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Nebraska Baseball: Quartet Of Huskers Ink MLB Deals

Even as Husker fans mourn the loss of some of Nebraska baseball’s best from last season, four former team members should be applauded. They’ve officially signed contracts with their respective Major League Baseball clubs.

According to, Senior Zach Hirsch signed with the Milwaukee Brewers, while juniors Pat Kelly and Aaron Bummer each decided to forego their senior seasons and sign the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox, respectively.

Michael Pritchard was picked up by the St. Louis Cardinals after not being drafted and signed with the Cardinals on Wednesday morning according to the school’s official website.

“We are very excited for Zach, Michael, Pat and Aaron, to purse their dreams of being a Major League Baseball player,” Erstad told “I can’t thank each of them enough for helping put Nebraska baseball back on the map and for helping cement our culture at Nebraska for years to come.”

Some major losses for Nebraska baseball, to be sure. It’ll be an interesting offseason to see if Will Boltwell, bolts and who’ll be given the large shoes to fill.

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