Nebraska Cornhuskers Baseball: Huskers land fireballing in-state prospect

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team might be third in line when it comes to fans’ attention these days, but there’s good news for that team incoming these days anyway. Perhaps the better part about this news is that it’s a statement about the program’s future.

That’s because the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team just landed its first commitment of the 2025 recruiting class. That commitment, Jace Ziola is one heck of a fireballer who also happens to be one of the better players in the state.

Ziola announced that he’d officially committed to the Huskers on Twitter on Thursday, right in the middle of what was quite a crazy day for the Nebraska football rumor mill. Despite being overshadowed a bit by the Cornhuskers’ non-news, it turns out this is quite a big deal for the prospect and baseball coach Will Bolt.

Just one of the reasons it is a big deal is because there was a time when it didn’t look like Ziola would merit big-time schools’ offers. Then, as he told the Omaha World-Herald, he grew several inches in a matter of months. He also managed to get himself a powerful arm.

His fastball is one that the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team is hoping can actually add a few more MPH as he gets closer to his college career. It’s still powerful enough that there are more than a few who think he could eventually become the ace of the staff once he arrives.

Bolt now has two commits for his 2025 class — catcher/infielder Joey Senstock of Lincoln East is the other. Of course, holding onto Ziola isn’t going to be easy. The pitching prospect has gotten quite a bit of interest from other schools in the last few months.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team do have the inside edge thanks to being so close to home.