Nebraska vs. Creighton, 3.26

Nebraska’s Angelo Altavilla (right) shadows Creighton baserunner Jake Holton in the sixth inning on March 26 at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha.

After a minor setback on the road against Minnesota, the Nebraska baseball team exploded for four straight victories while outscoring opponents 46-9 in that span. 

The Huskers (17-9, 7-2) took care of business on the road against Kansas State 7-0 before sweeping Purdue at Haymarket Park this weekend with wins of 17-0, 13-4 and 9-5. 

The 39 runs against Purdue are the most by a Husker team in a three-game Big Ten series since joining the conference before the 2012 campaign.

Darin Erstad's group will look to continue the scoring parade Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. when Creighton comes to Haymarket Park for the second of three matchups between the in-state rivals. 

In the first matchup just two weeks ago, Nebraska scored five runs in the first three innings en route to a 6-3 victory over the Bluejays (16-7). Freshman Kyle Perry, who got the start in the first matchup against Creighton, will toe the mound for the Huskers Tuesday in his fifth start of the season. 

Perry (2-0) worked 3.2 innings against the Bluejays in Omaha before giving way to the bullpen to shut the door in the victory.

NU has won 11 of its last 13 games and has started undefeated (8-0) at Haymarket Park. In those 13 games, the starting pitchers have compiled an 8-0 record, allowing only 16 runs while amassing 67 strikeouts and only 10 walks.

Denson Hull (0-3) will get the start for the Bluejays. 

Both teams are ranked in the top 40 of the RPI, released by the NCAA on Monday. The Huskers sit in the No. 40 spot, while Creighton is ranked 26th.


Nebraska infielder Cam Chick was named the Big Ten freshman of the week after a big week at the plate.

The Rocheport, Missouri, native hit .333 with six RBIs and four runs scored as Nebraska beat Kansas State last Tuesday before sweeping Purdue.

He blasted a pair of home runs in the Purdue series, the first two of his college career, while slugging .800 over the four games.


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