Wright gets third All-America honor
Hawai'i pitcher Steven Wright was named to Baseball America's All-America second team, the magazine posted on its Web site yesterday.
Wright, who just completed his junior season, was 11-2 with a 2.30 earned run average. The right-hander had 123 strikeouts to 19 walks in 109 2/3 innings in helping the Rainbows reach their first regional since 1993.
"It's an honor," Wright said in a telephone interview. "It's just a reflection of my hard work and the accomplishments of our team this past year."
This was Wright's third All-America honor this season. The Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year was also selected for All-America teams by the National Baseball Foundation and Louisville Slugger (third team). Wright, the only WAC player picked by Baseball America, is UH's first Baseball America All-America pick since pitcher Mark Johnson was a third-team selection in 1996.
Wright was drafted in the second round last week by the Cleveland Indians, but has yet to sign. He got a chance to work out on Monday, he said. Wright is still recovering from mononucleosis, which was diagnosed just before his scheduled start at the Corvallis (Ore.) Regionals nearly two weeks ago.