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NU Baseball Practice, 9/13/18

Nebraska pitcher Kyle Perry works out during the opening day of practice on Thursday at Haymarket Park.

Nebraska's incoming baseball class is ranked 16th by D1 Baseball.

The Huskers achieved the best recruiting class ranking by a Big Ten team, six spots ahead of No. 22 Illinois. D1 Baseball compiled its rankings with help from Prep Baseball Report in addition to information from recruiting coordinators and scouts across the nation in an attempt to balance instant impact with long-term potential.

NU has 15 newcomers on the roster, including 11 freshmen. Two newcomers -- INF/RHP Spencer Schwellenbach and RHP Bo Blessie -- were drafted in June  but chose to come to Nebraska to play college baseball.

The freshman class is rounded out by Cam Chick (Rocheport, Missouri), Caleb Feekin (Papillion-La Vista), Drew Gilin (Millard South), Colby Gomes (Millard West), Brett Hammit (Nixa, Missouri), Tyler Martin (Webb City, Missouri), Kyle Perry (Millard South), Blake Peterson (Loomis, California) and Shay Schanaman (Grand Island).

Other newcomers include Aaron Palenksy (Southeast Community College), Trey Kissack (UNC-Greensboro and Southeast Community College), Ty Roseberry (Nebraska-Kearney) and Gareth Stroh (Purdue).


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