Wehrle dismissed from the team

Nebraska head coach Mike Anderson announced the dismissal of one of last year's most promiment players.

Head baseball coach Mike Anderson announced that junior infielder Ryan Wehrle has been dismissed from the team. "We have decided to move forward without Ryan Wehrle as part of our baseball program. I wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors," he said.

Last year Wehrle finished the season as the team's best hitter, posting a .367 batting average, knocking in 48 runs through 57 games. This year his batting average has plummeted, the Papillion, Nebraska native hitting just .241, while knocking in just 18 runs over a 43-game span.

While never known as a power hitter (Wehrle had eight home runs last year), the junior infielder managed to knock one over the fence ever 28.25 at bats last season, where this year he's hitting one out of the park approximately every 54.

In the fielding category, Wehrle struggled even last year in that category, posting a .949 fielding percentage in 57 games. Through 43 games this year, it's sitting at .941. During the 2006 campaign, Wehrle finished with 13 errors on the season. The shortstop had 11 up to the point of his dismissal.

Wehrle found himself out of the line up in yesterday's loss to Coastal Carolinan, replaced with junior utility-man Craig Corriston, who went 1-for-5 on the day, but maintains a .314 batting average through 41 games this year, and is fourth on the team (31) in total RBIs.


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