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Nebraska vs. Indiana baseball, 05.13.2018

Jake Hohensee celebrates closing out the ninth inning with a strikeout in May at Haymarket Park for the Huskers. Hohensee is now a Saltdogs teammate of Dan Johnson, another former Nebraska baseball player from an earlier generation.

Former Nebraska reliever Jake Hohensee was named second-team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday.

The Lincoln East graduate was Nebraska’s closer his senior season and led the Huskers with 13 saves, good for 18th in the nation. That total tied for the third-most saves in single-season history and Hohensee finished tied for sixth in career saves.

Hohensee was 1-0 with a 1.05 earned-run average in 19 appearances and is the 102nd All-American in school history. He signed with the Lincoln Saltdogs last week.

In other awards Wednesday, Scott Schreiber and Jesse Wilkening were both named first team All-Midwest Region by ABCA/Rawlings, while Hohensee was second team.

Schreiber was second-team All-Big Ten, a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award. He batted .369 this season with 18 home runs, 79 hits, 62 runs scored and 48 RBIs in 52 games and was drafted in the ninth round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros.

Wilkening was also second-team All-Big Ten as a junior, leading the Huskers with a .372 batting average. Wilkening had nine home runs, 74 hits, 56 RBIs and 45 runs scored this season and opted to forego his senior season after the Philadelphia Phillies drafted him in the 14th round of the MLB Draft.

ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections are nominated for All-America honors, which will be announced Saturday.

Joba makes TV debut: Former Husker pitcher Joba Chamberlain made his television debut Wednesday night, appearing on "MLB Tonight" on the MLB Network, and was scheduled to make another appearance Thursday on MLB Network's "MLB Central". The Thursday appearance is scheduled for 9 a.m. central time, according to Sweeny Murti, a New York Yankees beat reporter for WFAN radio in New York City. Chamberlain announced his retirement from baseball in October 2017. He played 10 seasons in the majors, last pitching in 2016.


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