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Posted at 5:11 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 18:11:58-04

While most of the state’s attention was focused on Nebraska football’s spring game this weekend, Creighton and Nebraska baseball both battled conference opponents in weekend series. Creighton hosted the Butler Bulldogs, while Nebraska traveled to Ann Arbor to take on the Michigan Wolverines.

 

Creighton (25-7, 5-1 Big East) came out on top against Butler in all three contests, sweeping the Bulldogs for their seventh series win of the season. Creighton has won all of its weekend series with exception to the Fresno State series the first weekend of the season.

Sunday’s 4-3 victory over the Bulldogs was Creighton’s third walk-off win in just one week. With the series win, Creighton tops the Big East standings and has a one game lead over St. John’s.

 

Up next for the Bluejays is a road game against Arkansas (21-15, 4-11 SEC) on Tuesday. This will be the first road contest for Creighton since its March 9th game against Kansas State. The Razorbacks come into the game against Creighton having lost eight of their last 11 games.

 

Arkansas has struggled on the mound, posting a team ERA of 4.84. The Razorbacks bats are a different story. The team batting average is .284 with four players batting over .300. Sophomore Luke Bonfield leads the way for the Razorbacks, batting .340 with 36 hits, 26 RBIs and six home runs this season.

 

Creighton junior Austin Stroschein will likely start on the mound against the Razorbacks. Stroschein has an ERA of 2.89 in six appearances this season. Creighton takes on Arkansas Tuesday in Fayetteville, Arkansas at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network.

 

Nebraska (22-13, 7-5 Big Ten) continued its struggles against No. 22 ranked Michigan, losing all three games of the weekend series. The Huskers have now dropped six of their last nine games. The Husker’s pitching staff allowed 23 runs in three games.

 

The Huskers drop to sixth in the Big Ten standings with the series loss to Michigan. Up next, the Huskers complete their five game road trip with a game against Kansas State (16-20, 3-9 Big 12). The Huskers took on the Wildcats earlier this month, losing 4-2 at home.

 

The game against the Wildcats starts Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. at Tointon Family Stadium.