Kailua’s KJ Harrison selected to United States national team

K.J. Harrision/ Team USA

Many say representing your country is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but for Punahou graduate KJ Harrison, lightning has struck twice.

For the second consecutive summer, the Oregon State All-Pac-12 first baseman will suit up in the stars and stripes for the United States collegiate national baseball team.

“I’m just so thankful and so blessed to be able to have the opportunity again,” Harrison said. “Just to wear my country across my chest and being able to represent them, it’s very amazing and I’m very thankful for it.”

In his sophomore season with the Beavers, the Kailua native clubbed 10 home runs, 14 doubles, four triples, and drove in 47 runs.

The Americans are scheduled to begin training June 27 in Los Angeles.

Harrison is headed to the prestigious Cape Cod League to play with the Wareham Gateman until he begins with Team USA.

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