Nick Wimmers is the latest player to announce his commitment to the Nebraska baseball program. Wimmers is a catcher at Eastern Oklahoma State College and announced his decision to join Nebraska baseball on Wednesday. He becomes the 16th known member of the Huskers’ 2021 class and first from the junior college ranks. Wimmers moved into a starting role this season because of injury to the teams’ starting catcher and has taken advantage of the opportunity hitting .400 with a pair of homeruns and five doubles in 23 games. Nebraska coaches say they have been impressed with his defense. Wimmers appeared in 11 games at Norfolk State in 2019 and then moved to Eastern Oklahoma for a chance at more playing time.
Nebraska has four catchers on its roster this spring. It will lose Luke Roskam while fourth-year player Gunner Hellstrom could also elect to move on. Junior starter Griffin Everitt and freshman Drew Wessel are other options.