Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, April 6, 2001


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Top prep player Tabion
commits to UH

By Dave Reardon

Shannon Tabion, who pitched all 22 innings as Baldwin High won the state tournament in February, has made a verbal commitment to accept a softball scholarship at the University of Hawaii.

The 5-foot-8 righthander joins Iolani infielder Noelle Izumi as players expected to sign letters of intent with the Wahine on Wednesday. Tabion said she chose Hawaii over Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii-Hilo.

"I kind of wanted to stay home, so I didn't really look into mainland schools," she said.

Tabion won all 12 of her Maui Interscholastic League games. in the state tournament, her three victories included 1-0 wins over defending state champion Iolani and, for the championship, Kamehameha.

"She gets clocked between 60 and 62 mph and varies her speeds a lot," Baldwin coach Ryan Souza said. "Her best advantage is a good 'up' pitch, combination rise and screwball.

"She also played some outfield in outside leagues and can hit to all fields," he added.

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