Punahou grad Harrison named Freshman All-American


It was announced Wednesday that Punahou graduate and Oregon State University starting first baseman KJ Harrison was named to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team as selected by the Collegiate Baseball publication.

“Coming here, my goal was to become a freshman all-american and to be able to reach these goals, it’s something that’s very awesome and I’m very thankful for it,” said Harrison.

Also named Pac-12 Freshman of The Year and an All-Conference First Teamer, Harrison hit .309 with 12 doubles, 3 triples and a team-leading 10 home runs.

His 60 RBIs and 572 putouts led all players in the conference. The Kailua native also ranked No. 24 in the nation and No. 3 among freshmen in runs batted in.

Harrison helped lead Oregon State to a second place Pac-12 finish, as well as an NCAA DI Baseball Tournament birth at the Dallas regional. The Beavers were eliminated after falling to VCU and Dallas Baptist.

Harrison will spend the summer playing for the the Corvallis Knights of the collegiate wood-bat West Coast League. Joining him will be fellow Oregon State starting second baseman, Iolani graduate Christian Donahue.

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