The Nebraska baseball team will try to bounce back from its first Big Ten series loss of the season with a visit to conference leader Minnesota. At 5-3-1 the Huskers are currently fourth in the Big Ten while the Gophers enter with a record of 7-2.
“They last a lot from the team last year that won the regular season and they have had other guys step in”, said Nebraska coach Darin Erstad.”They have got some good arms, play great defense and they are stringing hits together like nobody’s business. We are going to have be sharp across all parts of our game.”
The Huskers dropped two of three games to Iowa last weekend and followed that up with a 5-2 midweek loss to Creighton.
Nebraska holds a slight 25-24-1 lead all-time over the Gophers, with a majority of the wins taking place since the Huskers joined the Big Ten Conference. Since 2012, Nebraska is 12-2 against the Gophers with four series victories, including a home sweep in 2012 and a road sweep in 2014. The Huskers also won a non-conference meeting at the 2012 Dairy Queen Classic and eliminated the Gophers from the 2013 Big Ten Tournament.
The Gophers’ last and only three-game series win over the Huskers came in 1998 when Nebraska opened the season at Minnesota and was swept.