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Corn Flakes: Huskers Have a First (and Second) Round Draft Pick - In Baseball

Plus, Nebraska is also a hotbed of javelin champions

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Good Monday morning!

As expected, Nebraska baseball fans didn’t have to wait long to hear some familiar names called in the MLB draft. Shortstop Brice Matthews went to the Houston Astros with the 28th pick. Matthews was a bright spot for a Husker team that fell short of their goals (not making the NCAA tournament). Matthews became the first Nebraska player to register 20 stolen bases and 20 home runs in the same season.

The next Husker to hear his name called, early in the second round, was Max Anderson. Anderson announced his presence early with his first at-bat as a Husker resulting in a home run. Anderson has played all over the infield for Nebraska.

We wish both of them the best as they move on to the next stage of their careers!

Anderson Selected in Second Round of MLB Draft by Detroit Tigers - University of Nebraska - Official Athletics Website
Anderson will get to take his hitting prowess to the next level in his baseball career.

Matthews Selected No. 28 Overall in MLB Draft by Houston Astros - University of Nebraska - Official Athletics Website
Matthews becomes the highest Husker draft pick since Alex Gordon.

Corn Flakes

Otabor, Sirmon Capture National Titles in Javelin - University of Nebraska - Official Athletics Website
The pair of national titles come two days after NU thrower Maddie Harris won the women’s javelin title at the USATF Outdoor Championships on Thursday night.

Harris Wins USA Javelin Title - University of Nebraska - Official Athletics Website
Harris had a career-best throw of 199-3 (60.73m) to capture the national gold medal. She edged former Husker and current volunteer coach Maggie Malone, who threw 192-10 (58.79m).

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Husker commit Gibson Pyle will play in All-American Bowl
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