Rutgers baseball earned the number five seed in the Big Ten Tournament which begins on Wednesday in Omaha.
The Scarlet Knights finished the regular season 33-21 overall, 14-10 in the Big Ten Conference, and finished the season with a 14-6 thumping of Minnesota on Saturday.
Rutgers will take on number four Nebraska to open the Big Ten Tourney at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha. Wednesday’s meeting will be the first this year between the Scarlet Knights and Cornhuskers.
Rutgers has built a reputation as one of the most power heavy teams in the Big Ten. They hit 64 homers as a team, good enough for fifth in the Big Ten. Nebraska was even better in the power department, belting 95 homers as a team this year, second only to Maryland, who hit 119 homers as a team this year.
Wrapping up the regular season with a 33-21 record overall, a 14-10 mark in the Big Ten and our second straight trip to the Big Ten Tournament!#TCD pic.twitter.com/cXbPNe2qq1— Rutgers Baseball (@RutgersBaseball) May 21, 2023
The match-up will also feature the number four (Nebraska .301) and number six (Rutgers .294) teams in team batting average in the Big Ten Conference.
The pitching will also be quiet even when the two clubs meet. Rutgers and Nebraska gave up the second and third fewest runs of any team in the Big Ten this season.
Coming 🔜 the 2023 #B1GBaseball Tournament!— Big Ten Baseball (@B1Gbaseball) May 20, 2023
🗓️ May 23-28, 2023
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Player to Watch: Ryan Lasko has been terrific for the Scarlet Knights. His .332 batting average leads the team. He also owns 11 homers and 52 RBI on the year. Chris Brito leads the team with 55 RBI. Evan Sleight is Rutgers’ home run leader with 12.
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