Nebraska Baseball Opens Nine Game Homestand Against Rutgers Beginning Friday

Nebraska hosts Rutgers in a three-game series this weekend at Hawks Field on Friday-Sunday, April 8-10.

First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 6:35 p.m, while Saturday is set to start at 3:17 p.m. The Huskers and Scarlet Knights wrap up the series on Sunday at 12:05 p.m.

Friday and Sunday’s game will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM

Last Time Out
Nebraska scored four runs in the eighth and loaded the bases in the ninth but couldn’t plate the tying run in a 6-5 loss at Omaha on Wednesday night. Trailing 6-1, the Huskers scored a run on a Maverick error and Colby Gomes unleashed a three-run homer to left to make it a one-run game. Nebraska loaded the bases with one out in the top of the ninth, before the next two batters were retired on strikeouts with a full count to end the game.

Scouting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights
• Rutgers enters the weekend with a 22-6 overall record and 5-1 mark in Big Ten play after a 9-4 win vs. Monmouth on Tuesday night.
• Nick Cimillo paces the Rutgers offense, hitting .423 with 12 doubles, seven home runs, 23 RBI and 35 runs. Danny DiGeorgio is hitting .369 at the plate, followed by Tony Santa Maria hitting .356 with 10 doubles, a triple, six homers and team-high 34 RBI.
• Jared Kollar is 5-0 on the season with a 2.66 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 40.2 innings. Nathan Florence is 4-1 with a 3.19 ERA, while Justin Sinibaldi has a 4.34 ERA with a record of 1-0 this year.
• As a team, Rutgers is hitting .326 with 342 hits, 75 doubles, seven triples, 31 home runs and 254 runs through 26 games.

The Series
• Nebraska leads the all-time series over Rutgers, 11-6.
• The two teams met five times last season, with the Huskers winning two of five games against the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers swept the Big Red in Lincoln, while Nebraska went 2-0 against RU in Piscataway.
• Since the two teams joined the Big Ten, the series is an even 3-3 split in the six games played in Lincoln. Nebraska swept Rutgers in 2017, before the Scarlet Knights had a series sweep in 2021.

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