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Nebraska Baseball, Softball Open Thread

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Nebraska Softball welcomes the top ranked Michigan Wolverines, while baseball hosts Northwestern.

For the first time this year, both Nebraska Baseball and Nebraska Softball are at home during the same weekend. Softball has the biggest series of the year, hosting the top ranked Michigan Wolverines, while the Baseball team looks to take care of business against a bad Northwestern team.

The softball team has played an impressive schedule this year, playing only seven home games this season, while taking on seven ranked foes. Nebraska looks in comfortable position to make the NCAA Tournament this season, as the Huskers have made the tournament the past three seasons.

Nebraska is led by Sophomore MJ Knighten, who has 17 home runs this season, and leads the Big Red with a .905 slugging percentage. Michigan is led by Sierra Romero who is the best player in the nation. She bats over .500, slugs over 1.000 and has stolen 10 bases for the Wolverines.

Baseball continues a 10 game stretch in the state of Nebraska playing the Northwestern Wildcats. Northwestern is 7-22 on the season, with a lone conference victory over Ohio State. Starting pitcher Reed Mason did throw six innings against the Buckeyes, so he could surprise.

Nebraska will need to watch out for Matt Hopfner who is the only Wildcat batter batting over .300 at .374. On the mound, Nebraska will send Garrett King out for his first Friday start. King who had been removed from the starting rotation gets another chance thanks to Derek Burkamper's control issues.

Friday, April 8 (6:35 p.m.)
Probable Starters: RHP King (3-1) vs. LHP Mason (2-2)
TV: None
Audio Stream: Huskers.com | Video Stream: BTN Plus
Radio: Husker Sports Network