Nebraska sophomore LHP Logan Ehlers has left the Huskers baseball program today. Ehlers was suspended last season for the first 34 games last season after having an advisor representing him during negotiations in the 2010 MLB Draft with the Toronto Blue Jays. Ehlers ended up appearing in seven games in 2011 going 1-3 with a 4.30 ERA and had 20 strikeouts in 29.1 innings pitched.
“We wish Logan nothing but the best of luck in the future,” Nebraska head coach Darin Erstad said. “We will continue to support him in any way we can.”
We will have more on the situation in the coming days.
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Lincoln – The Nebraska baseball team released its 2012 schedule on Friday, as the Huskers will play 31 home games at Hawks Field and will have 13 contests against 2011 NCAA Tournament teams, including a four-game home stand against 2011 College World Series qualifier California. The 56-game schedule starts with 10 games on the road before the Huskers host their home opener against former Big 12 foe Kansas State on Tuesday, March 6. The Huskers will play eight Big Ten Conference series, with the only conference teams not on the schedule including Penn State and Michigan State, as well as Wisconsin, which doesn’t have a baseball program. Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have until midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Bubba Starling’s career with the Nebraska Cornhuskers on the football field is on hold right now according to Huskers head football coach Bo Pelini in the Omaha-World Herald. Starling was selected by Kansas City Royals with the fifth overall pick and is being advised by Scott Boras. If he does not sign with the Royals, Starling will get back on the practice field with the Nebraska football program and will not be able to sign with a MLB team until the 2014 MLB Draft. Continue reading
The MLB Signing Deadline is fast approaching as all teams have to midnight on August 15th to sign their prospects or they will head to college. Here is the latest news and notes from around the country.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reported that Red Sox first round pick and 26th overall selection Blake Swihart took batting practice on Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park. Swihart is currently committed to Texas where he will play for Augie Garrido. If I had to guess right now, I would expect the Red Sox to sign Swihart for over the $1.2 million due to him with the slotting system. Continue reading
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Nebraska baseball coach Darin Erstad announced the second addition to his coaching staff on Friday, as Ted Silva has been hired as the Huskers’ pitching coach. Silva comes to Lincoln from the West Coast, where he has spent the past four seasons as the pitching coach at UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount.
Will Bolt who was the favorite with some fans has joined Darin Erstad’s coaching staff at Nebraska. Bolt was one of the favorite for the head coaching job a couple weeks ago but they ended up hearing Erstad instead. You can check out the full press release below. Continue reading
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Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne has announced that Darin Erstad has been hired as the head coach of the Husker baseball program.
“Darin is very passionate about Nebraska and especially our baseball program,” Osborne said. “Nobody is going to work harder than Darin. He showed that both here at Nebraska and in Major League Baseball, and that will be the same as our head coach.” Continue reading
With the end of the Big 12 regular season upon us, its time to look at the individual players that stood out at their respective positions. Some of the top players aren’t a surprise, but there are a few notable subtractions that would’ve been hard predictions before the season began, notably at third base where Nebraska junior Cody Asche held steady at the end to pass a hard-slumping Oklahoma junior Garrett Buechele, a preseason favorite for Player of the Year honors.
Texas A&M OF Tyler Naquin finished the season strong, claiming Player of the Year honors. The sophomore led the league in average, hits, and runs scored, while finishing among the top 10 in five other categories. Continue reading
Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osbourne announced on Sunday evening that Nebraska head baseball coach Mike Anderson has been fired after a 30-25 campaign and a 9-17 mark in Big 12 play. Anderson spent nine seasons with the Huskers with a career record of 337-196-2 record, including two Big 12 titles (2003 and 2005) and the school’s third College World Series appearance in 2005. In that season, Nebraska won a school-record 57 games and the Huskers captured the program’s first CWS victory. Continue reading
With only a few weeks left until the postseason starts, the Big 12 features three conference series, two out-of-conference series, and a pair of teams taking the weekend off.
Texas travels north to take on Nebraska for the final time as conference opponents. The Longhorns took a pair from the Sooners last weekend, giving them an important boost in the standings, and setting up a possible winner-take-all showdown against Texas A&M to close out the regular season. Taylor Jungmann is one of the best overall players in the nation, and Cole Green has steadied after a rough start. The Longhorns are still looking for a third starter to pick up the slack. The player to watch is SS Brandon Loy. Loy has always had an excellent glove and arm, and has found his stroke this season. Continue reading