The Nebraska baseball team has won eight of its last ten as the Huskers get set to open Big Ten play with the first of a three game series at Indiana. The series opener at Bart Kaufman Field is set for tonight at 6:02 p.m. (CT), and will be carried nationally on the Big Ten Network.
“Every game is important to us but there is excitement getting into conference play”, said Husker coach Darin Erstad. “We know it is going to be a grind. There are a lot of great teams and we have a tough one right away so we are excited to get going.”
The Hoosiers have been hot of late, after starting the year 4-7-1, the Hoosiers have gone 10-2 over their past 12 games. The opened conference play last weekend with a three game sweep at Northwestern.
The Huskers and Hoosiers have met 18 times dating back to 1899 and the series is tied 9-9 after the Huskers took three of the four meetings last year. Nebraska swept the Hoosiers in Lincoln to end the 2016 regular season, but then the Hoosiers knocked the Huskers out of the Big Ten Tournament with a 6-2 win.
The teams have twice met for the Big Ten Tournament title. The last meeting came in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament Championship game at TD Ameritrade Park and the Hoosiers defeated the Huskers for the second straight year with an 8-4 victory in front of a record crowd of 19,965.