Silva’s competitive nature helping pitchers

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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am

LINCOLN — By the time Ted Silva earned the title-clinching win for Cal State Fullerton at the 1995 College World Series, with a future mentor admirably looking on from the opposing dugout, the characteristics that still define the NU pitching coach were well-established.

“What set him apart (then), and what sets him apart today — it’s his competitiveness,” said Mike Gillespie, the former USC coach whose Trojans spent eight innings trying to knock Silva out of that championship game nearly two decades ago. “He just doesn’t give in.”

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