The 2018 Nebraska Baseball season gets underway this afternoon as Nebraska opens up play in Tempe Arizona at the Husker Classic. For the second consecutive year, Nebraska will open their season with a contest against the University of California-Riverside Highlanders.
Riverside opened their season earlier today, winning 8-1 versus the Washington State Cougars. Washington State is off the rest of tonight, and will face the Huskers in the first game of a Nebraska doubleheader tomorrow.
For the Huskers, Head Coach Darin Erstad will give the ball to Senior Luis Alvarado, as he makes his first start on the mound as a Husker. Alvarado moves into the Friday night role as Jake Hohensee will step out, and will compete for a spot in the bullpen.
Expect beautiful weather, as it is currently in the mid 60’s in Tempe, with partly cloudy skies. Also, expect a low scoring game as Nebraska has not scored more than four runs in a season opener under Darin Erstad.
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How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe and Ben McLaughlin call the weekend action on the Husker Sports Network. Every game this season can be heard on Huskers.com and the Official Nebraska Huskers App for both iOS and android devices.
Friday’s season opener will be carried on 1400 AM in Lincoln and 590 AM in Omaha. Fans can also listen to the game on TuneIn.com or the TuneIn App on the Husker IMG Sports Network channel.
Saturday’s games won’t be on TuneIn due to the Nebraska women’s basketball game. Sunday’s game won’t be on TuneIn due to the Nebraska men’s basketball game.
There won’t be any TV or video stream coverage this weekend in Tempe.