I have to admit, I was looking forward to a contest between Nebraska baseball and Creighton. The Huskers are on one of the hottest of streaks. They’re 20-4 since April 2, ranked Nos. 26 and 28 in two of the four major polls and, to put it bluntly, are not in the mood for any opposition’s sass.
Nebraska needed to take the series at Michigan State. The Huskers up and swept it. Sure, Mother Nature helped, but let’s not get into semantics. Creighton was to be the last non-conference game of the year. A clash of rivals to be the appetizer for the final series of the year, and oh! About that!
The series is against Illinois! You know, the team that Nebraska currently shares the No. 2 spot in the Big Ten standings with? If you have not bought tickets for a game at Haymarket Park this year, there is no better time. This is at a Wisconsin-Nebraska at The Vault circa 2014-level of importance now.
Darin Erstad’s crew is sitting at the magic minimum of 35 wins. If Nebraska baseball can clinch the Illinois series walking into the Big Ten tourney, Husker fans should be happy. If the Big Red can sweep, they should be ecstatic.
Oh, I almost forgot. If Nebraska wins even one game, Erstad will have won game No. 100 as Nebraska’s skipper.
The boys can get some rest and prep for one of the biggest series of the season. If you’re in Lincoln, get out and support one of the hottest teams in the nation.
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