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NEB BSB: Creighton Preview & Notes

Husker Baseball Haymarket Park


April 16, 2024

Lincoln, Neb. | Hawks Field at Haymarket Park

Tuesday, April 16 – 6:02 PM CT

Pitching: LHP Caleb Clark (0-0, 9.90 ERA) vs. LHP Eli Nissen (2-1, 1.66 ERA)

TV/Streaming: Nebraska Public Media/B1G+

Radio: Huskers Radio Network,, Huskers App

Follow the Game

• Tuesday night’s midweek matchup can be seen on Nebraska Public Media and B1G+, with Larry Punteney and Jeff Leise on the call.

• Fans can also listen to Greg Sharpe and Ben McLaughlin call the action tomorrow night on the Huskers Radio Network.

• Every game this season can be heard for free on and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.

Nebraska vs. Creighton

• Through 148 all-time meetings, the Huskers hold an 86-60-2 advantage over the Bluejays in the all-time series.

• Nebraska and Creighton meet for the second time this season after the Bluejays came away victorious with a 5-3 win earlier this month in Omaha.

Clark Gets the Nod on Tuesday Night

• Sophomore Caleb Clark is set to toe the rubber and make his third start of the season tomorrow night against the Bluejays.

• Clark is 0-0 on the season with a 9.90 ERA in seven appearances, including two starts. The sophomore struck out three in an inning at Rutgers on Saturday to move his strikeout total to 11 across 10 innings this season.

McConnaughey Named B1G Pitcher of the Week

• Sophomore Mason McConnaughey was named the Big Ten’s Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

• McConnaughey moved to 4-2 on the season after shutting out the Big Ten’s top offense across seven innings. The sophomore matched his career high with nine strikeouts and worked around six singles, allowing just one Rutgers baserunner to reach third base.

• With the seven shutout innings, McConnaughey picked up his second quality start of the season. It also marked Nebraska’s second consecutive weekly accolade after Brett Sears earned recognition last week.

Carey, Columbus Heating Up at the Plate

• Dylan Carey and Ben Columbus have seen their offensive production begin to take shape since Big Ten play began, specifically in the last 10 games.

• Carey began the season with a .233 hitting clip with a team-leading nine doubles and a home run with 10 RBI. In the Huskers’ last 10 games, the sophomore has been hitting .325 (13-for-40) with a pair of doubles and three homers.

• After just five hits in Nebraska’s first 23 games this season, Columbus went 6-for-13 (.462) with a double, two home runs and eight RBI in NU’s last 10 games. The double and two homers are Columbus’ three extra-base hits on the season and his first two career homers with the Big Red.

Sanderson Finds Success Throughout NU Lineup

• Freshman Case Sanderson is hitting .383 at the plate and has found success throughout the lineup for the Huskers, appearing in six different spots in the lineup for the NU offense.

• The freshman is 15th nationally with a .531 on-base percentage and has totaled a triple, two homers, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored this season.

• The freshman has hit .333 or better in all six spots he’s appeared in this season, while seeing most of his action in the leadoff spot with 18 at-bats.

Silva’s Speed With Stolen Bases

• Riley Silva has posted a .423 on-base percentage for Nebraska this season and is the only Husker to score 30-plus runs (31) this season.

• The Cambridge, Ontario, native has started 32 of the 33 games this season and has posted a 1.000 fielding percentage (82-for82) in center field for the Huskers.

• Silva is one of eight DI players to steal 21- plus bases and be caught two-or-fewer times, including the only Power Five player this season.

• The junior is the 10th NU player since 2000 to swipe at least 20 bases, including the first Husker with more than 20 stolen bases in a season since Alex Gordon in 2005.

Bats in the Nebraska Lineup

• Josh Caron is hitting .302 at the plate with seven doubles, a triple, six home runs, a team-high 38 RBI. The junior had a 14-game hitting streak snapped last Sunday at Rutgers but leads NU with 11 multi-hit performances this season.

• Case Sanderson leads all qualified Huskers with a .383 batting average, a triple, two home runs, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored. Sanderson has multi-hit games in four of his last five contests, going 9-for-20 (.450) across that stretch.

• Cayden Brumbaugh is hitting .341, with nine extra-base hits and 11 RBI while posting knocks in nine of his last 12 games.

• Cole Evans is hitting .282 with six doubles, three home runs, 29 RBI across 33 games, including 28 starts, while Rhett Stokes holds a .325 batting average with eight doubles and 10 RBI.

• Riley Silva leads the Huskers with 31 runs in 32 games and is 21-for-23 on stolen base attempts this season.

• Dylan Carey has hits in his last four games and leads the Big Red with 11 doubles, while Ben Columbus is batting .306 with two home runs and 13 RBI.

Huskers in the Pen

• Kyle Perry’s 15 relief appearances lead all NU relievers, as the senior is 1-0 and matches a career-high with three saves. The southpaw is scoreless in 11 of his 15 outings this season for the Big Red, including six of his last eight.

• Casey Daiss has a team-high four saves with a 1.50 ERA for the Huskers across 12.0 innings of work. Daiss hasn’t allowed an earned run over his last eight appearances dating back to the first weekend of the season vs. Oklahoma.

• Jalen Worthley is 2-0 with two saves in 18.1 innings, making a team-high six multi-inning relief appearances for NU. Rans Sanders has a 2.53 ERA across 10.2 innings, with his 13 appearances ranking as the second most for the Huskers.

• Evan Borst is limiting opponents to a .125 batting average (4-for-32) this season, while posting 11 strikeouts over 9.2 innings of work.

• Kyle Froehlich has appeared in eight games for the Huskers, punching out seven batters across 8.1 innings, while Tucker Timmerman leads all Nebraska freshman with 12 relief appearances.