The former Nebraska high school Gatorade Player of the Year has been named the starter for tomorrow's Big 12 series opener against Baylor.
Since coming off a 33-game suspension, Ehlers is 1-1 with a 3.65 era in three appearances. Friday will mark his second start of the season and first home appearance.
The left-hander played a crucial part in Nebraska's win over Creighton on April 19th, throwing a solid 5.1 innings in relief, striking out five and picking up a win.
But, Ehlers last appearance was filled with freshman bumps. He gave up two runs and three hits in just 2.2 innings of relief.
Anderson is electing to throw the freshman over senior Mark Freeman, who is 1-3 in his last four decisions. Freeman will now move to bullpen and should see work sometime this weekend. The right-hander is 5-4 on the season in 12 appearances, with a 4.65 era.
Ehlers will square off against junior right-hander Logan Verrett, who is currently 4-4 on the season with a 3.69 era. Verrett has been special at times, striking out 14 in a complete one-game hitter against Louisiana Tech last month.
Nebraska is 26-16 overall and 5-9 in Big 12 play. They currently have a RPI checking in at No. 59, while Baylor is No. 46.