Nebraska Baseball set to start season in Dallas

The Nebraska Cornhuskers 2024 baseball season will get underway this weekend as the Huskers head to Dallas, Texas to play at the Shriners Children’s College Showdown.

The Huskers will begin the weekend with a matchup against Baylor and will also play Texas Tech and Oklahoma on Saturday and Sunday. Also taking place in the showdown is the Oregon Ducks and Tennessee Volunteers, however, the Huskers will face neither program.

The neutral site contests will take place at Globe Life Field, the home of the defending World Series champions, the Texas Rangers.

This season, the Huskers will be looking to improve upon a 33-23-1 record from 2023 which included a conference play record of 15-9.

The Huskers are entering year five under head coach Will Bolt, a former Husker himself. The Huskers through his first four seasons have collected winning records in each of the last three seasons including a 34-14 record in 2021 that resulted in a trip to an NCAA Regional, he also earned Big Ten Coach of the Year honors for the Huskers accomplishments that season.

Overall, the Huskers are 97-75-1 all-time under Bolt’s direction.

Notably, the Huskers are projected to be one of the Big Ten’s best programs this season and were picked to finish fifth in the Big Ten preseason poll.

Weekend Schedule

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a quick look at how the Cornhuskers weekend schedule in the Shriners Children’s College Showdown looks. You can also find how to watch and listen to each game below.

Friday, Feb. 16: vs Baylor (11:00 a.m ) | | Huskers Radio Network

Saturday, Feb. 17: vs No. 21 Texas Tech (3:00 p.m. ) | | Huskers Radio Network

Sunday, Feb. 18: vs Oklahoma (10:30 a.m. ) | | Huskers Radio Network

Probable pitching matchups

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© Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

Below you can find this weekend’s probable pitching matchups.

Friday: Brett Sears (Nebraska) vs Mason Mariott (Baylor)

Saturday: Will Walsh (Nebraska) vs Zane Petty (Texas Tech)

Sunday: Caleb Clark (Nebraska) vs TBD (Oklahoma)

Huskers look to improve away from home in 2024

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© Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen / USA TODAY NETWORK

If the Cornhuskers are going to get back to the NCAA Tournament this season, they’ll need to improve their play on the road. Away from the friendly confines of Hawks Field at Haymarket Park, the Huskers were 18-16-1. Not a terrible record by any means but a record that will still need to improved on. Notably, the Huskers did do a good job at neutral sites games last season collecting a 7-4 record.

Full Shriners Children's College Showdown schedule

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© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Friday, Feb. 16:

11:00 a.m. : Nebraska vs Baylor

3:00 p.m.  : Oregon vs Oklahoma

7:00 p.m. : Tennessee vs Texas Tech

Saturday, Feb. 17:

11:00 a.m. : Baylor vs Oregon

3:00 p.m.  : Texas Tech vs Nebraska

7:00 p.m.  : Oklahoma vs Tennessee

Saturday, Feb. 18:

10:30 a.m. : Nebraska vs Oklahoma

2:30 p.m. : Oregon vs Texas Tech

6:30 p.m. : Tennessee vs Baylor

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