Mother Nature continues destruction of Husker baseball home schedule

Mother Nature continues destruction of Husker baseball home schedule


It might not be below freezing, but the weather continues to batter the Nebraska baseball season.

This time, it’s the rain hitting Lincoln that caused the cancellation of the Huskers' home series against New Mexico State scheduled for Friday through Sunday.

“It’s less than idea, gosh dang it," NU coach Darin Erstad said. "You want to get in some kind of rhythm and play some games and the weather’s just not cooperating.”

The series will not be made up and the athletic department will issue refunds for those who purchased tickets through the Nebraska ticket office.

It marks the third time the Nebraska athletic department has been forced to cancel games scheduled for Hawks Field at Haymarket Park this season. NU canceled the original home opener against Omaha that was scheduled for March 5. 

Then, last week, the Huskers canceled a contest against North Dakota State that was scheduled for today. 

Nebraska also had its game against No. 12 Mississippi State — scheduled for March 3 in Frisco, Texas — canceled. 

The Huskers (6-7) are currently scheduled to open their home season on March 19 against Air Force. That is a two-game series before Nebraska begins Big Ten play against Michigan State at home on March 22. 

Despite the amount of cancellations, Erstad says his team remains ready to go. 

“They’re pretty resilient, they pretty much go with the flow," he said. "We always talk about not being able to control the weather, so we’re kind of at the mercy of what the conditions of the fields are.”


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