Huskers and Blue Jays and a Maverick were selected in Major League Baseball’s draft with rounds from 2-30 taking place on Tuesday.
For NU, Cody Asche became the highest drafted Husker since 2008, he was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round and Casey Hauptman was later taken in the 26th round by the New York Mets. Asche, is a career .312 hitter with 24 home runs and 135 RBIs in three seasons with the Huskers. Hauptman ended his collegiate career ranked first nationally in walks allowed at (0.31 per game) and was seventh in the Big 12 in ERA (2.45).
After leading the Missouri Valley Conference in wins, ERA and strikeouts during the recently completed season, Creighton University pitcher Jonas Dufek was selected in the ninth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros. Outfielder Trever Adams was selected in the 16th round, by the Texas Rangers.
Nebraska Omaha right handed pitcher Joe Holtmeyer was picked in the 22nd round by Boston. Pitcher T.J. Walz who went to high school at Omaha Skutt, and played college ball at Kansas was drafted by Oakland.