5 biggest takeaways from Nebraska baseball's Friday win over the 21st ranked Baylor Bears

The Nebraska baseball team had a good night [Image via Big Ten Network/YouTube]
The Nebraska baseball team had a good night [Image via Big Ten Network/YouTube]

The Huskers opened a series that was supposed to take place in Lincoln but was moved due to cold. Here are 5 notable takeaways.

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The Nebraska baseball team opened a weekend series against 21st ranked Baylor on Friday night. This was a series that was supposed to take place in Lincoln, but was moved to Waco because of the cold, snow, and ice all over the state of Nebraska these days. It appears the Huskers decided to treat the Bears' home field as though it were their own, as they won the game 12-4.

Thanks to the blowout win, several things stood out in the game.

1

Angelo Altavilla breaks out

Altavilla hadn't been having a great start to the year. He came into Friday's game hitting just .268 and he hadn't gone yard yet. He'll lay his head on his pillow knowing he's raised his average to .283. He also hit his first two homers of the season and drove in five (5!) runs in the victory.

2

Huskers have found their Friday starter

Matt Waldron got his first start of the season last weekend and had a stellar outing as he shut down Texas Tech. Tonight he pitched seven innings and allowed just one earned run. He also struck out a career high eight. He's now 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA and should get the nod from here on out in series openers.

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