven of its last eight games. Nebraska is ranked 41st in the RPI.Tuesday night is the rubber match between the squads after the road team won each of the first two meetings this season. On March 26 at TD Ameritrade Park, the Huskers won a 6-3 decision. On April 9 at Hawks Field, the Bluejays bounced back with a 10-2 victory over the Big Red.
The Huskers went 2-3 during their five-games-in-six-days stretch last week. On Tuesday, Nebraska fell to Kansas State, 5-0, at Hawks Field. The following night, NU came from behind to top Omaha at Werner Park, 8-5. Over the weekend, Nebraska lost the first two games of the series at Iowa before winning Sunday’s finale by a 3-2 margin. The Hawkeyes won 3-2 on Friday and 17-9 on Saturday.
The Huskers close the month of April at home this weekend when Illinois visits Hawks Field for a three-game series. Friday’s series opener, set for 7:35 p.m. (CT), will be televised on the Big Ten Network. Saturday’s game, scheduled for 2:05 p.m., will be televised on NET. Sunday’s game at 11:05 a.m., will be streamed on BTN Plus, with a subscription required to watch.Fans can purchase tickets online at Huskers.com/tickets or by calling the Nebraska Ticket Office at 1-800-8-BIG RED.The first 1,000 fans into Friday night’s game will get an “LNK” City Edition baseball cap. Sunday marks “Love 4 Laney & Katie” Day at Hawks Field, which will include a T-shirt giveaway to the first 1,000