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    Khiry Cooper, arguably Nebraska’s top receiver in the 2008 football recruiting class, will have a major decision to make about his future after being picked in the fifth round of the baseball draft Thursday.

      Aaron Pribanic became the fourth University of Nebraska pitcher in six years to be selected in the first three rounds of the Major League Baseball amateur draft Thursday when Seattle used the 20th pick of the third round on the right-handed junior pitcher.

        Conor Gillaspie of Wichita State was taken by the San Francisco Giants in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday. He was selected 37th overall in the draft, in the Comp A round, which followed the first round.

          The adjectives rolled off UC Irvine coach Mike Gillespie’s tongue with the same ease that his starting pitcher mowed through a dangerous Oral Roberts lineup.

          Nebraska baseball coach Mike Anderson recalled attending a game at the 2004 state high school baseball tournament. Johnny Dorn, then a senior pitching for Grand Island, endured a rough outing against Creighton Prep.

          For most of this season, Nebraska third baseman Jake Mort could glance over his left shoulder, see a 6-foot-3 silhouette and know that true freshman Ben Kline was at shortstop.


          Mike Anderson knows what’s bound to happen if he decides to stray from his normal pitching rotation and start somebody besides first-team All-Big 12 Conference performer Johnny Dorn in Nebraska’s NCAA regional opener against Eastern Illinois on Friday.

          One day after learning that they would be hosting an NCAA baseball regional at Haymarket Park, the Huskers on Monday found out which three teams would be joining them in Lincoln next weekend.

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