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Former Shaker pitcher Tommy Kahnle taken by Yankees in MLB Draft

June 9, 2010 - Shaker High School alum Tommy Kahnle has been selected by the New York Yankees with the final pick of the fifth round, the 175th overall choice, in the 2010 MLB Draft. Kahnle, a pitcher, was two-year letter-winner at Shaker High School. He graduated in 2008.

Kahnle pitched this season as a redshirt sophomore at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fl. He was 2-7 with a 5.06 ERA. As a freshman, he was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Division II national tournament as Lynn won the championship.

Kahnle was two-year letter-winner at Shaker High School. He posted a 1-1 record with two saves, a 3.50 earned-run average and 21 strikeouts in 14 innings while batting .302 his senior year. Kahnle was selected as a Section II Second Team All-Star Outfielder and to the Section II Suburban Council All-Star team. He also lettered in basketball and football and helped the Bison to a Suburban Council basketball championship as a junior.

Kahnle must now choose between signing with the Yankees or returning to college.

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