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Baseball: NU takes series over Nebraska, jumps back into Big Ten tournament contention

Northwestern (21-23. 8-10 B1G) took 2-of-3 games from Nebraska (24-18, 13-8) at home over the weekend, launching the Wildcats back into the Big Ten Tournament conversation with two conference series left to play in 2019.

Wildcat pitchers came up huge this weekend and led the team to two wins that now have Northwestern sitting at T-8th in the Big Ten standings. The top eight teams in the conference will qualify for the 2019 Big Ten Tournament in Omaha set to take place from May 22-26.

Sophomore Ryan Bader got the nod for NU on the mound in Game 1 and produced his strongest outing of the year against a Nebraska team that has been struggling in Big Ten play recently, despite sitting over .