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Baseball Open Thread: K-State vs Nebraska

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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.