The Nebraska baseball team will be looking for a seventh straight Big Ten series win when they open a three game set against Iowa at Hawks Field. At 4-1-1 the Huskers are second in the league race and come in having won 10 of their last 12 games.
“I don’t think we are particularly playing lights out baseball right now and I don’t think we are doing anything we are not capable of”, said Nebraska coach Darin Erstad. “I actually think we are capable of more.”
The Hawkeyes enter the weekend with a 3-3 record in the Big Ten. They opened league play with a home win over Purdue, 2-1, but then lost 2-of-3 at Northwestern last weekend after they won the series opener. The Hawkeyes have posted a 11-3 record over their past 14 games, including an 8-2 record in their last 10 games.
In Nebraska’s first season in the Big Ten, 2012, the Hawkeyes came to Lincoln and the Huskers won the series, 2-1. Each of the next three series took place in Iowa City, with the Hawkeyes winning two of the three, including each of the last two series.