2006-2007 - Major Leagues
Two-time All-American Shane Komine became the 23rd former Husker to reach the Major Leagues, as he made his Major League debut on July 30, 2006. Komine’s first appearance in the Majors was a memorable one, as he out-dueled former Cy Young winner Roy Halladay. Komine allowed one run on four hits over six innings against the Blue Jays, leaving with a 2-1 lead before Oakland rallied in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 win. Komine made two starts for the Athletics in 2006, allowing five runs over nine innings of work, but did not record a decision. In 2007, he made two relief appearances, posting a 4.78 ERA for the Athletics.
2002 - Senior
Komine cemented himself as one of the best pitchers in Nebraska history with a stellar senior season. In 13 starts, Komine finished the year a perfect 10-0, including three complete games and a shutout. In 96.2 innings, Komine posted a 2.33 ERA with 115 strikeouts, while the batters he faced combined to hit for only a .178 average. His performance throughout the season awarded him second-team All-Big 12 honors, while also nabbing one third-team All-America honor and two second-team All-American honors.
Komine finished his playing time at Nebraska holding multiple season and career pitching records. At the time of his graduation, Komine had multiple seasons that ranked him among the best in school history, including the top two seasons in games started and innings pitched, three of the top four seasons in strikeouts and wins, and was tied for first with his 1.000 winning percentage in 2002. Komine also left as the career-leader in wins (41), stikeouts (510), innings pitched (431.0), games started (59) and complete games (18).
2001 - Junior
Nebraska's nominee for Big 12 Male Student-Athlete of the Year, Komine was tabbed as the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year for the second-straight season. Against conference foes, he went 8-0, while heading all league pitchers in strikeouts (84), strikeouts per nine innings (10.22) and games started (10). In addition, he was second in complete games (five) and third in innings pitched (74), while posting a 3.65 ERA against the conference. NU was a perfect 10-0 in Big 12 games he started in 2001.
During the postseason, Komine shined, as the Huskers reached the College World Series for the first time. Against top-seeded Cal State Fullerton, the right-hander allowed three first-inning runs to the Titans, but settled down to allow one earned run the rest of the way, while striking out nine en route to the only complete game during the College World Series. Although the loss snapped a school-record 14-game winning streak, Komine kept the Huskers within striking distance before falling 5-4. He may have enjoyed his finest hour against Rice in the Super Regional opener, striking out 12 in a 162-pitch masterpiece. He allowed three hits and allowed one runner to reach third in improving to 16-0 in his career at Buck Beltzer Stadium. In the Huskers' NCAA opener against Northern Iowa, he struck out nine and allowed a pair of earned runs in eight solid innings. Six days after a hip injury limited him to two innings at Iowa State, Komine earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Tournament team, as he handcuffed Oklahoma State, throwing eight innings of six-hit ball, while tying a tournament record with 12 strikeouts in the Huskers' 7-1 win.
After losing his opener against No. 1 ranked Georgia Tech on Feb. 11, the right-hander did not taste defeat during the regular season, winning 11 of his school-record 14 consecutive decisions during the regular season. Against 2000 CWS qualifier Louisiana-Lafayette, Komine began a stretch of working seven of more innings in 11 straight starts. The streak was highlighted by wins over Texas Tech on March 2, where he allowed two runs and struck out 10 in a 3-2 win, and No. 9 Baylor, when he outdueled Bear ace Steven White and struck out 11 in a 6-4 win. In both outings, he was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. He had 10 or more Ks six times, including a season-high 12 at Northwestern State on March 15. Against Kansas on April 20, Komine threw eight innings of shutout ball, striking out 10 and did not allow a fly ball (10K, 11 GO, 1CS, 2DP) in a 9-0 win.
2000 - Sophomore
In conference play, Komine led all Big 12 pitchers in strikeouts (106) and ranked second in wins (7) and complete games (5), as opponents hit a league-low .193. His mastery of Texas on May 6 in a six-hit shutout earned him Collegiate Baseball's Louisville Slugger National Pitcher-of-the-Week and Phillips 66 Big 12 Pitcher-of-the-Week honors. Komine's shutout of the No. 6 Longhorns marked his second consecutive complete game shutout, after holding Iowa State scoreless on seven hits while striking out 12 on April 28. After allowing three earned runs in 4.2 innings in a 4-2 loss at Baylor on March 31, Komine surrendered just six earned runs with 65 strikeouts and seven walks in 50 innings for a 6-0 record and a 1.08 ERA before the Big 12 Tournament. In his only appearance in the Big 12 Tournament, he was touched for seven earned runs, including three homers, in 4.2 innings in Nebraska's 12-10 loss to Missouri. Before being roughed up in Oklahoma City, Komine had been nearly untouchable, yielding just two runs in his last 26.2 innings during the regular season. In his last regular-season start against Fresno State, Komine notched his seventh consecutive victory, allowing two runs in eight innings. He tied a school record with 17 strikeouts in a win over Kansas, and followed with 16 strikeouts in a complete-game win over Missouri on April 14. Following his school-record performance against Kansas, Komine was named Collegiate Baseball's National Pitcher of the Week and the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week. He claimed his first conference pitcher-of-the-week award after striking out 13 Texas Tech hitters in eight innings of an 11-0 win.
He earned a spot on the NCAA Minneapolis All-Regional team by throwing a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts through 7.1 innings to pick up a 2-1 win over Butler before being hit by a jaw-shattering line drive. Despite having his jaw broken in two places, Komine retrieved the ball and recorded the out before leaving the contest. His resolve was put to the test pitching at the Super Regional at Stanford just eight days after suffering a broken jaw in NU's NCAA Tournament opener. Pitching with a titanium plate in his jaw after losing 10 pounds because of the injury, Komine allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits in seven innings of work to suffer his first loss since late March. He struck out five Cardinal hitters, as the teams were tied at 1-1 entering the sixth.
1999 - Freshman
For his efforts, he was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and earned honorable-mention All-Big 12 honors from league coaches and the Dallas Morning News. He was also named a first-team freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was named to Baseball America?s Second-Team Freshman All-America Team.
Komine started quickly, winning his first five decisions in his first nine appearances, capped by two innings of relief work in a 9-8 come-from-behind win over Texas. He threw the first of two straight complete games against eighth-ranked Texas A&M, striking out three in a 9.2 inning performance, but suffered his first career loss in a 3-2 setback to the Aggies. Seven days later, he rebounded against No. 23 Oklahoma State, striking out six in a 15-7 Husker win. Although he was a regular in the Husker rotation, Komine was called on often in the Husker bullpen. In seven relief appearances, he compiled a 2-1 record, had two saves and a near-untouchable 0.39 ERA in 23 innings. He struck out 27 batters, allowed just 19 hits and walked only nine batters.
His most impressive outing came out of the bullpen in a 6-5, 16-inning loss at Iowa State. In 9.2 innings, Komine struck out 16 Cyclones, the most ever by a Husker reliever, and did not allow an earned run, en route to earning Big 12 Player-of-the-Week honors, as Iowa State scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 16th. In his two losses, Komine had a sterling 0.94 ERA. Komine suffered back spasms through the second half of the 1999 season, limiting him to just 4.1 innings in Nebraska's postseason run (2.1 vs. Oklahoma, 0.1 vs. Texas A&M and 1.2 vs. Mississippi State). Against the No. 1 ranked Aggies, Komine earned his second save of the year, striking out Chad Hudson with the tying run on third in the 8-7 victory.
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