Huskers Visit Spartans Over Weekend

Huskers Visit Spartans Over Weekend
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska (14-14, 2-4 B1G) at Michigan State (7-19, 1-5 B1G)
April 6-8, 2018
McLane Baseball Stadium at Kobs Field • East Lansing, Mich.

Friday, April 6 • 2:05 p.m. (CT)
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Luis Alvarado (2-2) vs. Ethan Landon (0-5)

Saturday, April 7 • 12:05 p.m. (CT)
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Matt Waldron (2-2) vs. Mason Erla (4-1)

Sunday, April 8 • 10 a.m. (CT)
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Matt Warren (3-2) vs. TBA

The Nebraska baseball team (14-14, 2-4 Big Ten) continues its stretch of road games this weekend when the Huskers travel to East Lansing, Mich., to face Michigan State. The first game of the series at Drayton McLane Stadium at John H. Kobs Field is set for Friday at 2:05 p.m. (CT). Saturday’s game is slated for 12:05 p.m. (CT) before Sunday’s finale at 10 a.m. (CT).

How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe and Nick Handley call the action on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

All three games will be carried on and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.

All three games will be streamed live online on BTN Plus. Subscriptions for BTN Plus are available on a monthly or annual basis. A school pass subscription is $79.95 for one year and $9.95 for one month. A conference pass subscription is $119.95 for one year and $14.95 for one month.

Last Time Out
The Huskers went 1-2 at Ohio State last weekend. Nebraska opened the series with a 7-3 win on Friday before dropping Saturday and Sunday’s contests by margins of 7-4 and 15-14, respectively.

Next Up
The Huskers finish their eight-game road stretch on Tuesday night when NU visits Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. (CT).

Quick Notes

  • Nebraska has a 10-3 record this season in games when coming off a loss.
  • Jaxon Hallmark enters the weekend on a season-long reaching base streak (12), which is also the current longest on the team.

Scouting the Michigan State Spartans

  • Nebraska leads the all-time series against Michigan State, 10-6, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1937.
    » Last season, Nebraska won two of three games against MSU in Lincoln
    » Nebraska is 5-2 against Michigan State on the road
    » Nebraska is 2-1 against Michigan State at home
    » At neutral sites, the series is tied at 3-3
  • Michigan State is 7-19 this season with a 1-5 record in Big Ten play after postponing its Wednesday night game against Eastern Michigan. The Spartans were swept by Michigan in the conference-opening series and dropped the first two against Rutgers before winning the finale over the Scarlet Knights.
  • MSU ranks seventh in the nation in stolen bases with 60 this season. Individually, Bryce Kelley ranks second in the nation with 19 stolen bases.
  • Head Coach Jake Boss Jr. is in his 10th season at Michigan State and holds a 300-222 record at the school. He is 325-256 in his 11th season overall. Boss is assisted by Mark Van Ameyde, Graham Sikes and Jordan Keur.
  • Players to Watch
    » #18 Justin Antoncic (Sophomore INF): Leads the team in batting average (.311), runs scored (13), hits (28) and doubles (4)
    » #55 Zack McGuire (Senior INF): Batting .284 with a team-high three home runs and 12 RBIs
    » #21 Dan Chmielewski (Junior OF): Batting .267 with three doubles, three triples and 12 RBIs

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