Nebraska Baseball vs. Northern Colorado: Game Times, Starters, Radio/Streaming Options

Big Red Baseball hosts the Bears for a pair of mid-week games at Hawks Field this week. Here's the lowdown on what you need to know.

Nebraska Baseball (8-5 record, 0-0 B1G) will take to the Hawks Field diamond this week as they welcome in the Northern Colorado Bears to Lincoln for a pair of games. The Huskers are looking to grown upon a four game winning streak after sweeping St. John's this past weekend to open the home slate.

Tuesday, March 11 – 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starters: LHP Aaron Bummer (1-2) vs. RHP Ross Johnson (0-0)

TV: None

Stream: Free Radio (Huskers.com) | Video Stream (HuskersNSide, premium)

Radio: Husker Sports Network

Wednesday, March 12 –1:05 p.m.

Probable Starters: RHP Jake Hohensee (0-0) vs. TBA

TV: None

Stream: Free Radio (Huskers.com) | Video Stream (HuskersNSide, premium)

Radio: Husker Sports Network

On the Radio this Week
Fans across Nebraska and around the world can listen to Greg Sharpe and Ben McLaughlin call all of the action on the Husker Sports Network - including KLIN 1400 AM and 94.5 FM in Lincoln - and live on the Internet at Huskers.com or the Official Husker App.

Depending men’s basketball coverage at the Big Ten Tournament, baseball may be shifted from 1400 AM to 105.3 FM in Lincoln.

TV Coverage this Week
No TV coverage this weekend.

Web Streams this Week
A free radio stream of the game will be provided on Huskers.com. HuskersNSide will provide a video stream of the game (subscription required).

Scouting the Northern Colorado Bears (from Huskers.com)
Northern Colorado brings its 4-12 record to Lincoln, including a 0-9 road record. The Bears are now members of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) after previously competing in the Great West Conference.

The Bears started the season with five straight losses, before coming home and taking 2-of-3 from Colorado Mesa. They then lost four straight at New Mexico, but again played well at home with a split in a four-game series with North Dakota State, including a win 8-6 win in the series finale on Sunday.

The Bears will be looking to get off to a good start on Tuesday, as its two-game series with the Huskers marks the first two games of 12 straight road games for the Bears.

Offensively, Jake Ekman is the only Bear hitting over .300 on the year with a .328 average, and he leads the team with 19 hits. Former Husker Nick Miller, who played in nine games for the Huskers as a freshman in 2011, leads the Bears with nine RBIs.

The Bears have struck out 111 times on the year, while walking 43 times.

Junior Ross Johnson is scheduled to climb the hill for the Bears on Tuesday and he will be making his first start of his career at Northern Colorado. In three appearances this year, the righty has a 0.00 ERA over 4.0 innings of work. He has given up three hits and two walks, but is yet to produce a strikeout. Johnson transferred to Northern Colorado after spending a pair of season’s at Johnson County CC, where he was more of an offense threat than a pitcher. Johnson led the Cavaliers at the plate last season with a .345 average, but only threw a combined 6.2 innings during his two year stint.

As of Monday afternoon, the Bears have not announced their starter for Wednesday’s game.

Notes:

- Michael Pritchard keeps on getting base. He's currently now at 55 games of getting on base, which is one behind Texas' Mark Payton, who is currently on a 56 game streak. Pritchard's previous high streak was 31 games back in 2012.

- Hawks Field had an average of 2,267 fans per game last weekend. Expect that average to go up as the weather gets warmer.

- Are you snagging up tickets for the Big Ten Baseball Tournament at TD Ameritrade Ballpark in Omaha yet? They went on sale Friday, and you can spend only $20 to be at the ballpark all weekend.


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