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Povich Called up by Baltimore Orioles

Photo Credit: NU Athletic Communications
Photo Credit: NU Athletic Communications

Former Husker Cade Povich is set to become the 41st Nebraska baseball player to reach the Major Leagues after his contract was selected by the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday morning.

It marks the first MLB call-up for Povich, who is scheduled to make his first career start against the Toronto Blue Jays today at 12:07 p.m. CT.

The Bellevue, Neb., native has put up impressive numbers this spring at Triple-A Norfolk, posting a 5-1 record in 11 starts with a 3.18 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 56.2 innings.

Povich was named the International League Pitcher of the Month after a record-breaking month in April. Through five starts in April, Povich posted a 2-1 record with a 1.03 ERA while striking out 40 batters and walking just 10.

The former Husker became the first Tides pitcher in Orioles affiliate franchise history to punch out 40 batters through April and was the first Norfolk Arm since 2022 to fan at least seven batters in four consecutive outings.