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Huskers earn at-large bid; make NCAA Tournament for first time since '08

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Nebraska players celebrate during the NCAA Tournament selection show. Nebraska players celebrate during the NCAA Tournament selection show.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) - For the first time since 2008, the Nebraska baseball is in the NCAA Tournament.

The Huskers earned an at-large bid and the 2nd seed in the Stillwater (Okla.) regional.

Nebraska will open tournament action Friday against 3rd seeded Cal State Fullerton.

The Huskers fell short against Indiana in the Big Ten Championship game, 8-4 on Sunday.

Despite the setback, the Huskers are confident heading into regional play.

"A lot of these guys have been here four or five years and we've never had a chance at making a regional," Zach Hirsch said.  "For us to be put in a good position at Oklahoma State, to go down there and try to win some games it's pretty awesome."

"Getting a 2-seed really just shows how far we've come," Michael Pritchard added.  "Obviously, you get a 3-seed, you're in, but as a 2-seed you know you're a top-30 team in the country and you know where you stand."

Nebraska will be making it's 13th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

First pitch between the Huskers and Titans is set for 12 p.m. on May 30.

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