Published On: April 30th, 2009



Date: April 30, 2009

Huskies Sign Two Huskers

(DULUTH, MN) The Duluth Huskies announced the recent signings of two more players to their 2009 roster. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pitcher Sean Yost and 3B Cody Asche have agreed to join the 2009 Huskies campaign.

Asche, a 6’1” 190-pound freshman, has emerged as one of the Huskers’ top freshmen. He is hitting .333 on the season and ranks sixth on the team with 19 RBIs.

“Cody has been on our radar screen for quite some time”, said Huskies Field Manager Adam Stahl. “This kid can really hit and he’s been playing outstanding at 3B for Nebraska this spring”. 

Asche’s .333 batting average is the highest by a Nebraska freshman since John Cole hit .396 in 1999. Following a decorated high school career, Asche earned all-state honors his last two years at Fort Zumwalt (Mo.) West High School, finishing his career with a .425 average. He hit .512 with 25 RBI as a senior and was rated among the top high school prospects in Missouri in 2008. 

Redshirt freshman Sean Yost has seen significant time on the mound this year for the Huskers striking out 35 in 37.1 innings. He redshirted last year after earning first-team all-state honors in 2007, going 6-2 with a 2.09 ERA at Lincoln Southwest H.S he has developed over the last year and has made a significant jump in his velocity and strength.

Sean is penciled in as a starter for the Huskies and may possess one of the highest ceilings of any pitcher on the Huskies staff.

“We’ve had some good pitchers come out of the Nebraska program with the likes of Charlie Shirek, and Mike Nesseth, but Sean Yost has potential to be one of the best they’ve sent us. That 6’6 frame and velocity in the 90’s, he’ll be fun to watch this summer,” said Huskies General Manager Craig Smith.

Yost played summer baseball for the Beatrice Bruins of the MINK League helping the Bruins to a 33-9 record and a third-place showing at the 2008 NBC World Series. Sean went 3-2 with a save in 12 appearances, fanning 24 over 30.2 innings and holding opponents to a .204 average. He was rated by Baseball America as the top high school player in Nebraska for the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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