Time Change Announced for Tuesday’s Game vs. UW-Milwaukee
Lincoln — University of Nebraska Head Coach Mike Anderson announced Monday morning that Tuesday's game against Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been changed from a 6:35 p.m. start to a 4:05 p.m. start. The expected temperature in the lower 40s Tuesday evening prompted the move to an afternoon start on Tuesday.
“Out of respect to both our fans and players, we decided to move the starting time up to 4:05 p.m. because of the colder-than-expected temperatures,” Anderson said. “We looked at several potential start times, but we also had to look at the academic needs of our student-athletes. We think that this start time is the best situation for both our fans, who will be outside in the daylight, and our players, who will be able to attend their scheduled classes on Tuesday.”
Tuesday's game will be available on the Pinnacle Sports Radio Network (check local affiliate for broadcast availability), while both games will be video streamed live on HuskersNside. Wednesday's first pitch is slated for 1:35 p.m.
The Huskers, who are 15-6 and winners of nine of their last 10 games, are coming off a series win over Kansas last weekend. The Huskers won Friday's opener, 3-2, before splitting a Sunday doubleheader (9-12, 13-3) with the Jayhawks. Nebraska was ranked as high as 17th in last week's polls (new polls will be released later Monday).
The Huskers will start a pair of seniors against the Panthers, who are 8-7 and riding a four-game winning streak of their own. Left-hander Justin Pekarek (3-0, 5.61 ERA) will throw on Tuesday, while right-hander Quinton Robertson (1-4, 6.00 ERA) takes the hill on Wednesday. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which is hitting .332 as a team, counters with right-handers Korey Keller (2-0, 6.62 ERA) and Ben Stanczyk (1-2, 6.35 ERA).
Nebraska vs. UW-Milwaukee Schedule
Tues. (4:05 p.m.) – NU (Justin Pekarek, Sr., LHP, 3-0, 5.61 ERA) vs. UWM (Korey Keller, So, RHP, 2-0, 6.62 ERA)
Wed. (1:35 p.m.) – NU (Quinton Robertson, Sr., RHP, 1-4, 6.00 ERA) vs. UWM (Ben Stanczyk, Jr., RHP, 1-2, 6.35 ERA)