Following Wednesday’s home opening win against North Dakota, the Huskers are back on the road, traveling to Huntsville, Texas, for the Sam Houston Baseball Classic at Don Sanders Stadium. The Huskers (3-1-1) will take on Missouri Valley Conference preseason favorite Missouri State twice (Friday and Sunday) as well facing NCAA Regional qualifier and tournament host Sam Houston State (Saturday at 5 p.m.) and St. Mary’s (Saturday at 1:30 p.m.).
On the Radio: Fans across Nebraska can listen to Lane Grindle and Adrian Fiala call all of the action this weekend on the Husker Sports Network - including KLIN 1400 AM in Lincoln and KRVN 880 AM in Lexington - and on the Internet at Huskers.com. Every game this season will be carried on Huskers.com and available to Husker Sports Network stations. Saturday’s game against Sam Houston State will be an internet-only broadcast because of the men’s basketball game at Kansas State scheduled for 7 p.m.
On the Huskers: The Huskers erupted for a season-high 10 runs in posting a 10-6 victory over North Dakota Wednesday. Junior college transfer Adam Bailey enjoyed a memorable home debut, going 3-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and a career high six RBIs. Bailey’s six RBI effort was the most by a Husker since Ryan Wehrle drove in six runs against Texas Tech in 2006. Trailing 6-5 in the bottom of the eighth, Nebraska responded with five runs, loading the bases before Khiry Cooper’s two-run single gave NU the lead for good. Tyler Farst, who went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, then coaxed a bases-loaded walk to plate another run before Bailey - who belted a three-run homer earlier in the game - gave the Huskers a pair of insurance runs with a two-run double. Sophomore right-hander Casey Hauptman earned the win in relief, allowing one run over the final 3.1 innings.