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Huskers Journey to Rutgers for Weekend Series

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska (16-19, 3-7 Big Ten) at Rutgers (19-14, 4-5 Big Ten)
April 20-22, 2018
Bainton Field • Piscataway, N.J.

Friday, April 20 • 1 p.m. (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Luis Alvarado (2-4) vs. John O’Reilly (4-1)

Saturday, April 21 • Noon (CT)
Video Stream: BTN Plus • Radio: Husker Sports Network
Matt Waldron (3-2) vs. Harry Rutkowski (4-2)

Sunday, April 22 • 11 a.m. (CT)
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Matt Warren (3-3) vs. TBA

The Nebraska baseball team visits Piscataway, N.J., this weekend to face Rutgers for a three-game series. Friday’s opener is set for 1 p.m. (CT), which is one hour earlier than the first announced start time. Saturday’s game will start at noon (CT) and Sunday’s finale will begin at 11 a.m. (CT).

How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Nick Handley and Ben McLaughlin call the action throughout the season 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.

Friday and Sunday’s games will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel. Saturday’s game won’t be on TuneIn due to the football Spring Game.

All three games will 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.

Last Time Out
The Huskers dropped both non-conference home games earlier this week. On Tuesday, NU fell to Kansas State, 4-3, before losing to Omaha by an 8-7 margin on Wednesday.

Next Up
The Huskers return home to host Creighton at Hawks Field on Tuesday night, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. (CT) on the Big Ten Network. 

Scouting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights

  • Nebraska leads the all-time series against Rutgers, 8-1, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 2001.
    » Nebraska is 2-1 all-time on the road against Rutgers
    » Nebraska is 5-0 all-time at home against Rutgers
    » Nebraska is 1-0 all-time against Rutgers at a neutral site
  • Rutgers is 19-14 this season with a 4-5 record in Big Ten play. The Scarlet Knights defeated Monmouth on Tuesday night after being swept by Illinois last weekend.
  • Head Coach Joe Litterio is 114-132-1 in his fifth season at Rutgers. He holds a career record of 354-504-3 in his 17th year. Litterio is assisted by Phil Cundari and Jim Duffy.
  • Players to Watch
    » #7 Nick Matera (Junior C): Leads the team in home runs (4) and doubles (10), while batting .297
    » #29 Luke Bowerbank (Junior OF): Tied for the team best in batting average (.321) and has 21 RBIs
    » #15 Kyle Walker (Senior INF): Tied for the team best in batting average (.321) and has one home run

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