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All-State Baseball: Nebraska

Updated: March 1, 2012, 10:25 AM ET
By ESPNHS

With spring approaching, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top high school baseball players in Nebraska.

We've broken down the state's top 20 players into two teams -- one of position players and one of pitchers. Keep in mind, these preseason selections were determined by a combination of in-season performance and recruit rankings.

See all 51 all-state baseball teams.

POSITION PLAYERS


David Badalucco, Omaha Westside, OF, Senior
Hit .484 during stellar junior campaign.

Kevin Connolly, Creighton Prep, OF, Senior
Notre Dame-bound outfielder hit .429 as a junior.

Quinten Conrad, Elkhorn South, C, Senior
Solid defender and hit .367 last season; headed to Iowa.

Matt Jones, Gretna, 2B/SS/3B, Senior
All-state infielder hit .400 during junior season.

Tanner Kirk, Lincoln Southeast, SS/2B, Senior
Excellent defender has signed on with Wichita State.

Josh Kramer, Papillion-La Vista, OF, Senior
Hit .419 as a junior and was honorable mention All-State.

Brett Murray, Omaha Westside, 1B, Senior
Honorable mention All-State player is headed to Hill College.

Jake Placzek, Papillion-Vista, SS/P, Senior
Started at short since freshman year; Hit .429 last season.

Jakson Reetz, Norris, OF/C/RHP, Sophomore
Burst onto scene by hitting .514 his freshman season.

T.J. Wood, Creighton Prep, OF/P, Senior
Solid defensive player landed on All-State honorable mention in 2011.


PITCHERS


Will Bamesberger, Grand Island, LHP, Senior
Southpaw will stay close to home and pitch for Creighton.

Nate Ek, Columbus, RHP/IF, Junior
Hit .390 and went 5-1 on the mound as a sophomore.

Greggory Gausden, Elkhorn South, RHP/2B/3B, Senior
All-around athlete will play at Colby Community College.

Nate Griep, Millard West, RHP/OF, Senior
Hard thrower has signed with Kansas State; went 6-2 in 2011.

Austin Groth, South Sioux City, RHP, Senior
Went 4-2 on the mound as a junior; signed with Creighton.

Jake Hohensee, Lincoln East, RHP, Junior
Struck out 49 batters as a sophomore.

Albert Johnson, Papillion-La Vista South, RHP/3B, Senior
His 8-2 record helped him land on All-Nebraska first team.

Ryan MacDonald, Lincoln Southeast, RHP, Senior
Went 6-1 with a sub-2.00 ERA as a junior last spring.

Adam Wilson, Creighton Prep, RHP, Junior
Went 13-2 in high school and Legion ball last year.

Braden Young, Lincoln Southwest, RHP, Junior
Verbally committed to Nebraska; Struck out 45 as a sophomore.

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