The Nebraska baseball team (14-19, 8-4 Big Ten) is back at it after dropping its first Big Ten series of the year this past weekend to the Ohio State Buckeyes, when they host the Arkansas Razorbacks (25-12, 9-6 SEC) for a doubleheader on Tuesday. First pitch is 3:05 p.m. and the second game will start no earlier than 6:35 p.m. The Huskers and Razorbacks were scheduled to play on Tuesday and Wednesday, but impending weather pushed the two-game series to a doubleheader.
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.
Former Nebraska Head Coach Dave Van Horn makes his second trip to Lincoln on Tuesday since leaving the Huskers after the 2002 season for the head coaching job at the University of Arkansas. Van Horn led the Huskers from 1998-2002, producing a 214-92-0 record and four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including two appearances at the College World Series.