Kubat returns to the rotation

After throwing 5.0 innings of no-hit baseball, Kyle Kubat will start on Sunday against Purdue.

LINCOLN, Neb. - After missing more than half of the season shoulder soreness, Nebraska sophomore pitcher Kyle Kubat returned to the mound for the first time this season on Tuesday, throwing 5.0 innings of no-hit baseball against No. 10 Arkansas.

"Kyle has been through a lot, it's been frustrating for him. To see him go out healthy and throw strikes, and to have a good outing, I'm really proud of him," said Nebraska head baseball coach Darin Erstad, who saw three of his pitchers combine for a complete game no-hitter.

A freshman All-American last year, Kubat was thought to be a candidate for the Friday night starter coming into the season.

The sophomore will get his second start of the season on Sunday against Purdue.

Video courtesy of: www.Huskers.com


* According to WarrenNolan.com, Nebraska's RPI jumped from the low 60's to No. 43 with their back-to-back wins against Arkansas on Tuesday.

* Nebraska named RHP Christian DeLeon and LHP Aaron Bummer as their Friday and Saturday starters against Purdue. DeLeon is 4-2 on the season with a 3.70 ERA. Bummer is 1-0 on the season in 10 appearances, with a 2.51 ERA.

* With a 2-for-7 day at the plate on Wednesday, Nebraska outfielder Chad Christensen saw his batting average drop to .400 on the season.

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