A former Millard South pitcher gets called up to the big leagues, a former NU football player gets probation, and a college coach gets named a fulltime assistant.
Former Husker and Millard South pitcher Brian Duensing got recalled from AAA Rochester up to the Minnesota Twins. He made the opening day roster and pitched just once with the Twins, allowing two runs on a Carlos Quentin homer over three innings in a road win against the White Sox back on April 10th. Duensing was a third-round pick in 2005. He also won a gold medal last summer for Team USA in the Olympics.
Former Nebraska football player Willie Miller has been sentenced to 18 months of probation for criminal mischief in a road-rage incident back in 2008 when he rammed the back of a car of an off duty police officer. Miller was a fullback from 1997-2000.
Cory Petermann, the UNO softball pitching coach for nine years, has been promoted to full-time assistant coach. Petermann was an assistant at UNO from 1996 to 2001 before returning in 2007. He replaced Michala Cimino, who left to become Bellevue University’s head coach.