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Nebraska Pitcher Colby Gomes Named a Freshman All-American

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The Husker hurler earns post-season honors from the national baseball writers

This news came yesterday - our apologies for the delay! ~JH

The 2019 National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team features players from 30 different schools and 16 different conferences. The ACC led all conferences with six players selected, placing two players each on the first team and four on the second team. The Big Ten and Pac-12 put three players each on the team.

Husker freshman pitcher/first baseman Colby Gomes was named a first team freshman All-American. He was one of three relief pitchers named to the first team.

Gomes pitched in 19 games (2 starts) for 22 total innings pitched. Most of his work came as the closer for Nebraska. He compiled an 0-3 record and 4.09 ERA. His 13 saves are the most impressive part of his stat line. The other two relief pitchers on the first team had 6 and 7 saves.

Colby also played first base for Nebraska and made 148 plate appearances in 44 games played. He batted .209 with 19 RBIs and one home run.

The Big Ten was represented by one player on the first team (Gomes) and two on the second team; starting pitcher Seth Lonsway of Ohio State and relief pitcher Willie Weiss of Michigan.

To view the entire list of honorees visit: http://www.sportswriters.net/ncbwa/news/2019/allamerica190610.pdf