Husker Update: Baseball #5 Seed, Green Secures Spot in Final X Wrestling

Husker Update: Baseball #5 Seed, Green Secures Spot in Final X Wrestling
James Green again advanced to Final X: Lincoln, winning the 70-kilogram championship at the U.S. senior freestyle world team trials. NEBRASKA ATHLETICS

Baseball

The Nebraska baseball team earned the No. 5 seed for the Big Ten Tournament this upcoming week at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb.

In Wednesday’s first round, the Huskers will face No. 4 seed Minnesota at 9 p.m. (CT).

Wrestling

James Green advanced to Final X: Lincoln, winning both of his matches in the 70-kg best-of-3 championship match at the 2019 USA Wrestling Senior Freestyle World Team Trials on Sunday.

Green picked up a technical fall over Anthony Ashnault (0:30) in the first match in the best-of-3 series. Green was up 4-0 in the opening seconds and caught Ashnault in a leg lace. Ashnault was injured after the leg lace, giving Green the technical fall. Green picked up the victory in the second match by injury default, to advance to Final X: Lincoln.

Green will wrestle Ryan Deakin in the 70-kg match in Lincoln for a chance to make the 2019 U.S. World Team and compete in Kazakhstan on September 14-22. Deakin wrestles for Northwestern and finished sixth in his weight-class at the 2018-19 NCAA Championships.

With his win today, Green joined Jordan Burroughs in the Final X: Lincoln field on June 15.

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