Nebraska hosts Purdue for final home series

At 33-17, 8-10 Big Ten on the year, Nebraska could go above .500 in Big Ten play with a sweep over Purdue this weekend.

From Nebraska media relations department

Press Release:

Coming of a series win at Northwestern, the Nebraska baseball team (33-17, 8-10 Big Ten) returns to Lincoln this weekend to host the Purdue Boilermakers (15-33, 2-16 Big Ten) for the Huskers’ final home series of the 2015 season. Nebraska finishes the regular season next week at Illinois, with the series running Thursday-Friday, Saturday.

This weekend’s series runs Saturday-Sunday-Monday and the opener is scheduled to be played at Hawks Field at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday. However, due to heavy rain on Wednesday night in Lincoln parts of the series may be moved to a new location. Check Huskers.com for more information on potential schedule/location changes.

Nebraska enters the weekend eighth in the Big Ten with a 8-10 record. The Huskers are 0.5 game back of Indiana for seventh place in the league and have the opportunity to leap the Hoosiers in the standing since Indiana is playing a non-conference series against Long Beach State this weekend.

Purdue enters the weekend last in the Big Ten with a 2-16 conference mark. The Boilermakers opened league play with a 9-5 win over Rutgers on March 20 and then dropped 16-straight conference games before winning the finale at Michigan State last weekend, 6-4.

This weekend’s series will be the third between Nebraska and Purdue since the Huskers joined the Big Ten, and it will be the Boilermaker’s second trip to Lincoln. Purdue came to Lincoln in 2012 and took 2-of-3 from the Huskers. The Boilermakers went on to win the regular-season and tournament titles in 2012.


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