After a doubleheader sweep of the No. 10 Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday at Hawks Field, the Nebraska baseball team, at 16-19 overall, can get to .500 on the season with its three-game series against the Purdue Boilermakers this weekend in West Lafayette, Ind.
The Huskers and Boilermakers kick off the weekend on Friday night with a 6 p.m. (CT) game, and the series continues on Saturday at 6 p.m. (CT) and concludes on Sunday at 11 a.m. (CT).
After winning the Big Ten title for the first time since 1909 last season, the Purdue Boilermakers (11-22, 4-8 Big Ten) enter the weekend tied for the No. 8 spot in the conference standings with Northwestern at 4-8. A veteran team in 2012, the Boilermakers have had to replace their weekend rotation, seven position starters and a total of 18 letterwinners from a year ago.
Purdue is 1-7 at home this season, with the lone win coming in its series opener against Northwestern, 13-4.
Overall on the season, Purdue is second to last in the conference with a team batting average of .253 and has the highest ERA in the league at 6.99 after having one of the top pitching staff’s in the conference a year ago.