Nebraska baseball is getting some national recognition, as the Huskers moved into a couple of rankings this week.
- Collegiate Baseball moved the Huskers into 23rd.
- Baseball America ranks the Huskers at 22nd, saying:
Since dropping their season-opening series at Stanford, the Cornhuskers have persevered through frigid conditions to win 13 straight, their longest winning streak in the Mike Anderson era. Sr. RHP Johnny Dorn (7 IP, 4 H, 1ER, 0 BB, 5 K) pitched well in a no-decision Friday, and Sr. 1B Craig Corriston singled and stole a base to start Nebraska's game-tying one-run rally in the seventh, then drove home the winning run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly. Corriston went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBis on Saturday in support of Sr. RHP Thad Weber (7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 K). Sr. 2B Jake Opitz went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs Saturday, then had three more hits Sunday, including a rally-starting single in Nebraska's two-run 10th.
Craig Corriston's performance last weekend was good enough to win him Big 12 Player of the Week honors. This was the second week in a row a Husker was named, as the week previous Johnny Dorn was a Big 12 pitcher of the week.
The Paris, Texas native tied or established career highs in hits twice during the week, including his first career four-hit game in the series-clinching win at KSU on Sunday. Corriston went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored in the 11-4 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday. In the series opener on Friday, he drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth-inning.
Corriston finished the week with a .591 on-base percentage and a .789 slugging percentage. He was also perfect in the field on 49 chances.
Praise doesn't get much higher than that.
- I was surprised that the National College Baseball Writers didn't rank Nebraska, but left us in the 'others receiving votes' category, leaving us behing a 8-6 Michigan team and ranked at 42nd. What's up with that?
It's going to be a rough week as I sent my Mac Book Pro back to Apple this morning. The case was coming apart and it was time to get it fixed. I'm carrying a Lenovo Thinkpad R61 as a temporary replacement, but it's not the same. There are too many tools on the Mac that I rely on that simply cannot be found on the Windows platform. I'm hoping it gets back to me soon. I already miss it.