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Nebraska Baseball: Huskers vs Arkansas Razorbacks

David McGee

Tuesday, April 16 - 3:05 p.m. (CT)

Probable Starters: LHP Kyle Kubat (0-0) vs. RHP Trey Killian (3-2)

TV: None
Stream: HuskersNSide
Radio: Husker Sports Network

Tuesday, April 16 - 6:35 p.m. (CT)
Probable Starters: RHP Brandon Pierce (1-3) vs. LHP Tyler Wright (1-1)
TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: Husker Sports Network

Nebraska welcomes former Husker coach Dave Van Horn back to Nebraska as the Razorbacks and Huskers will play a double header today. The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday/Wednesday, but were changed due to weather issues.

From the Nebraska Press Release:

Scouting the Arkansas Razorbacks
The Arkansas Razorbacks enter Tuesday with a 25-12 overall record and a 9-6 record during SEC play after dropping a series at LSU, 2-1, last weekend.

The Razorbacks have taken advantage of playing at home this year, with 26 of their first 37 games at Baum Stadium.

The Hogs have played well in true road games with a 5-1 record, while they are 1-4 in neutral site games.

Arkansas won seven of its first eight games on the year, but then hit a snag at the Coca-Cola Classic in Surprise, Ariz., where it lost a pair of games to Arizona State, as well as one game each to Gonzaga and Pacific.

Since the four-game slide, the Razorbacks have lost consecutive games just once, when they lost their series finale at Alabama and then lost three days later at home to New Mexico.

The Razorbacks are built on pitching, as they enter the week ranked No. 1 in the country in ERA (1.72) and hits allowed per nine innings, allowing just 6.32 hits a game. Teams are hitting just .197 on the year.

Arkansas' staff has totaled 295 strikeouts on the year, while allowing just 235 hits and 112 walks. Teams have totaled 97 runs, but only 64 earned runs, as the Razorbacks have committed 64 errors in 37 games.

In the first game on Tuesday the Huskers are scheduled to face righty Trey Killian, who will be making his fifth start of the season and his 12 appearance. Killian is 3-2 on the year with a 2.67 ERA over 30.1 innings of work. He has given up just 12 hits on the year and seven walks, while striking out 27.

In game two, Nebraska will face lefty Tyler Wright, who is yet to give up an earned run on the season over 14.0 innings of work. In eight appearances, Wright is 1-1 and has given up more walks than hits, 7-5. Wright is averaging over a strikeout an inning with 16 K's on the year.

At the plate, four Razorback regulars are hitting over .300 on the year, including a team-high .333 average from Tyler Spoon, who also leads the team with 37 RBIs and three home runs.

11 Razorbacks have hit a home run on the year for a total of 17 home runs.

Jacob Mahan is a tough out with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 22 walks on the year to just 12 strikeouts.

On the base paths, the Razorbacks have 41 steals in 33 attempts.