Huskers set to host baseball tournament in Arizona

The Nebraska baseball team opens the 2014 season at 1 p.m. (CT) on Friday, Feb. 14, against the Pacific Tigers at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

The Huskers are hosting the Husker Classic at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Oregon State and Gonzaga will also be in Tempe for the weekend, as the Huskers meet both teams on Saturday, Feb. 15. The Huskers and Beavers are set to play at Noon (CT), followed by a match up with the Zags at 4 p.m.

The Huskers and Zags meet again on Sunday, Feb. 16 to wrap up the weekend on at 1 p.m. (CT).

Christian DeLeon is scheduled to start the season opener on Friday. The senior from Richmond, Texas, was Nebraska's most reliable starter a year ago, starting a team-high 14 games, throwing a team-high 92.2 innings. He posted a 7-4 record and a 3.21 ERA.

Junior Aaron Bummer is set to get the nod on Saturday against Oregon State, as the starts the year in the weekend rotation after starting that past two years in the bullpen. Bummer moved to the weekend rotation late in 2013, ending the year with a 3-1 record over 16 appearances, including eight starts.

Newcomer Chance Sinclair gets the ball in game No. 2 on Saturday against Gonzaga. A junior college transfer from Neosho County CC, he set multiple school records on the mound. The 6-4 junior won 10 games last year and tied a single-season record, while his 18 career wins also tied a school record.

As of right now, the Huskers are TBA for their fourth starter that will face the Zags on Sunday.

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