Crossing Their Fingers

By: NU Media Relations
By: NU Media Relations

The Nebraska softball team wraps up its longest homestand of the season on Wednesday, April 1, when the Huskers welcome the Creighton Bluejays to Bowlin Stadium for the first of two meetings this season.

First pitch is slated for 6 p.m. on Wednesday in the final contest of NU’s seven-game homestand. Tickets for Wednesday’s game are available at the ticket office behind home plate on the day of the game, online at Huskers.com or over the phone by calling 1-800-8-BIG-RED.

Fans unable to make it out to the ballpark can listen to Nate Rohr call all of the action for the Husker Sports Network. The radio broadcast can be heard for free on the internet at Huskers.com. A live video stream of the game will also be available to HuskersNSide subscribers.

Nebraska enters its first game of April following a highly successful month of May. The Huskers went 18-3 in March against a schedule that included four games against top-20 teams and two more contests against teams receiving votes in the polls. NU’s April schedule will be even more challenging beginning with its first game against Creighton.

The 17-8 Bluejays are in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference and are currently receiving seven votes in the latest USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll, while the Huskers are receiving one vote. Nebraska has dominated the all-time series with Creighton, but the Bluejays have earned the edge in the most recent meetings. Husker Head Coach Rhonda Revelle is 42-10 in her career against Bluejay Head Coach Brent Vigness, but Vigness has led Creighton to three straight wins in the series and six of nine overall, including three straight wins at Bowlin Stadium. With a win on Wednesday, Creighton would have a four-game win streak in the series for the first time in the 109-game history of the series.

Following Wednesday’s contest, Nebraska hits the road for a two-game series at 12th-ranked Oklahoma. This week’s three-game schedule gives Nebraska an excellent opportunity to erase some bad memories from last year’s regular-season contests with Creighton and Oklahoma.

The Huskers were swept by both teams in the regular-season last year. OU swept a doubleheader from NU by a combined score of 17-1, including an 11-1 win that marked Nebraska’s worst Big 12 loss at Bowlin Stadium. Two weeks later, Creighton run-ruled the Huskers 13-1 in NU’s worst overall loss in Bowlin Stadium history.

The 2009 Huskers have already done much to prove they are a different team than last year. NU is 27-5 this season, marking the Huskers’ third-best record after 32 games in the 34-year history of the program.

Courtesy: NU Media Relations


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