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Nebraska Baseball Picked 2nd In Big Ten Conference Behind Maryland

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The Huskers should be one of four B1G teams to make the NCAA Tournament.

In a poll of Big Ten Conference coaches, Nebraska Baseball was picked to finish second behind Maryland this year.

The Huskers, who finished 41-21 last year and saw their season end with two losses to Cal State Fullerton last year in the NCAA Tournament, return all B1G pitcher Chance Sinclair and Big Ten POY Ryan Boldt.

Maryland, who went to the Super Regionals last year for the first time in the program's history, finished 40-23 and lost to Virginia in the Round of 16 Supers. They return All-American Infielder Brandon Lowe and Freshman All-American Pitcher Mike Shawaryn. The Huskers and Terps meet in Maryland April 3-5th this season.

Each Big Ten Baseball Head Coach picked three players to watch for the season as well. The list is below.

2015 BIG TEN BASEBALL PRESEASON POLL (top six teams)

Maryland

Nebraska

Illinois

Indiana

Michigan

Ohio State

2015 BIG TEN BASEBALL PLAYERS TO WATCH

Kevin Duchene, Jr., SP, Illinois

Tyler Jay, Jr., RP, Illinois

Adam Walton, So., SS, Illinois

Scott Effross, Jr., SP, Indiana

Ryan Halstead, Sr., RP, Indiana

Scott Donley, Sr., OF, Indiana

Jake Mangler, Sr., 2B, Iowa

Tyler Peyton, Jr., 1B/SP, Iowa

Eric Toole, Sr., OF, Iowa

Brandon Lowe, So., 2B, Maryland

Kevin Mooney, Jr., RP, Maryland

Mike Shawaryn, So., SP, Maryland

Jacob Cronenworth, Jr., IF/RP, Michigan

Jackson Glines, Sr., OF, Michigan

Travis Maezes, Jr., SS, Michigan

Jeff Kinley, Sr., RP, Michigan State

Blaise Salter, Sr., C, Michigan State

Mick VanVossen, Sr., SP, Michigan State

Ben Meyer, Sr., SP, Minnesota

Dalton Sawyer, Jr., SP., Minnesota

Connor Schaefbauer, Jr., 2B, Minnesota

Ryan Boldt, So., OF, Nebraska

Kyle Kubat, Sr., SP, Nebraska

Chance Sinclair, Sr., SP, Nebraska

Scott Heelan, Sr., C, Northwestern

Brandon Magallones, Sr., RHP, Northwestern

Kyle Ruchim, Sr., IF, Northwestern

Ronnie Dawson, So., OF, Ohio State

Travis Lakins, So., RHP, Ohio State

Tanner Tully, So., LHP, Ohio State

James Haley, So., SS, Penn State

Christian Helsel, So., 3B, Penn State

Taylor Lehman, Fr., LHP, Penn State

Kyle Johnson, Jr., CF, Purdue

Brandon Krieg, Sr., 3B, Purdue

Kyle Wood, Jr., 1B/RP, Purdue

Howie Brey, Jr., SP, Rutgers

Mike Carter, So., OF, Rutgers

Vinny Zarrillo, Sr., OF, Rutgers