Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball pulls off the rarest of commits

Will Bolt and company nabbed a commitment from a pitcher in a region the Huskers simply never have any success.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team’s regular season is almost here, but Will Bolt and company are still working overtime on the recruiting trail. In fact, that hard work paid off in the form of a commitment from 2025 pitcher Lane Fenske.

Fenske is talented enough that it would be a very big get that the Huskers landed the pitcher all on its own. But it’s where he comes from that should really be grabbing more headlines. Fenske is from a part of the country the Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team rarely even attempts to recruit.

Fenske traveled to a Huskers’ prospect camp a few weeks back. His bullpen session, which showed a low 90s fastball and an impressive slurve, was enough to get him an official offer. He cashed in on that offer and pledged himself to the Cornhuskers this week.

Fenske is from Southern Louisiana. With his commitment, it marks the first of its kind from the Pelican state in over 15 years. The Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team did have a bit of a secret weapon in Fenske’s recruiting, though. He was born in York.

“I never really talked to Nebraska before,” Fenske told the Omaha World-Herald. “But that’s always where I wanted to go.”

Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball pulls off the rarest of commits

Fenske’s commitment was also at least in part because of new/old pitching coach Rob Childress. John Doxakis, who was a  multi-year starting pitcher under Childress at Texas A&M and eventual 2nd-round MLB Draft pick, is a family friend of Fenske's. 

He almost certainly talked up the Nebraska Cornhuskers' assistant coach and what he can do for the players he tutors.

Now that the Huskers have another pitcher in the fold, it means that the Nebraska baseball team has 12 commits for the 2025 class. That’s after a massive 21-player haul in the 2024 cycle.