Tuesday, March 26 - 6:30 p.m. (CT)
RHP Tyler Niederklein (0-0) vs. RHP Jake Doller (2-1)
TV: Fox College Sports - Time Warner (320)
DIRECTV (SD-623, HD-626), DISH NETWORK - NONE
Stream: K-StateHD.TV (Subscription Required)
Radio: Husker Sports Network
Huskers vs Wildcats, just like old times except we're not in the same conference and it's a mid-week game!
From the Husker press release:
The Kansas State Wildcats welcome the Huskers to Tointon Family Stadium on Tuesday night after KSU swept Bethune Cookman this past weekend.
The Wildcats are 16-8 overall on the year and have played 18-straight games at home after playing their first six games of the season on the road.
Tuesday's game with the Huskers caps a 19-game homestand for the Wildcats that started on Saturday, March 2 with a 4-2 win over Oakland. The Wildcats are 13-5 during the homestand, with sweeps of Oakland (3 games), Niagara (2 games) and Bethune Cookman (3 games).
The Wildcats also hosted Cal Poly (lost, 1-2), Northern Colorado (split, 1-1), West Virginia (won, 2-1) and Minnesota (split, 1-1) during the homestand.
Kansas State is hitting .319 as a team, while holding opposing batters to a .251 average.
Eight Wildcats are hitting .300 or better on the season, including a team-high .378 average from Ross Kivett, who also accounts for eight of KSU's 42 doubles on the year.
Along with their 42 doubles, the Wildcats have also slugged 11 triples and 11 home runs, with a team-high four off the bat of Shane Conlon.
The Wildcats are not just a power team, as they also put pressure on pitchers and catchers with their running game. KSU has stolen 51 base on the year in 72 attempts, an average of 2.1 steals per game.
KSU is scheduled to start senior right-handed pitcher Jake Doller on Tuesday night, who will be making his sixth appearance of the year and his fourth start.
Doller holds a 2-1 record on the year and a blistering 0.46 ERA. Over 19.2 innings of work, had given up six runs (one earned) on 12 hits and has just four walks compared to 19 strikeouts.
The Huskers faced Doller in two of the three games the teams played last season. He pitched a total of 4.1 shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk, while posting three strikeouts.