2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown

Nebraska Baseball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Nebraska Baseball Schedule 2024: What To Know

Nebraska baseball heads into the 2024 season looking to return to the top of the Big Ten. The 'Huskers open their season at the College Baseball Showdown.

Feb 2, 2024 by Kyle Kensing

Nebraska baseball heads into the 2024 campaign aiming for a return to the NCAA Tournament and another Big Ten Conference championship. 

The Cornhuskers return a veteran lineup that finished a bounce-back 2023 on a promising trajectory. 

Nebraska takes on a challenging slate in 2024 with plenty of opportunities to make a mark before conference play. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Nebraska baseball ahead of the 2024 season and the Cornhuskers' opening-weekend visit to Globe Life Field for the loaded Shriners Children's College Showdown. 

How Did Nebraska Baseball Do In 2023? 

The Cornhuskers rebounded from a disappointing 23-30 finish in 2022 by getting back on the right side of .500 in 2023 at 33-23-1. 

Nebraska finished fourth in the Big Ten Conference, going 15-9 in the league, but the Cornhuskers did not receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament. 

Nebraska lost in the Big Ten Tournament to conference champion Maryland. 

Who Coaches Nebraska Baseball? 

Will Bolt became Nebraska's baseball coach in 2020. 

Bolt, a Cornhuskers second baseman from 1999 through 2002, worked as an assistant for his alma mater and Texas A&M, before taking over for Darin Erstad as head coach. 

Bolt's first full season in 2021 produced a Big Ten Conference championship and berth in the NCAA Tournament. 

Has Nebraska Ever Won The College World Series? 

No, Nebraska baseball has never won the College World Series. 

The Cornhuskers made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 1979 and advanced to Omaha for the College World Series for the first time in 2001. 

Nebraska made three College World Series runs from 2001 through 2005. 

Notable Returning Players

Gabe Swansen, OF 

With Nebraska replacing a pair of 20-plus home run hitters from the 2023 roster, Gabe Swansen takes up the mantle as the Cornhuskers leading returning power hitter. 

Swansen hit 18 home runs in 2023 and produced a .654 slugging percentage. He had a strong 11 games for the Willmar Stingers in the Northwoods Summer League, hitting .340 and driving in 14 runs in 47 at-bats. 

Cole Evans, OF 

Cole Evans is the only returning Cornhusker who hit north of .300 in 2023, delivering a .305 batting average in 141 at-bats a season ago. He boasted a .415 on-base percentage and caused some havoc with nine stolen bases. 

Notable Newcomers 

Ryan Harrahill, RHP 

Ryan Harrahill, a 6-foot-4 local prospect, headlines Nebraska's class of incoming freshmen. 

Harrahill produced an ERA of a hair above 1.00 as a senior for Elkhorn High School in Omaha. 

His size and powerful fastball could make him an immediate part of the Nebraska rotation. 

Tyler Stone, INF

Junior college transfer Tyler Stone comes to Nebraska with Division I experience, having played at Gonzaga, before moving onto Iowa Western College. 

At Iowa Western, Stone hit .360 and knocked out 15 home runs. 

