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April 2, 2024
Omaha, Neb. | Charles Schwab Field

Tuesday, April 2 – 6 PM CT
Pitching: LHP Will Walsh (3-0, 4.28 ERA) vs. RHP Malakai Vetock (2-0, 5.40 ERA)
TV/Streaming: FloBaseball.tv
Radio: Huskers Radio Network, Huskers.com, Huskers App

Follow the Game
• Tuesday night’s midweek matchup at Creighton can be seen on FloBaseball.tv.
• Fans can also listen to Greg Sharpe and Ben McLaughlin call the action on Tuesday night on the Huskers Radio Network.
• Every game this season can be heard for free on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

Nebraska vs. Creighton
• Through 147 all-time meetings, the Huskers hold an 86-59-2 advantage over the Bluejays in the all-time series.
• Nebraska and Creighton meet for the first time this season after the Bluejays came away victorious in two of the three meetings in 2023.
• Tuesday’s matchup is the best combined win percentage between the two in-state foes (.816) since April 5, 2005.

In the Polls
• The Huskers appeared in D1Baseball’s Top 25  for the first time since 2021 with a No. 24 ranking. The Big Red last appeared at No. 17 in the final poll of the 2021 campaign after pushing No. 1 Arkansas to the brink in the decisive game seven of the Fayetteville Regional.
• Nebraska also earned recognition in the national rankings by Baseball America (No. 22), USA Today/Coaches (No. 23) and Perfect Game (No. 25).
• The Huskers’ last appearance in the national rankings was in the preseason polls in 2022, where the Big Red found themselves ranked in the Baseball America (No. 20), Perfect Game (No. 22) and NCBWA (No. 25) preseason rankings.

Huskers Reach 20-Win Mark Before April
• With a 20-5 start, the Huskers reached the 20-win mark in the first 25 games of the season for the fourth time since 2000.
• The 20 victories in 2004, 2006 and 2024 are tied for the second-most, trailing the Big Red’s 22-3 start in the 2005 campaign.

Big Red on a 10-Game Win Streak
• Nebraska comes into Tuesday night’s matchup riding a 10-game win streak, which is the 10th time the Huskers have strung together 10-plus consecutive wins since 2000.
• The 10-game win streak is the second-longest active winning streak nationally, trailing Louisiana’s 11-game win streak.
• In the 10 games, the Husker offense is hitting .300 at the plate and scoring 8.6 runs per game, while the NU pitching staff has compiled a 2.87 ERA and limited opponents to 3.3 runs per game.

Huskers Control the Running Game
• The Huskers come into the week as one of three teams nationally to limit opponents to seven stolen bases or fewer this season.
• Nebraska has limited opponents to just 11 stolen base attempts on the season, joining Coastal Carolina as the only two teams in the country to hold opponents to 11 stolen base attempts or less on the year.

Evans Leads Huskers to Big Ten Sweep
• Cole Evans led the Huskers to a series sweep at Northwestern last weekend, going 6-for-10 (.600) with a double, home run and seven RBI.
• The outfielder is one of six Huskers hitting .300-plus at the plate this season, adding five doubles, two home runs and 20 RBI for Nebraska.
• Evans has appeared in all 25 games for the Big Red so far, leading the conference and ranking 22nd in the country with four sacrifice flies.

Silva’s Speed With Stolen Bases
• Riley Silva has posted a .422 on-base percentage for Nebraska this season and is the only Husker to score 25-plus runs (26) through the team’s first 25 games.
• The Cambridge, Ontario, native has started 24 of the 25 games this season and has posted a 1.000 fielding percentage (61-for-61) in center field for the Huskers.
• Silva is one of 12 DI players to steal 16-plus bases and be caught one-or-fewer times, including one of three Power Five players this season.

Caron’s RBI Production Through 25 Games
• Josh Caron has been a key contributor for the NU offense this season, hitting .290 at the plate with six doubles, a triple, six home runs, 32 RBI and 20 runs scored.
• The junior leads the Big Red with six home runs and eight multi-hit performances this season.
• Since 2005, Caron is one of seven Huskers to drive in 30-plus runs in Nebraska’s first 25 games to start the season.

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