Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Baseball clinches tourney, Track B1G champs, more

The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team swept Penn State on Sunday and that means that they will indeed make the B1G baseball tournament.

The Nebraska baseball team had their season on the brink last weekend. There was some doubt that they would make the Big Ten Tournament.

Then they managed to sweep the Penn State Nittany Lions. It’s been a rather up-and-down 2023 so far, but it appears that Will Bolt’s boys are back on the upswing.

When the weekend started, the Huskers needed all the wins they could get. Then they won the series’ first game with the Nittany Lions thanks to a 19-5 victory. Saturday came and went, and another win meant that the Huskers were in very good standing.

On Sunday, a series sweep meant that the Nebraska Cornhuskers no longer have to worry about missing the conference tournament altogether. Now they can just focus on getting ready to win the whole thing.

The clinching win takes quite a bit of pressure off the next weekend series against Purdue as well. The Boilermakers are headed in the wrong direction and there’s still something to play for next weekend.

The Huskers can try and move up the standings from their fifth spot with a sweep of Purdue, as long as no one else ahead of them in the standings keeps winning at the ridiculous pace they are right now.

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • The Nebraska softball team was worried that it might have ended its season with a loss in the second round of its own Big Ten tournament. However, it turns out they got an at-large bid in the regionals. They’ll be taking on Wichita State in the regionals and will hope they can find their early season magic and really get on a role.
  • The Nebraska Track & Field team hit a level of success it hasn’t seen in quite some time. For the first time since 2016, they finished at the top of the Big Ten standings. When it comes to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, there’s a new bully on the block.