Cade Povich, Former Nebraska Husker, Makes MLB Debut

The Bellevue, Nebraska native and former Husker pitcher, Cade Povich, made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut on Thursday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. After being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2021, Povich spent three seasons in the Minor Leagues before being traded to Baltimore in 2022.

Povich had an impressive spring at Triple-A Norfolk, with a 5-1 record in 11 starts, a 3.18 ERA, and 75 strikeouts in 56.2 innings. In his debut for the Orioles, Povich pitched 5.1 innings, facing 25 batters, and throwing two strikeouts. Despite surrendering five hits, four walks, and six runs, Povich showed promise on the mound.

Povich held the Blue Jays scoreless through the first two innings before giving up a three-run home run to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the third. He surrendered another run in the fourth but shut Toronto out in the fifth. However, two more runs in the sixth increased the Blue Jays’ lead to 6-1. Baltimore fought back with four runs in the final two innings but fell short with a 6-5 loss.

Povich is now the 41st Nebraska baseball player to reach the Major Leagues and the third to do so this season, following Spencer Schwellenbach and Trenton Brooks. For ongoing coverage of Nebraska news and updates

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