Big 12 baseball team


Monday, May 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Dallas-AP) -- Nebraska pitcher Shane Komine was named Big 12 baseball player of the year and Baylor's Steve Smith is coach of the year in voting by the coaches.

Details were released Monday in Dallas:


2000 All-Big 12 Conference Baseball Team
(As Selected by Conference Head Coaches)


First Team
1B-Dan Johnson, Nebraska, 6-2, 210, Jr., Coon Rapids, Minn..
2B-Tommy Nicholson, Texas, 5-9, 160, Jr., Anaheim, Calif.
SS-Ryan Stegall, Missouri, 6-1, 188, So., Liberty, Mo.
3B-Jason Bartlett, Oklahoma, 6-0, 170, Jr., Lodi, Calif.
Utility-Todd West, Texas, 5-11, 170, Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo.
C-Justin Cowan, Nebraska, 5-8, 190, Jr., Tumwater, Wash.
OF-Aaron Runk, Iowa State, 5-11, 185, Sr., Stillwater, Minn.
OF-Carlos Gautreaux, Oklahoma State, 5-8, 175, Sr., Abbeville,
La.
OF-Ben Emond, Texas, 6-0, 180, Sr., Farnham, Quebec, Canada
OF-Jeff Bajenaru, Oklahoma, 6-1, 190, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga,
Calif.
DH-Matt Hopper, Nebraska, 6-4, 195, Fr., Morrison, Colo.
Starting Pitchers-Chad Hawkins, Baylor, 6-7, 215, Jr.,
Grapevine, Texas; Kyle Evans, Baylor, 6-3, 187. Jr., Albuquerque,
N.M.; Shane Komine, Nebraska, 5-10, 165, So., Honolulu, Hawai,i;
Beau Hale, Texas, 6-1, 205, Jr., Mauriceville, Texas
Relief Pitchers-Zane Carlson, Baylor, 5-10, 160, Fr., Dallas,
Texas; Charlie Thames, Texas, 6-1, 185, Jr., Humble, Texas

Player of the Year-Shane Komine
Nebraska Coach of the Year-Steve Smith, Baylor.
Newcomer Player of the Year-Dan Johnson, 1B, Nebraska
Newcomer Pitcher of Year--Charlie Thames, Texas
Freshman Player of the Year-Matt Hopper, DH, Nebraska,
Freshman Pitcher of the Year-Zane Carlson, Baylor

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Second Team
1B-(tie) Mark English, Kansas State, 6-2, 175, Jr., Roeland
Park, Kan.; Rick Park, Oklahoma, 6-4, 215, Sr., Norman, Okla.
2B-Preston Underdown, Baylor, 5-11, 180, Sr., Phoenix, Ariz.
SS-Tommy Whiteman, Oklahoma, 6-3, 175, So., Midwest City, Okla.
3B-Ryan Klocksien, Kansas, 6-2, 195, So., Shorewood, Minn.
Util.-Jace Brewer, Baylor, 6-0, 170, So., Washington, Okla.
C-Kelly Shoppach, Baylor, 5-11, 190, So., Ft. Worth, Texas
OF-Jaime Bubela, Baylor, 6-1, 200, Jr., Houston, Texas; Adam
Stern, Nebraska, 5-10, 165, So., London, Ontario, Canada; Marco
Cunningham, Texas Tech, 5-10, 185, Sr., Silt, Colo.; Jason Rainey,
Texas Tech, 6-0, 185, Jr., Cooper, Texas
DH-Chaz Eiguren, Texas Tech, 6-5, 215, Sr., Broomfield, Colo.
Starting Pitchers-Austin Mix, Oklahoma, 6-3, 208, Fr., Coppell,
Texas; Matt Smith, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 218, Jr., Henderson, Nev.;
Josh Merrigan, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 220, Jr., Vermilion, S.D.; D.J.
Jones, Texas, 6-1, 205, Sr., Forney, Texas
Relief Pitcher-Jeff Bajenaru, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention
1B Jeff Ontiveros, Texas; 2B Zach Lekse, Oklahoma; 2B Will Bolt,
Nebraska; SS Nebassett Brown, Oklahoma State; SS John Nelson,
Kansas; 3B Landon Brandes, Missouri; C Ryan Wickham, Iowa State; C
Ryan Budde, Oklahoma State; OF Daylan Holt, Texas A&M; DH Jade
O'Brien, Iowa State; SP Pete Smart, Kansas; SP Rusty Philbrick,
Kansas; SP Jamie Rodrigue, Nebraska; SP Kevin Tracey, Texas Tech.