Huskers set for rematch with K-State and Omaha

NEBRASKA vs. K-State and OMAHA
April 26-27, 2022
Field of Falcons | Lincoln, Neb.

Tuesday, April 26 vs. Kansas State – 6:35 p.m.
Launch : HPL Jackson Brocket against HPL Wesley Moore
Television/Broadcast: B1G+
Radio: Huskers Radio Network – Lincoln (1400 AM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App

Wednesday, April 27 vs. Omaha – 6:32 p.m.
Launch : TBD versus TBD
Television/Broadcast: Nebraska Public Media
Radio: Huskers Radio Network – Lincoln (1400 AM), Omaha (590 AM), Huskers.com, Huskers App

Nebraska hosts a pair of non-conference opponents in midweek games this week, as the Huskers are set for a rematch with Kansas State on Tuesday and Omaha on Wednesday at Hawks Field.

Tuesday’s first pitch between the Huskers and Wildcats is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Wednesday night’s game is scheduled for 6:32 p.m. with Nebraska and Omaha.

Tuesday’s game can be seen on B1G+, while Wednesday’s game with Omaha will air on Nebraska Public Media with Larry Punteney, Jeff Leise and Ana Bellinghausen on the call. Fans can also listen Greg Sharp and Ben McLaughlin call all the action from this week’s midweek games on the Huskers Radio Network. All three games this weekend 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.

Quick shots
Griffon Everitt hits a team-best .310 at home plate, with 11 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 34 RBIs this season.
Garrett Anglim hits .282 with nine doubles and four triples, while cam chick has four doubles, one triple, seven homers and 29 runs, the team record.
Max Anderson and Brice Matthews have four homers apiece, while Anderson is tied for the team lead with 29 runs and Matthews stole the team’s 10 best bases this year.
Tyler Martin has made a team 17 appearances on the mound this season, followed by 15 appearances by Emmet Olson and 14 appearances of Hood CJ.
Braxton–Bragg has four saves this season with 22 strikeouts and only one walk in 20.1 innings of work.
• As a team, Nebraska is hitting .244 with 304 hits, 59 doubles, 11 triples, 31 home runs and 208 runs.
• The Husker pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.94, while allowing 230 runs, 179 earned and striking out 310 in 326 innings.

Kansas State Wildcats Scouting
• K-State enters Tuesday night’s game 21-18 overall and 3-9 in Big 12 play after winning two of three games in a non-conference series with UC Irvine over the weekend latest.
• Dominic Johnson hits a team-best .363 at the plate with a club-record 15 doubles, seven home runs and 30 RBIs in 39 starts this year. Brady Day is hitting .348, followed by Justin Mitchell with a .337 clip at home plate, while Dylan Phillips has hit 11 home runs this season.
• Tuesday night starter Wesley Moore is 0-0 this season in six appearances, including three starts. Moore posted a 7.84 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 10.1 innings of work for the Wildcats.
• As a team, K-State is hitting .292 with 392 hits, 95 doubles, six triples, 59 home runs and 256 runs in 39 games.
• The Wildcat pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.38, while allowing 234 runs, 205 earned and striking out 378 in 342.2 innings.
• Head Coach Pete Hughes is in his fourth season at K-State, posting a 90-81 record. Hughes is in his 25th season overall as head coach and holds a career record of 742-153-3.

The series against K-State
• Nebraska leads the all-time series against Kansas State, 170-117.
• In their last meeting earlier this season, the Wildcats won 6-4 over the Huskers on March 9 in Manhattan.
• The Wildcats took a 6-1 lead with five points in the fourth and another in the fifth to take a five-point lead. Nebraska scored two in the seventh and one in the ninth to close in on two, but the Wildcats held off Husker’s final rally.

Omaha Mavericks scouting
• Omaha opens Wednesday night with a 19-18 overall record and a 10-5 record in the Summit League, while riding a three-game winning streak after sweeping Western Illinois on the road last weekend.
• Mike Boeve leads the Mavericks at the plate, hitting .378 with 17 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBIs. Jack Lombardi is second on the team with a .299 batting average and has nine doubles, a triple and a home run, while Devin Hurdle is hitting .266 with nine doubles, a triple, three home runs and 25 RBIs.
• Joey Machado has made a team record 13 appearances on the mound this season, followed by Jarrett Blunt with 12 appearances and Wyatt Sellers and Tanner Howe with 11 appearances each.
• As a team, Omaha is hitting .250 with 310 hits, 68 doubles, two triples, 27 home runs and 191 runs in 37 games.
• The Maverick pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.02, while allowing 171 runs, 144 earned and striking out 313 opposing batters in 322.2 innings.
• Head Coach Evan Porter is in his sixth season at the helm of the Maverick program and holds a career record of 109-146-1 in Omaha.

The series
• Nebraska leads the all-time series against Omaha, 61-12.
• Since Omaha’s transition to DI, the Huskers have won 10 of 13 meetings with the Mavericks.
• The Mavericks have won two of three games between state opponents this season after posting a 6-5 victory over Nebraska on April 6 at Tal Anderson Field in Omaha.

Start with the long ball
• The Huskers went three straight innings with a first homer in Nebraska’s 19-7 victory in the series finale at Indiana on Sunday.
• It was the first time Nebraska had hit a first home run in three consecutive innings since at least 1999.
Gabe Swansen lifted an 0-1 pitch from the left field line to open the fifth for that first career homer, while Leighton Banjoff started the sixth by lining up a solo shot to left center to give the Huskers a 9-4 lead. Brice Matthews capped the three-inning streak by throwing a 1-0 pitch 450 feet over the fence at left center, extending Nebraska’s lead to 14-5 in the seventh.

Anglim among national leaders
Garrett Anglim notched his fourth triple of the season with a one-out triple down the right field line in the first inning of Nebraska’s 19-7 win at Indiana on Sunday, which is tied with Purdue’s Mike Bolton Jr. for the head of the Big Ten.
• Anglim is currently tied for 19th nationally with four trebles in 2022.
• The redshirt freshman is currently tied for second among all freshmen in the nation with all four triples on the season. Bowling Green’s Nathan Archer leads all freshmen with six three-sacks this year.

Sunday Runday in Bloomington
• Nebraska broke a season high with 19 runs and 20 hits in a 19-7 loss to Indiana on Sunday in Bloomington, Ind.
• The 19 points are the second most the Huskers have scored against a conference opponent since joining the Big Ten, behind 21 points scored at Penn State in 2017.
• The Huskers scored 19 runs behind a season-high 20 hits, marking the fifth time the Husker offense has reached the 20-hitter mark in a Big Ten game.
• Nebraska had 21 hits against Northwestern in 2013 and Penn State in 2014, while 20 hits against Michigan in 2012 and Maryland in 2018.

Chick finds success in range switching
Cam Chick’s plate numbers have continued to climb since the senior was moved to the top two spots in the roster in the series opener against Michigan on March 25.
• Chick started the season averaging .174 at home plate with two home runs and six RBIs, while bouncing around the bottom six spots in the first 19 games of the season.
• Since transitioning to No. 1 or No. 2, the senior has broken his team best .323 with four doubles, one triple, five home runs and 12 RBIs.
• The Columbia, Mo., native found success sitting atop the roster with a .532 on-base percentage. Chick has walked 20 times and been pitched nine times in the last 19 games.