The Nebraska baseball team faces Iowa this weekend at Hawks Field as both teams continue Big Ten play. Impending weather has caused changes to the inital series schedule. Friday’s action will consist of a doubleheader, starting at 2:05 p.m. (CT).
It is “Love 4 Laney & Katie Day” at Hawks Field, as the Huskers will honor Laney Ledbetter, daughter of Director of Operations and former Husker Curtis Ledbetter and his wife Monica, and Baseball Academic Counselor Katie Jewell, who recently began a personal battle with cancer. The day will honor Ledbetter and other children who are in need of or have received an organ transplant.
Ledbetter and Jewell will throw out ceremonial first pitches before the second game of the doubleheader, approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
The third game of the series is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU for the time being, but could be adjusted due to weather. Updates will be provided on Huskers.com and on Twitter via @Husker_Baseball.
Fans who have a Friday ticket can attend both games on Friday. If there is a game on Saturday, fans can use a Saturday ticket for that game, then their Sunday ticket could be used for general admission to any future regular-season game in 2018. If there’s no game on Saturday, fans can use the Saturday ticket for general admission to any regular-season game later this year. If there’s no game on Saturday or Sunday, the tickets for those dates can be used for general admission to any regular-season game later this season.
How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe, Nick Handley and Ben McLaughlin call the action on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.
All three games will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.
The first two games are currently scheduled to be streamed live online on BTN Plus. Subscriptions for BTN Plus are available on a monthly or annual basis. A school pass subscription is $79.95 for one year and $9.95 for one month. A conference pass subscription is $119.95 for one year and $14.95 for one month. The series finale is schedule to be televised on ESPNU with Steve Lenox and Jay Walker on the call.
Last Time Out
The Huskers homered three times in an 11-9 win over Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., on Tuesday night.
The Huskers host two non-conference midweek games, as Kansas State and Omaha come to Lincoln. The Huskers and Wildcats square off Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. (CT) before NU battles the Mavericks on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m. (CT). Both games will be played at Hawks Field.
Schreiber on Fire at the Plate
- Scott Schreiber enters the weekend on a team-long 10-game hitting streak, having produced multi-hit performances in nine of those games.
- Schreiber has homered in five of his last six games, and has seven homers in his last nine games.
- Schreiber earned Big Ten Player-of-the-Week honors on Monday.
- Schreiber leads the Huskers in most offensive statistical categories and is among the Big Ten and national leaders in several categories as well.
» Team-high .416 batting average: second in the Big Ten and eighth in the nation
» Team-high 52 hits: leads the Big Ten and 14th in the nation
» Team-high 36 runs scored: tied for first in the Big Ten and 27th in the nation
» Team-high 10 doubles: tied for fourth in the Big Ten
» Team-high 11 home runs: second in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation
» Team-high 95 total bases: second in the Big Ten and seventh in the nation
» Team-high .760 slugging percentage: sixth in the nation
- In his last 18 games, Schreiber has gone 39-for-75 (.520) with 10 home runs, 24 RBIs, 27 runs scored.
- In the first 13 games of the season, Schreiber went 13-for-50 (.260) with one home run, six RBIs and nine runs scored.
- In Big Ten play (eight games), Schreiber is 21-for-33 (.636) with seven home runs, four doubles, 11 RBIs and 13 runs scored.
- Schreiber became the eighth Husker to reach the 200-hit/30-home run career milestone at Nebraska earlier this season.
Scouting the Iowa Hawkeyes
- The all-time series between Nebraska and Iowa is tied at 16-16, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1897.
» Last season, Iowa won the first two games of the regular-season series at Nebraska before the Huskers won the third game. Iowa topped Nebraska in the Big Ten Tournament on its way to the tournament title.
» Nebraska is 7-3 all-time against Iowa at home
» Nebraska is 9-11 all-time against Iowa on the road
» Nebraska is 0-2 all-time against Iowa at neutral sites
- Iowa is 20-10 this season and holds a 5-3 record in Big Ten play. The Hawkeyes enter the weekend on a three-game winning streak, including a 16-1 triumph over Coe College on Wednesday night. Iowa took the last two games of a three-game set against Ohio State after winning two of three at Illinois. The Hawkeyes earned a 1-1 split against No. 11 Indiana during the first Big Ten weekend.
- Head Coach Rick Heller is 160-99 in his fifth season at Iowa. He holds an 850-664-4 record in his 31st year overall. Heller is assisted by Marty Sutherland, Desi Druschel and Sean Moore.
- Players to Watch
» #5 Tyler Cropley (Senior C/OF): Leads Iowa in batting average (.364), doubles (13) and RBIs (27)
» #4 Robert Neustrom (Junior OF): Leads Iowa in hits (41), runs scored (27) and home runs (5)
» #1 Lorenzo Elion (Sophomore INF): Batting .317 with 26 hits and 21 RBIs