The Nebraska baseball team (11-15, 5-1 Big Ten) makes a trip to Manhattan, KS., for the second-straight Tuesday to play the Kansas State Wildcats. This evening’s meeting will be the second in a three-game season series between the two teams this season, as the Wildcats also make a trip to Hawks Field on Tuesday, April 23.
The Wildcats are 18-10 overall on the year and have played 19 of their 28 games at home, including 19 straight home games after playing their first six games of the season on the road. The Wildcats are 14-5 on the year at home with sweeps of Oakland (3 games), Niagara (2 games) and Bethune Cookman (3 games). Kansas State is hitting .322 as a team, while holding opposing batters to a .264 average.
The Huskers swept the Wildcats of Northwestern which included a 16-inning series opener win in a game that last five hours and 16 minutes, the two teams combined to throw 522 pitches. Chad Christensen ended to the game just before midnight with a single to right field that scored Bryan Peters from third base. It was the longest game in Hawks Field history since 2008 when the Huskers dropped a 16-inning game to Texas A&M, 6-3.
The Huskers also topped 2,000 all-time wins with its 8-5 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. Entering 2013, only 44 programs in NCAA history had won more than 2,000 games, while only two programs had posted 3,000 or more wins. Fordham entered the season ranked first all-time with 4,320 wins and Texas was second with 3,276 wins.