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Nebraska Vs. Long Beach State: Doubleheader Gamethread

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Nebraska has an opportunity to win a series for the first time this season

After last nights victory, Nebraska looks to clinch a series win on the road against a ranked opponent for the first time since 2007. Derek Burkamper will make his first start of the season, coming back after a two week suspension. Freshman Matt Waldron will start the second game of the doubleheader for the Huskers.

Burkamper looks to continue his growth as a Husker pitcher from last season. After making 12 starts a season ago, look for Burkamper to ramp up the strikeout numbers and try and cut down on the extra base hits.

Waldron will be making his first career start for the Huskers. Waldron is first true freshman to start on the mound in a weekend series since Zack Engelken did it last season against UNLV. Waldron shut down the Tulane Green Wave last weekend working 6.0 innings last weekend, the longest appearance of any Husker pitcher this season.

Opposing Burkamper will be Darren McCaughan, a sophomore right handed pitcher. McCaughan shut down Arizona State last weekend. McCaughan has a 1.26 ERA, while allowing opponents to bat .109 against him. Nebraska will need to pick their spots to attack McCaughan.

Facing Waldron will be senior Tanner Brown. Brown has struggled this year as he has pitched to a 5.40 ERA and allowed two long balls. Against Brown, the Huskers should be able to add to their ten home runs this season. Look for a potential high scoring affair in the second game of the doubleheader.

The starting lineup for the Huskers includes freshman catcher Jesse Wilkening

Saturday, March 5 (2 p.m. CT)
Probable Starters: RHP Burkamper (0-0) vs. RHP McCaughan (2-0)
TV: None
Audio Stream: Huskers.com | Video Stream: None
Radio: Husker Sports Network

Saturday, March 5 (45 Minutes After Game 1)
Probable Starters: RHP Waldron (1-0) vs. RHP Brown (1-1)
TV: None
Audio Stream: Huskers.com | Video Stream: None
Radio: Husker Sports Network