Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad says the approach won’t change as the Big Ten race heats up. At 9-5-1, the Huskers are currently second in the conference standings as they get set to host Rutgers in a three game series.
“We treat game one as we do whatever game we have next”, said Erstad. It doesn’t matter. We are going to come out and play pitch to pitch like we do and that is the mentality you have to have in the game of baseball.”
Rutgers is currently ninth in the Big Ten with a record of 5-7. The top eight teams qualify for the conference post season tournament.
“We are not good enough to just roll the balls out and show up and think we are going to win”, added Erstad. “Rutgers is a very athletic team and has played some great competition this year. If we show up and don’t play well we are going to get beat.”
Friday night’s series opener is set for 6:35 p.m., and will be televised on NET and BTN2Go. Saturday’s game will start at 2:05 p.m., and Sunday’s finale is slated for 12:05 p.m. The final two games of the series will be streamed on BTN Plus.