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Iowa vs. Nebraska baseball, 4/13

Nebraska center fielder Joe Acker eyes the approaching fly ball by Iowa's Lorenzo Elion for the third out in the fifth inning of the opening game of a doubleheader Friday at Haymarket Park.

FRANCIS GARDLER, JOURNAL STAR

The Nebraska baseball team will kickstart a busy week Tuesday against Kansas State. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. at Haymarket Park.

Because of weather, Nebraska has played only five games in 15 days. The Huskers will play nine games in 13 days beginning Tuesday.

The Huskers (16-17) are coming off a 2-1 week, which included a wild 11-9 win against the Wildcats (15-21) last Tuesday in Manhattan, Kansas. Jesse Wilkening's three-run blast late in the game proved to the be the difference.

Matt Warren (3-2), typically a weekend starter, is expected to take the mound for the Huskers on Tuesday against the Wildcats' Will Brennan.

"Tomorrow get (Warren) some work and then we'll have him ready to go on Sunday," NU coach Darin Erstad said during his weekly appearance on Sports Nightly. "It would be like a pen day after not throwing on a weekend."

Nebraska split a doubleheader against Iowa on Friday, winning the second game 10-4. The Huskers are aiming for back-to-back wins for the first time since sweeping a doubleheader against Cal Poly on March 10.

Nebraska will host Nebraska-Omaha (12-18) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before leaving for a three-game series at Rutgers, which begins Friday.

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