The 2005 Nebraska baseball team was one to remember — future major leaguers Alex Gordon, Joba Chamberlain, Tony Watson and Brian Duensing. But what about the rest of the school's last College World Series team? The World-Herald caught up with most of them to see what they're up to nowadays. — Compiled by Jon Nyatawa // World-Herald staff writer
Front row, left to right: Freshman Tim Radmacher: lives in Omaha; freshman Jake Opitz: Southern Maryland Blue Crabs second baseman (independent); freshman Casey Klapperich; freshman Mark Hightower: surgical resident in Fargo, North Dakota; freshman Jake Mort: lives in Mineral Wells, Texas; freshman Nick Sullivan: lawyer in Omaha; freshman Bryce Nimmo: lives in Omaha; freshman Deric Manrique: sports marketing vice president in Minneapolis; student manager Brooks Wells: lives in Grand Island.
Second row, left to right: Athletic trainer Josh Cohen: athletic trainer at Texas A&M; redshirt freshman Andy Gerch: vice president for a healthcare consulting company in Lincoln; junior Jeff Christy: volunteer coach at NU; sophomore Mike Harmelink: lives in Wichita, Kansas; freshman Ryan Bohanan: baseball academy instructor in Mobile, Alabama; freshman Luke Wertz: lives in Omaha; senior Daniel Bruce: lawyer in Omaha; junior Brian Duensing: Minnesota Twins reliever; senior Jeremy Becker: lives in Scottsbluff; junior Trey Adams: banker in Dallas; student athletic trainer Russ Ulrich: athletic trainer in Lincoln.
Third row, left to right: Assistant coach Andy Sawyers: Kansas State associate coach; associate coach Rob Childress: Texas A&M coach; redshirt freshman Tony Watson: Pittsburgh Pirates reliever; freshman Drew Schwab; freshman Ryan Hines: market risk analyst in Omaha; junior Brett Jensen: team sports apparel and equipment provider in Denver; junior Brandon Buckman: structural engineer in Omaha; sophomore Jon Klausing; freshman Charlie Shirek: NC Dinos starting pitcher (Korea); senior Dusty Timm; freshman Matt Wagner: baseball academy instructor in Kansas City; volunteer coach Will Bolt: Texas A&M assistant coach; coach Mike Anderson: Oklahoma assistant coach.
Back row, left to right: Senior Jesse Boyer: account manager for a transportation company and living in Omaha; senior Joe Simokaitis: insurance broker in St. Louis; sophomore Joba Chamberlain: Detroit Tigers reliever; senior Brandon Fusilier; sophomore Tyler Vaughn: lives in Dallas; freshman Johnny Dorn: business disaster relief provider in Overland Park, Kansas; senior Phil Shirek: lives in Minot, North Dakota; senior Curtis Ledbetter: Nebraska’s director of baseball operations; sophomore Al Smith: lives in Omaha; freshman Ryan Wehrle: lives in Omaha; redshirt freshman Matt Foust: HR executive in Lincoln; junior Zach Kroenke: completing his degree in Kansas City; junior Alex Gordon: Kansas City Royals outfielder.