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Nebraska Baseball’s Darin Erstad Named Big Ten Coach Of The Year

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The Husker skipper gets his recognition.

Darin Erstad

Postseason accolades were handed out today by the Big Ten Conference for the baseball season. Coach of the year is a familiar person.

Nebraska HC Darin Erstad was named Big Ten Coach of the Year today, after he led his squad to their first ever Big Ten regular season conference title.

Erstad, who took over the job as his very first head coaching gig, has guided the Huskers to a 34-18-1 record this season. Nebraska’s 16-7-1 conference record gave them the title over Michigan.

Nebraska is the 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which starts tomorrow in Bloomington, Indiana. The Huskers will take on 8 seed Purdue on Wednesday evening to start tournament play.

Currently, the Huskers are set as a 2 seed in D1Baseball.com’s NCAA Tournament seeding. D1 believes the Huskers would be sent to Lubbock to take on Texas Tech, Texas A&M & Bryant.

Several other Husker players were named today on all-B1G teams, as Jake Meyers & Scott Schreiber were named First Team Big Ten. Third team honors went to Angelo Altavlilla & Jake Hohensee. Luke Roskam made the all-Freshman team, while Ben Miller took the conference sportsmanship award handed out to one member of each club.

Player of the Year

JAKE ADAMS, Iowa

Pitcher of the Year

Brian Shaffer, Maryland

Freshman of the Year

Tyler Blohm, Maryland

Coach of the Year

Darin Erstad, Nebraska

All-Big Ten First Team

C – Cole McDevitt, Minnesota

1B – JAKE ADAMS, Iowa

2B – Ako Thomas, Michigan

SS – Michael Brdar, Michigan

3B – Drew Lugbauer, Michigan

OF – Jack Yalowitz, Illinois

OF – Marty Costes, Maryland

OF – Joe Hoscheit, Northwestern

DH – Scott Schreiber, Nebraska

UTIL – Jake Meyers, Nebraska

SP – Brian Shaffer, Maryland

SP – Oliver Jaskie, Michigan

SP – Lucas Gilbreath, Minnesota

RP – Jackson Lamb, Michigan

All-Big Ten Second Team

C – Tyler Cropley, Iowa

1B – Pat McInerney, Illinois

2B – Dan Durkin, Michigan State

SS – Mason McCoy, Iowa

3B – Micah Coffey, Minnesota

OF – Logan Sowers, Indiana

OF – Robert Neustrom, Iowa

OF – Brandon Hughes, Michigan State

DH – Chad Roskelly, Michigan State

UTIL – Matt Lloyd, Indiana

SP – Nick Gallagher, Iowa

SP – Alex Troop, Michigan State

SP – Sal Biasi, Penn State

RP – Brian Glowicki, Minnesota

All-Big Ten Third Team

C – Nick Matera, Rutgers

1B – Toby Hanson, Minnesota

2B – Michael Massey, Illinois

SS – Angelo Altavilla, Nebraska

3B – AJ Lee, Maryland

OF – Craig Dedelow, Indiana

OF – Johnny Slater, Michigan

OF – Dominic Canzone, Ohio State

DH – Chris Folinusz, Rutgers

UTIL – Mike Carter, Rutgers

SP – Pauly Milto, Indiana

SP – Jake Hohensee, Nebraska

SP – Gareth Stroh, Purdue

RP – Mac Lozer, Michigan

All-Big Ten Freshman Team

C – Bryce Bonner, Purdue

1B – MATT GORSKI, Indiana

2B – Michael Massey, Illinois

SS – Jeremy Houston, Indiana

3B – LUKE ROSKAM, Nebraska

OF – Bryce Kelley, Michigan State

OF – DOMINIC CANZONE, Ohio State

OF – Skyler Hunter, Purdue

DH – Casey Dodge, Illinois

UTIL – Jordan Kozicky, Minnesota

SP – TYLER BLOHM, Maryland

SP – Hank Christie, Northwestern

SP – Cal Krueger, Indiana

RP – Tommy Henry, Michigan

Sportsmanship Award Honorees

Anthony Drago, Illinois

Tony Butler, Indiana

Corbin Woods, Iowa

Zach Jancarski, Maryland

Michael Brdar, Michigan

Dan Durkin, Michigan State

Matt Stemper, Minnesota

Ben Miller, Nebraska

Cooper Wetherbee, Northwestern

Jalen Washington, Ohio State

Alex Malinsky, Penn State

Hayden Grant, Purdue

Max Herrmann, Rutgers