Alvarado earns second preseason honor

Nebraska junior Luis Alvarado connects on a pitch for a hit, March 31, 2017 (KHGI)

Nebraska senior Luis Alvarado collected his second preseason All–American recognition this off–season, this time with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Alvarado, who plays a majority of his games in the outfield and also spends time as a relief pitcher, is a third–team utility player selection. He previously received second-team preseason All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball on Dec. 18, 2017.

The native of Puerto Rico started 57 games in 2017, hitting .283 with a pair of home runs and scored 39 times. From the mound, he earned 10 saves in 16 relief appearances as a junior, which tied for the seventh-most single-season saves in program history. Alvarado compiled a 1.72 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 15.2 innings of work in 2017.

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