For the #Nebraska baseball team, the low point of the season likely came on March 11. That was when the Huskers lost their second straight game to Western Carolina, 8-2. That game followed a 5-2 loss to the same team that highlighted what has been a very real problem in the early part of the year. While the pitching has been uneven for Nebraska, it's been the offense that has been the real detriment to the team. If that was indeed the low point (and we all hope it was) then the current highpoint came almost a week later, when the team beat the College of Charleston 10-1. They followed that up with a 6-1 and 6-2 victories.

Turnaround time?

The real question now is, has the Nebraska baseball team turned things around, or is this just a matter of beating up on a weaker opponent.

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The College of Charleston isn't a team that is considered a powerhouse. On the other hand, they have been very good in the past and a weekend sweep is something the Huskers haven't managed all year. Their other sweep so far this year, is a two game mid-week sweep against Northern Colorado. The three-game sweep gives the Huskers a four-game winning streak. The sweep also put the team over .500 for the reason for the first time all year. That's right, it took the team 17 games to get a winning record. With just six games left before Big Ten play begins, a 15-8 record isn't out of the realm of possibility.

Offense and defense carried the day

The Nebraska baseball team certainly looked like a dominant team this weekend, but there were times when the pitching could have let the school down. When pitchers like Jake Meyers got themselves into trouble, the defense was there to back them up.

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The offense then gave the Huskers enough breathing room that they could settle down and just do their jobs. “A couple double plays are a pitcher’s best friend,” head coach Darin Erstad told the Omaha World Herald. “Definitely Jake was up in the zone more than he had been the last couple starts, but he does what he does. He grinds and finds a way.” Now the big question is whether or not the Huskers can keep hold of the winning formula and really turn the season around.