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Corn Flakes: Big Ten Baseball Weekend - Nebraska vs Minnesota

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David McGee

Another Big Ten baseball weekend is upon us!

Minnesota comes to Lincoln for a series this weekend. The Gophers have not had a very good season so far. The Gophers are at the bottom in the conference in team ERA (6.29), 11th in team batting (.264, up from .245 over the last four games), and 8th in team fielding (.966).

Nebraska leads the all-time series with Minnesota 8-19, and swept the Gophers last year in Minnesota. The Gophers Friday starter, Ben Meyer, has a 5.65 ERA in eight starts. Sunday's starter, Tim Shannon, has a 5.82 ERA in six starts. Dalton Sawyer has the lowest ERA of any Gopher starting pitcher, and he stands at 5.01, in six starts and eight appearances.

Friday, April 10 (7:05 p.m.)
Probable Starters: RHP Sinclair (4-4) vs. RHP Meyer (1-4)
TV: BTN
Audio Stream: Huskers.com | Video Stream: BTN2Go
Radio: Husker Sports Network

Saturday, April 11 (6:05 p.m.)
Probable Starters: LHP Kubat (4-1) vs. TBA
TV: None
Audio Stream: Huskers.com | Video Stream: HuskersNSide
Radio: Husker Sports Network

Sunday, April 12 (1:05 p.m.)
Probable Starters: RHP Burkamper (4-1) vs. RHP Shannon (1-3)
TV: None
Audio Stream: Huskers.com | Video Stream: BTN Plus
Radio: Husker Sports Network

This weekend's baseball schedule:

All times (Eastern) and dates subject to change

Friday, April 10

Northwestern at Michigan State - 3:05 p.m.
Michigan at Penn State - 5 p.m. (BTN)
Rutgers at Indiana - 6:05 p.m.
Iowa at Maryland - 6:30 p.m.
UNLV at Ohio State - 6:35 p.m.
Minnesota at Nebraska - 8:05 p.m. (BTN)

Saturday, April 11

Northwestern at Michigan State - 1:05 p.m.
Iowa at Maryland - 2 p.m.
Michigan at Penn State - 2 p.m.
Rutgers at Indiana - 2:05 p.m.
UNLV at Ohio State - 3:05 p.m.
Purdue at Illinois - 4 p.m.
Minnesota at Nebraska - 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, April 12

Iowa at Maryland - 12 p.m.
Michigan at Penn State - 1 p.m.
Purdue at Illinois - 1 p.m. (BTN)
Northwestern at Michigan State - 1:05 p.m.
Rutgers at Indiana - 1:05 p.m.
UNLV at Ohio State - 12:05 p.m.
Minnesota at Nebraska - 2:05 p.m.

Monday, April 13

Purdue at Illinois - 7 p.m. (BTN)

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Iowa leads the B1G with a spotless 6-0 record. Maryland is still considered by many the favorite to win the B1G. The two will clash this weekend. Need I say more?

Other note of interest - Illinois is off to their best start in school history.

Current Big Ten Baseball Standings


Overall
Conference
W-L-T % W-L %
1. Iowa 21-8-0 .724 6-0 1.000
2. Illinois 26-6-1 .803 5-1 .833
3. Ohio State 22-7-0 .759 7-2 .778
Maryland 23-8-0 .742 7-2 .778
5. Rutgers 11-20-0 .355 5-4 .556
6. Nebraska 24-10-0 .706 3-3 .500
7. Michigan 19-13-0 .594 4-5 .444
8. Michigan State 16-14-0 .533 2-4 .333
Northwestern 8-22-0 .267 2-4 .333
10. Indiana 18-11-0 .621 2-6 .250
11. Minnesota 11-17-0 .393 2-7 .222
12. Penn State 9-18-0 .333 1-4 .200
13. Purdue 11-21-0 .344 1-5 .167

Of course, there's the Red-White Spring game on Saturday. CN will have a game thread going for all you Husker fans who can't make it (us expats, basically) as the game will be televised on BTN.

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