Lefty Sasha Kuebel is scheduled to take the mound in the series opener and is 1-5 on the year with a 5.08 ERA in five starts and six total appearances. A second-team All-Big Ten pick and Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American a year ago, Kuebel has given up 25 runs (19 earned) on 39 hits and 14 walks over 33.2 innings of work. Opposing teams are hitting .305 off the 6-1 sophomore from St. Louis.
Last season, Kuebel threw on Sunday against the Huskers, a game Nebraska won with a four-run ninth inning. Kuebel lasted 6.2 innings, giving up four runs on 10 hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. He is lhp.
The Husker bats have come alive during Big Ten play, as Nebraska is hitting .350 as a team with 91 hits, an average of just over 15 hits per game.In Nebraska’s first 19 games of the season, the Huskers averaged 7.5 hits per game.