Nebraska ready to host Arizona State this weekend
Courtesy: Nebraska Athletics
The Nebraska baseball team (24-18) returns to action this weekend with a three-game non-conference series against Arizona State at Hawks Field.
Several promotions are scheduled, including Alumni Weekend, as former Husker baseball letterwinners will be honored before Friday night’s game, scheduled for 6:32 p.m. (CT) on NET. Friday night also marks the 500th Husker baseball game at Hawks Field and the Joba Chamberlain first pitch and bobblehead giveaway. The first 1,000 fans through the home plate entrance will receive a Chamberlain bobblehead (limit one per fan).
Saturday’s game, set for 2:05 p.m., is “Bark at the Park,” as fans are welcome to bring their dogs to the game. The giveaway is 500 GBR dog collars. Sunday’s series finale is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Fans can purchase tickets for this weekend by visiting Huskers.com/tickets or by calling 1-800-8-BIGRED.
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Huskers hope to keep offensive momentum going against Sun Devils:
Arizona State (34-12) at Nebraska (24-18)
May 10-12, 2019
Hawks Field at Haymarket Park • Lincoln, Neb.
Last Time Out
The Huskers won 1-of-3 at Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., last weekend. The Wildcats won the first two games by scores of 4-2 and 10-2 before Nebraska won Monday’s finale, 6-4.
The Huskers conclude the regular season next weekend against Michigan at Hawks Field. The three-game series begins Thursday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. (CT). Friday’s game is scheduled for 8 p.m., and Saturday’s match-up, preceded by the Senior Day ceremony, will start at 2 p.m. All three games will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
How to Listen/Watch the Huskers
• Fans can listen to Greg Sharpe and Nick Handley call the action this weekend on the Learfield/IMG 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. All three games this weekend will be carried on TuneIn.com and the TuneIn App on the Husker Sports Network channel.
• Fans in Lincoln can listen on 1400 AM and fans in Omaha can listen on 590 AM.
• Friday night’s game will be televised on NET with Kevin Kugler and Jeff Leise calling the action.
• Saturday and Sunday will each be streamed on BTN Plus, with a paid subscription required to watch.
Scouting the Arizona State Sun Devils
• Arizona State leads the all-time series against Nebraska, 6-3, dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1985. The two teams last met on June 3, 2007 in the NCAA Tempe Regional, as ASU won, 19-7.
• Nebraska’s first-ever win in a College World Series game was against Arizona State on June 17, 2005, when the Huskers defeated the Sun Devils, 5-3, at Rosenblatt Stadium.
• Arizona State is 34-12 this season with a 14-10 record in Pac-12 play. The Sun Devils opened 2019 on a 21-game winning streak. Since that time, ASU is 13-12.
• The Sun Devils are ranked 36th in the latest RPI, released by the NCAA this week. ASU is ranked by several other polls, including Collegiate Baseball (17th), Baseball America (20th), the NCBWA (22nd) and the USA Today/Coaches Poll (23rd).
• Head Coach Tracy Smith is 151-122 in his fifth season at Arizona State. He holds an overall record of 755-579 in his 23rd year. Smith is assisted by Ben Greenspan, Mike Cather and Michael Earley.
• Players to Watch
- No. 4 Hunter Bishop (Junior OF): Leads the team in batting average (.357), home runs (21), RBIs (58) and runs scored (60)
- No. 18 Trevor Hauver (Sophomore OF): Batting .352 with 11 home runs and a team-high 69 hits and 14 doubles
- No. 20 Spencer Torkelson (Sophomore INF): Hitting .349 with 68 hits, 13 doubles and 17 home runs