Huskers Prepare for Big Ten Play Against Kansas State
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Huskers Prepare for Big Ten Play Against Kansas State

March 28, 2017
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The Nebraska baseball team begins Big Ten play this week, but first the Huskers will play former long-time conference opponent Kansas State on Tuesday night at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park.

First pitch is set for 6:35, with sophomore right-hander Matt Waldron starting for Nebraska.

Waldron, 1-2 with a 4.56 earned-run-average, started last Tuesday at CSU Bakersfield, allowing 11 hits and four runs, all earned, in six innings but wasn’t involved in the decision.

The 12-10 Huskers swept a double-header at Cal Poly on Saturday to go 3-2 on their trip to California, while Kansas State was swept in a three-game weekend series against Texas to open Big 12 play. The Wildcats, 15-9 overall, were shut out in two of the three games at Austin.

Nebraska had 10 doubles and two triples among 19 hits in the double-header sweep. Scott Schreiber had two doubles in the first game and leads the Huskers in extra-base hits (9) and runs-batted-in (19). He’s batting .337 with a .488 slugging percentage, tops among the regulars.
Schreiber has a hitting streak of 13 games.

Angelo Altavilla continues to lead Nebraska’s regulars with a .358 batting average and is second to Schreiber in RBIs (16) and slugging percentage (.463).

Freshman walk-on Mojo Hagge is second in batting, with a .338 average, and leads the team with 13 walks. He has reached base in 20 consecutive games.

The Huskers will open Big Ten play this weekend with a three-game series at Indiana.

The Kansas State-Nebraska series dates to 1898, with the Huskers holding a 166-114 advantage.

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