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Nebraska Pitchers Earn National Honor

David McGee

That marathon game against Texas on Saturday allowed Nebraska to get some national recognition. The Husker are ranked in at least one poll now, as has them at #18.

That and the pitchers involved in the marathon were given a national award as Louisville Slugger's National Players Of The Week. It was the first time in award history that four pitchers from the same school were given such an award.

Nebraska’s Kyle Kubat, Jake Hohensee, Colton Howell and Jeff Chesnut earned the honor following their 15-inning shutout against Texas on Sunday that included nine-straight no-hit innings.

The full list is below:

National Players Of The Week

• 1B Buddy Putnam, South Florida: Putnam belted 4 home runs with 10 RBIs over 4 games as he went 7-for-16 at the plate.

• CF Matt Albanese, Bryant: Albanese delivered 4 home runs with 8 RBIs over 3 games as he went 4-for-10 at the plate. He homered in all three games.

• LHP Alex Lange, LSU: Lange matched a career-high 13 strikeouts over 7 innings as he gave up one run during a 7-3 win over Kentucky.

• RHP Joe Ingle, East Carolina: Ingle struck out 10 batters in 5 1/3 innings over three relief appearances. He didn't allow a run and gave up one hit.

• Pitchers Kyle Kubat, Jake Hohensee, Colton Howell and Jeff Chesnut, Nebraska: For the first time in history, four pitchers from one school have been named Louisville Slugger National Players Of The Week. But for good reason. These four pitchers combined to strike out 19 Texas hitters during a 1-0, 15-inning win over the Longhorns. It was the most strikeouts by a Husker staff since 2009 when NU notched 22 punch outs in a 15-inning game against Louisiana-Lafayette. After the Longhorns produced three hits through the first three innings, Texas didn't record another hit until the 14th inning with a single — a mid-game 9-inning no-hitter.

• RHP Carson Fulmer, Vanderbilt: Fulmer struck out a career-high 12 Tennessee batters over eight scoreless innings during a 9-0 win over the Volunteers. He recorded at least one strikeout in seven of his eight innings.

• RHP Jayson Rose, Utah: Rose fanned a career-high 11 batters over six innings during a 3-2 win over California. He only walked one batter.

• LHP Justin Jacome, U.C. Santa Barbara: Jacome struck out a career-high 12 batters in a 9-inning, complete game, 3-1 win over Long Beach St. He only allowed one earned run on four hits.