A new Nebraska baseball season is almost here.
Nebraska baseball is going to undergo change in the 2020 season. Nevertheless, expectations remain high. The program is ranked fourth in the Big Ten preseason baseball poll.
Nebraska baseball has plenty of solid returners, as well as solid 2020 recruits.
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Garrett Anglim is one of them. He should provide stability in the outfield for the future. Right-handed pitcher Caleb Bennett should be able to provide starting pitching in the near future as well. Measuring in at six-foot-four, 200 pounds, the California native is dependable. He is developing a fastball which can go upwards of 89 mph according to data from PerfectGame.com. That is certainly something to look forward to if you are a Nebraska fan.
Nebraska baseball will have some of their top batters returning in 2020. Among them include Aaron Palensky, Mojo Hagge, and Spencer Schwellenbach. They should be able to make a formidable lineup for Nebraska baseball.
The Big 10 is tight in terms of talent. Much like it is in football and baseball, any team can win on any given day. The fact that Nebraska is fourth with a new manager in Will Bolt is certainly not a bad place to be. It doesn’t disrespect them to the point of putting them last in the rankings, but it also sets modest expectations.
I’ll be excited to see what they can do. They were able to put together a solid Big Ten tournament run at the end of the season last year. Hopefully with the players mentioned above, they will remember that and use what they learned while there into the regular season. This team has the right mix of veterans and younger players. They should be able to make another major tournament run next year. It’s all about whether they can get hot at the end of the season. If they can ride a winning wave like they did last year, who knows what they can do during the Big Ten tournament. College sports in particular is about who gets hot at the right time, and Nebraska could do that even with a new manager.
Will Bolt knows exactly what Nebraska baseball is all about. I’m not going to say to this team is going to be Big Ten champions right off the bat. I will however surmise that this program will be in good hands moving forward. It should make for some fun days on the diamond.