The Nebraska Baseball team announced their 2019 schedule Wednesday. The Huskers will host 27 contest at Hawks Field, while playing seven NCAA Tournament qualifiers from the 2018 season.
Coming off a disappointing year in which the Huskers did not make the conference tournament, Head Coach Darin Erstad has loaded up the Huskers with plenty of challenging games.
Similar to 2018, Nebraska starts the season with with a four game series with the UC-Riverside Highlanders. Nebraska and Riverside have faced each other in both 2017 and 2018 to start the season.
The Huskers then enter the meat of their non-conference schedule with a the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge and the Frisco Classic. Nebraska plays four games against defending NCAA Champions Oregon State in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge. In the Frisco Classic, Nebraska will see Texas Tech, Sam Houston State, and Mississippi State.
After 11 consecutive games away from home to start the season, Nebraska opens up their home slate with a 13 game home stand. Nebraska will see visits from Omaha, Baylor, North Dakota State, New Mexico State, Air Force, and Michigan State all during the month of March.
After the first of three schedule contests against Creighton, Nebraska travels to Minnesota for their first Big Ten road series. Other Big Ten road series include Penn State, Iowa, and Northwestern.
In addition to hosting Michigan State to start Big Ten play, Nebraska will also host Purdue, Illinois, and Michigan. Nebraska plays Michigan to finish the regular season after not playing the Wolverines in the 2018 season.
During the midweek slate, Nebraska will play a home and away midweek series against Kansas State. Nebraska also has a game against Omaha scheduled to be played at Werner Park in Omaha as well.
Before the finale against Michigan, Nebraska hosts Arizona State. This marks the first time since 2007 that the Huskers and Sun Devils have met. Nebraska’s first win in the College World Series came over the Sun Devils in 2005.
For the full schedule, fans can go over to Nebraska Baseball website for the full details.