Caron Named to Buster Posey Award Watch List

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Nebraska catcher Josh Caron was named to the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award Watch List, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced Thursday afternoon.

Caron is batting .308 this season with eight doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 40 RBI and 25 runs scored.

The Sun Prairie, Wis., native has started 29 games behind the dish for the Huskers and is one of five catchers nationally with a .300-plus batting average and at least 15 extra-base hits and 40 runs driven in this season.

Nebraska continues its homestand with a three-game series vs. Maryland this weekend at Hawks Field at Haymarket Park. First pitch of Friday’s series opener between the Huskers and Terrapins is set for 6:05 p.m.