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Perry looks to give Huskers another solid midweek start

April 2, 2019

Nebraska and Kansas State will kick up a little Big 12/Big Eight nostalgia when the two baseball teams meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Manhattan, Kansas.

The Huskers (13-9) will look to bounce back from a series lost at Minnesota, which included a Gopher walk-off on a wild pitch in the series closer Sunday in Minneapolis.

Nebraska will likely start freshman left-hander Kyle Perry (1-0, 4.82 earned-run average) against the Wildcats. The Millard South recruit has provided the Huskers with solid midweek outings against Air Force and last week against Creighton.

The Huskers will encounter a K-State (12-16) team coming off its best win — 5-4 against No. 10 Texas Tech — of the season. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Wildcats.

Kansas State will throw left-hander Joey Martin (2-0, 4.41 ERA), who will be making his eighth appearance and fourth start. The freshman has 18 strikeouts in 16⅓ innings.

This will mark the first of two meetings this year between the Huskers and Wildcats. Nebraska will host the Cats on April 16. NU and KSU split their two-game set last year, with the Huskers winning 11-9 in Manhattan and K-State winning 4-3 in Lincoln.