Nebraska Baseball Schedule 2024

All times Central

Feb. 1611 a.m.BaylorArlington, Texas
Feb. 173 p.m.Texas TechArlington, Texas
Feb. 1810:30 a.m.OklahomaArlington, Texas
Feb. 227 p.m.Grand CanyonPhoenix
Feb. 237 p.m.Grand CanyonPhoenix
Feb. 247 p.m.Grand CanyonPhoenix
Feb. 251 p.m.Grand CanyonPhoenix
Feb. 293 p.m.CharlestonCharleston, S.C.
March 13 p.m.CharlestonCharleston, S.C. 
March 21 p.m.CharlestonCharleston, S.C. 
March 32 p.m. Charleston Charleston, S.C.
March 84:05 p.m.South AlabamaLincoln, Neb. 
March 92:05 p.m.South AlabamaLincoln, Neb. 
March 1012:05 p.m.South AlabamaLincoln, Neb. 
March 126 p.m.Wichita StateWichita, Kan. 
March 136 p.m.Wichita StateWichita, Kan.
March 154:05 p.m.NichollsLincoln, Neb. 
March 162:05 p.m.NichollsLincoln, Neb.
March 171:05 p.m.NichollsLincoln, Neb. 
March 196:05 p.m.OmahaLincoln, Neb.
March 206:05 p.m.North Dakota StateLincoln, Neb.
March 226:05 p.m.New Mexico StateLincoln, Neb.
March 232:05 p.m.New Mexico StateLincoln, Neb.
March 241:05 p.m.New Mexico StateLincoln, Neb.
March 266 p.m.Kansas StateManhattan, Kan.
March 28TBANorthwestern*Evanston, Ill.
March 29TBANorthwestern* Evanston, Ill.
March 30TBANorthwestern* Evanston, Ill. 
April 26 p.m.CreightonOmaha, Neb. 
April 56:05 p.m.Ohio State*Lincoln, Neb.
April 62:05 p.m.Ohio State*Lincoln, Neb.
April 71:05 p.m.Ohio State*Lincoln, Neb.
April 96 p.m.KansasLawrence, Kan.
April 125 p.m.Rutgers*Piscataway, N.J. 
April 133 p.m.Rutgers* Piscataway, N.J. 
April 1412 p.m.Rutgers* Piscataway, N.J. 
April 166:05 p.m.CreightonLincoln, Neb.
April 196:05 p.m.Maryland* Lincoln, Neb.
April 202:05 p.m.Maryland* Lincoln, Neb.
April 211:05 p.m.Maryland* Lincoln, Neb.
April 236:05 p.m.KansasLincoln, Neb.
April 266:05 p.m.Iowa*Lincoln, Neb.
April 272:35 p.m.Iowa*Lincoln, Neb.
April 281:05 p.m.Iowa*Lincoln, Neb.
April 306 p.m.CreightonOmaha, Neb.
May 16:05 p.m.Kansas StateLincoln, Neb.
May 36 p.m.Minnesota*Minneapolis
May 42 p.m.Minnesota*Minneapolis
May 51 p.m.Minnesota*Minneapolis
May 86:05 p.m.South Dakota StateLincoln, Neb.
May 106:05 p.m.Indiana* Lincoln, Neb.
May 112:05 p.m.Indiana* Lincoln, Neb.
May 122:05 p.m.Indiana* Lincoln, Neb.
May 165:05 p.m. Michigan State*East Lansing, Mich.
May 175:05 p.m. Michigan State*East Lansing, Mich.
May 1812:05 p.m.Michigan State* East Lansing, Mich.

2024 Nebraska Baseball Roster

0Cayden BrumbaughINFR-So.
1Riley SilvaOFJr.
2Matt EvansOFFr.
4Joshua OverbeekINFJr.
5Josh CaronCJr.
6Dylan HufftINFR-So.
8Evan BorstRHPJr.
9Rhett StokesINFJr.
10Ben ColumbusCSr.
11Max BuettenbackCFr.
12Cole EvansOFSr.
13Will JesskeCFr.
14Case SandersonINFFr.
15Dylan CareyINFSo.
16Aaron ManiasINFJr.
17Hayden LewisUtilR-Fr.
18Garrett AnglimOFR-Jr.
19Kyle PerryLHPGr.
20Ty HornRHPFr.
21Clay BradfordOFSr.
23Bryce HughesINFR-Jr.
24Caleb ClarkLHPSo.
25Drew ChristoRHPJr.
26Kyle FroehlichRHPSr.
27Noah MadsenRHPFr.
28Bobby OlsenRHPGr.
30Will WalshUtil.R-Jr.
32Tucker TimmermanRHPFr.
33Jackson BrockettLHPJr.
34Brett SearsRHPSr.
35Ryan HarrahillRHPFr.
36Grant CleavingerLHPSo.
37Ian RegalLHPFr.
38Brooks KneiflLHPFr.
39Carson JasaRHPFr.
42Jalen WorthleyLHPSo.
44Gabe SwansenOFJr.
45Casey DaissRHPJr.
48Rans SandersRHPSr.
51Mason McConnaugheyRHPSo.
54Trey FrahmRHPR-Jr.
55Tyler StoneINFJr.

How To Watch The Shriners Children's College Showdown

Watch the 2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown on FloBaseball and the FloSports app.

FloBaseball will be streaming several season-opening college baseball tournaments, including the Sanderson Ford College Classic, Snowbird Baseball and the Kubota College Baseball Series.

2024 Shriners Children's College Showdown Schedule

All times Eastern

Friday, Feb. 16 

  • Noon – Nebraska vs. Baylor 
  • 4 p.m. – Oregon vs. Oklahoma 
  • 8 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Texas Tech

Saturday, Feb. 17 

  • Noon – Baylor vs. Oregon 
  • 4 p.m. – Texas Tech vs. Nebraska 
  • 8 p.m. – Oklahoma vs. Tennessee

Sunday, Feb. 18 

  • 11:30 a.m. – Nebraska vs. Oklahoma 
  • 3:30 p.m. – Oregon vs. Texas Tech 
  • 7:30 p.m. – Tennessee vs. Baylor

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