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Nebraska rotation provides security

Derek Burkamper throws a pitch against College of Charleston, March 18, 2017 (NTV News)

Drawing up the starting rotation for a three game series is far from a given, but it does give Darin Erstad options and hope he has enough in the tank of arms able to mix it up when it matters most.

"Things can turn in a hurry," said head coach Darin Erstad. "You never know what's going to come this way."

Nebraska has four quality starters to call on.

Jake Meyers, Jake Hohensee, Matt Waldron and Derek Burkamper, in no particular order.

"I think it's safe to say if you're putting together a template for a successful team, you have to have pitchers that go deep on the weekend."

Meyers leads Nebraska with an average of six innings per start, and Hohensee is one out from a six-inning average of his own.

"It sets you up bullpen wise, keeps your guys fresh, and then that translates into mid-week games where you have your bullpen fresh and ready to use," Erstad says. "That could go completely sideways this weekend, and then you adjust."

Hohensee making his eighth start of the season in about ten minutes against Iowa at Haymarket Park. He's 4–2 with a 2.16 ERA.

Nebraska gets Iowa on Friday at 6:35 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. start on Saturday and culminating Sunday on BTN at 2 p.m.

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