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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2002

Nebraska's Komine second-team All-American

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i's Shane Komine, the most decorated pitcher in Nebraska history, was named to Baseball America magazine's All-America second team for the third consecutive year, the publication announced yesterday.

Komine said Tuesday he expects to sign a professional contract with the Oakland Athletics before the weekend.

The senior right-hander out of Kalani High (1998) was 10-0 with a 1.87 earned run average with 108 strikeouts in 91 innings in helping the Cornhuskers make a return appearance at the College World Series. He had a no-decision in Nebraska's opening CWS loss to Clemson, and finished the season with opponents batting just .178 against him.

Komine was a ninth-round selection by Oakland in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft. He was the only player with direct ties to Hawai'i named to any of the three teams selected by Baseball America.

Stanford pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, whose mother is from Hawai'i, was a first-team selection. He was 12-1 with a 2.34 ERA.