The Nebraska baseball team (29-16-1, 12-5-1 Big Ten) and intrastate rival Creighton (21-18, 10-3 BIG EAST) are set for the rubber match of a three-game season series on Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
The Huskers took Game 1 of the series on April 4 at Hawks Field, 14-6, which included 10 runs in the second inning. The Bluejays responded with a 5-2 win of their own at TD Ameritrade Park on April 18. Wednesday night's Game 3 is set for 7 p.m. (CT), and will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
Nebraska entered the rankings this week for the first time since the week of April 13, 2015. The Huskers are ranked 25th in Baseball America and 26th by Collegiate Baseball. NU is receiving votes in the USA Today and NCBWA polls.
The Huskers took the lead in the Big Ten standings on Sunday following their sweep of Rutgers. NU's .694 winning percentage leads second-place Maryland and Minnesota, who each have winning percentages of .667. Nebraska's best finish in the Big Ten regular season since joining the conference in 2012 is second, which the Huskers have acheived on three occasions (2013, 2014, 2016). NU last won a regular-season conference title in 2005, when the Huskers won the Big 12 crown on their way to a College World Series appearance.
Courtesy: NU Media Relations