When: 2 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. Saturday (DH); 1 p.m. Sunday
Where: Ballpark at Boys Town
Pitchers: Friday, NDSU RH John Straka (5-1, 1.91 ERA) vs. UNO RH Tyler Fox 3-1, 4.22. Saturday, NDSU RH David Ernst (4-4, 3.65) and LH Parker Trewin (0-2, 5.12) vs. UNO RH Zach Williamsen (2-1, 2.61) and RH Matt Tew (2-4, 5.57). Sunday, NDSU RH Trevor Jaunich (2-3, 4.11) vs. UNO LH Steven Schoonover (2-2, 3.91)
Scouting UNO (14-16, 8-0): Catcher Alex Mortensen ranks eighth nationally with 0.48 doubles per game, and he leads the Summit League with a .355 batting average and 14 doubles. He is also second in the conference in hits (39) and slugging percentage (.509) and third in total bases (56). … Cory Buckley’s .423 batting average in conference play ranks fourth among league hitters. … Sophomore Zach Williamsen’s 2.61 ERA is fourth among league pitchers, and junior Josh Bullock is second with six saves.
Scouting North Dakota State (15-15, 3-3): The Bison, the preseason Summit League favorite, won 3 of 4 against the Mavs in Omaha last year. … North Dakota State is third in the Summit, behind 8-0 UNO and 5-3 South Dakota State. … Friday starter John Straka, a 6-foot-3 senior, leads the league in wins (five) and strikeouts (63) and is third in ERA (1.91). … NDSU leads the league with a 3.45 team ERA.