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Handley's Diamond Cuts: Nebraska @ Indiana

Huskers enter B1G play in Bloomington
Posted at 8:00 AM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 14:14:18-04

NEBRASKA (13-10, 0-0) @ INDIANA (14-9, 3-0)

FRIDAY, MARCH 31- 6:02PM (CT)   Radio: AM 590 ESPN Omaha

SATURDAY, APRIL 1- 1:05PM (CT)  Radio: AM 590 ESPN Omaha

SUNDAY, APRIL 2- 11:05PM (CT)     Radio: AM 590 ESPN Omaha

 

THE TEAMS:          

Nebraska and Indiana both enter this weekend's series having won 8 of their last 10 games. Nebraska is coming off a series victory on the road over Cal Poly, taking 3 of 4 and the Huskers also got a mid-week victory over Kansas State. Indiana swept Northwestern in Evanston this past weekend to get off to a 3-0 start in Big Ten play.

 

SERIES STARTERS:

Friday: NU- RHP Jake Hohensee (2-2, 2.08 ERA) vs. IU- RHP Jonathan Stiever (1-1, 6.46 ERA)

Saturday: NU- RHP Derek Burkamper (1-2, 3.32 ERA) vs. IU- RHP Brian Hobbie (2-1, 4.50 ERA)

Sunday: NU- LHP Jake Myers (4-1, 2.01 ERA) vs. IU- TBA

 

THE COACHES:

Nebraska: Darin Erstad (6th season) 189-129

Indiana: Chris Lemonis (3rd season) 81-57-1

 

 

NUMBERS TO KNOW:

The Huskers are hitting .259 as a team and are led by Angelo Altavilla (.366), Mojo Hagge (.333) and Scott Schreiber (.326). Hagge enters Friday with a team-high 21-game on- base streak. 

The pitching staff has been effective with a team ERA of 3.44 led by Jake Myers (2.01) and Jake Hohensee (2.08). Sophomores Jake McSteen and Robbie Palkert have been the most effective out of the bullpen with  a sub 2.00 ERA.

Indiana has hit 28 homeruns as a team and comes into the weekend with a team batting average of .270. Luke Miller, Alex Krupa, and Matt Gorski have combined for 67 hits, 9 HRs, and 33 RBI. 

The Hoosier pitching staff brings in a team ERA of 4.29 led by B.J. Sabol. The junior lefty has a 1.17 ERA in 15 1/3 innings. Indiana's bullpen has two solid arms in Austin Foote (1.17 ERA) and Cal Kruger (1.53).