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Baseball Open Thread: K-State vs Nebraska

Evil comes to Manhattan.

Darin Erstad is Nebraska's head coach, which is just more proof.
Darin Erstad is Nebraska's head coach, which is just more proof.
Ed Zurga

After getting a likely easy win snowed out yesterday, K-State hosts the hated shuckers of corn from up north in a one-off this evening.

What: K-State (14-9, 1-2 Big 12) vs Nebraska (13-9, 1-2 Big 10)

When: March 26, 2014 | 6:30 p.m. CT

Where: Manhattan, KS | Tointon Family Stadium (2,331)

Media: 1350 KMAN (Matt Walters, John Kurtz) | Fox College Sports (Brian Smoller, Mike Clark)

After a less-than-awesome weekend down in Norman, only saved by a second straight brilliant performance by Nate Griep, the Cats return to Tointon for a single game against the Cornhuskers. Righty Colton Kalmus (1-1, 6.30) goes for the Cats, while Nebraska counters with left-hander Ben Miller (0-0, 4.50).

Nebraska leads the all-time series 166-106; in Manhattan, where the Wildcats remain unbeaten this year, the Huskers have a narrow 75-69 edge. But last year, the BatCats swept the Cornhuskers, taking a pair at home and one game in Lincoln, and K-State's won 11 of 16 over the last five years.

This is, quietly, a key game for the BatCats. A win tonight would go a long way toward bolstering the resume if they need it come selection time.