Huskers host NMSU in Midweek Series

NEBRASKA vs. NEW MEXICO STATE

March 15-16, 2022
Field of Falcons | Lincoln, Neb.

Tuesday, March 15 – 6:35 p.m.
Launch: HPR Dawson McCarville (1-1) v RHP (Cam Blazek (1-1)
Television/Broadcast: B1G+
Radio: Husker Radio Network – Lincoln (1400 AM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App

Wednesday March 16 – 1:35 p.m.
Launch: TBD against TBD
Television/Broadcast: B1G+
Radio: Husker Radio Network – Lincoln (1400 AM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App

The Nebraska baseball team continues its 10-game homestand at Hawks Field with a two-game midweek series against New Mexico State Tuesday-Wednesday March 15-16.


Tuesday’s first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., while Wednesday’s contest is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. at Hawks Field.


Tuesday and Wednesday matches will be broadcast live on B1G+. Fans can also listen Greg Sharp and Ben McLaughlin call the action Tuesday night and Sharpe and Nick Handley on the Wednesday call on the Huskers Radio Network. Both games will air on KLIN (1400 AM) in Lincoln and KXSP (590 AM) in Omaha. Every game from this season can be streamed for free on Huskers.com and the official Nebraska Huskers app for iOS and Android devices.



Last outing
Nebraska shared a two-game series with Omaha after a 6-5 victory for the Big Red on Monday afternoon at Hawks Field. The Mavericks won Game 1 on Sunday with a 4-3 win at Omaha. Monday, Huskers led 5-3 after seven innings until the Mavericks tied at five in the top of the ninth. Max Anderson curled a double down the left field line in the bottom of the ninth with one out and came in to score on at Griffin Everitt single RBI walk-in. Everitt had a career day at the plate, going 4 for 5 with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs.


3/13: Omaha 4, Nebraska 3
3/14: Nebraska 6, Omaha 5



following
Nebraska continues to play at home after the midweek series with the Aggies, hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Hawks Field for a three-game series Friday-Sunday March 18-20.



Exploring New Mexico State Aggies
• New Mexico State enters the midweek series 9-4 (1-2 WAC) after dropping its three-game series against Seattle U last weekend at home.
• Gunner Antillon is hitting .434 with nine doubles, two home runs, 13 RBIs and 15 runs to lead the Aggies at home this season. Logan Gallina has a team-high five homers and 17 RBIs while hitting .426 this season, followed by Ryan Grabosch (.353) and Cal Villareal (.351).
• Tuesday night starter Cam Blazek has made four appearances, including a starter, and is 1-1 this season with a 7.84 ERA. Blazek allowed nine runs on 11 hits and 11 strikeouts in 10.1 innings of work.
• As a team, the Aggies are hitting .323 with 149 hits, 35 doubles, six triples, 19 homers and 108 runs. The NMSU pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.53, while allowing 58 runs, 47 earned, and striking out 147 batters in 120 innings.
• Head Coach Mike Kirby is in his third season at New Mexico State and posted a career record of 41-42.



The series
• Nebraska leads the all-time series against New Mexico State, 5-3.
• In their last meeting, the Huskers won 6-4 over the Aggies at the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 3, 2012.



To start
Luke Jessen hit a team-best .333 at the plate, followed by Griffon Everitt (.327) and Colby Gomes (.324).
Griffon Everitt leads the Huskers with three home runs, 11 RBIs and nine runs, while Max Anderson and Brice Matthews are tied with Everitt with a team-best nine points.
• In four appearances, Koty Frank has a 1.35 ERA after allowing just four runs, three of which were earned, in 20 innings on the mound.
Emmet Olson made a team record six appearances on the mound this season, followed by Tyler Martin and Mason Ornelas with five appearances each.
• As a team, Nebraska is hitting .258 with 119 hits, 19 doubles, five triples, eight home runs and 60 runs.
• Husker’s pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.03, while allowing 66 runs, 52 earned and striking out 108 in 116 innings.



The sweetness of the hearth
• Nebraska started a 10-game home streak at Hawks Field against Omaha on Monday.
• With the 6-5 win over the Mavericks on Monday, the Huskers improved their record to 16-6 in home games under the head coach will bolt.
• The Big Red went 10-5 last season at Hawks Field after going 5-1 in the 2020 campaign before the season was called off due to COVID-19.

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