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Harris graduated the Academy in 2008


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April 13, 2008

Career Honors
  • MLB First-Year Player Draft selection (2007, 24th round by Atlanta Braves)
  • Baseball America Third-Team All-American (2007 - UT)
  • ABCA/Rawlings Third-Team All-American (2006)
  • Preseason Second-Team All-American (2007)
  • NCBWA Preseason Third-Team All-American (2007)
  • ABCA/Rawlings First-Team All-Northeast Region (2006)
  • ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-Northeast Region (2007)
  • Brooks Wallace Award Watch List (2007, '08)
  • Roger Clemens Award Watch List (2006, '07)
  • Naval Academy Thompson Trophy Cup recipient (2007)
  • Patriot League Pitcher of the Year (2006)
  • First-Team All-Patriot League (2006 - SP)
  • Second-Team All-Patriot League (2007 - SP & DH)
  • Patriot League All-Tournament Team (2007)
  • All-Service Academy Spring Classic Team (2007)
  • College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll (May 11, 2006; Feb. 27, 2007; April 3, 2007)
  • Northeast Regional Performance of the Week (Feb. 19, 2007)
  • ECAC Pitcher of the Week (May 8, 2007)
  • ECAC Player of the Week (April 4, 2007)
  • Patriot League Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 28, 2006; March 13, 2006; April 11, 2006; Feb. 20, 2007; Feb. 27, 2007; May 7, 2007)
  • Patriot League Player of the Week (April 3, 2007)
  • Career Statistics

    Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV    IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO
    2005....  6.46   0-3     9   2   0   0/0     2  15.1   20   20   11   11   22
    2006....  1.74  10-3    13  13   6   2/1     0  82.2   57   22   16   20  113
    2007....  2.14   8-5    14  14   4   1/0     0  88.1   58   34   21   36  119
    TOTAL...  2.32  18-11   36  29  10   3/1     2 186.1  135   76   48   67  254

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT 2005.... .283 40-37 138 18 39 4 2 1 14 2 21 5-9 2006.... .333 41-40 150 29 50 9 2 1 27 9 26 2-3 2007.... .293 49-49 174 36 51 10 4 8 47 17 46 2-3 TOTAL... .303 130-126 462 83 140 23 8 10 88 28 93 9-15

    Game-by-Game Statistics
    Followed up sensational sophomore year with a strong junior campaign as the staff ace and powerful bat in the heart of the lineup ... on the mound, he went 8-5 with a 2.14 ERA over 14 starts that totaled 88.1 innings ... fired four complete games and one shutout ... struck out a Patriot League-record 119 batters and averaged 12.12 strikeouts per nine innings, second-highest mark in league history ... yielded only 58 hits on the year, with opponents hitting a meager .181 off the powerful right-hander ... led the team in starts, complete games, innings pitched, strikeouts and opponent batting average ... tied for the team lead in wins and shutouts ... led and/or tied for the Patriot League lead in opponent batting average, strikeouts, strikeouts looking (32), wins and games started ... ranked second in the league in innings pitched and fourth in ERA ... one of only two pitchers in the country to rank among the nation's top-25 pitchers in strikeouts (20th), strikeouts per nine innings (fifth) and ERA (23rd) ... other pitcher was Oral Roberts' Chance Chapman, an eighth-round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... extremely tough to steal on, as 6-of-13 base stealers were thrown out ... led the team and ranked second in the Patriot League with his four pickoffs ... in Patriot League play, he went 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 32.0 innings ... held the opposition to a .218 batting average and fanned 43 hitters ... did not allow an earned run in his 11.0 innings of work against Army and owns a 0.53 career ERA (1 ER in 17.0 IP) against the Black Knights ... fired a complete-game five-hitter with 11 strikeouts at Lehigh (April 14) ... tough on both left- and right-handed hitters, as they hit .176 (16-for-91) and .183 (42-for-229), respectively ... virtually lights out in the first three innings of the game, as he posted a microscopic 0.43 ERA over 42.0 innings with 67 strikeouts ... opponents hit only .121 (17-for-141) off him during that span ... fanned 30 and walked two with only three hits allowed during 14.0-scoreless innings of work during the first frame ... did not allow an earned run in six of his 14 starts on the year, including the first-two and last-two starts of the campaign ... struck out more batters than innings pitched in 13 of his 14 starts ... tallied three double-digit strikeouts performances ... best outing of the year came in a complete game shutout against UMES (May 5) ... in that effort, he allowed only one hit with two walks and matched his career high with 12 strikeouts ... the lone hit, a single through the right side in the fifth, was the only ball to leave the infield during the entire game ... as a batter, he hit .293 (51-for-174) with 36 runs scored ... led the team in doubles (10), triples (four), home runs (eight), RBI (47), slugging percentage (.534) and sacrifice flies (six) ... his home run and sacrifice fly totals both topped the Patriot League ... four of his eight round trippers either tied or put Navy in the lead ... led the team with 21 two-out RBI ... produced a team-best 15 multi-RBI efforts and 15 multi-hit performances ... strung together a seven-game hitting streak between March 20 and April 1 ... during that stretch, he batted .481 (13-for-27) with two doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI ... smacked six doubles, a triple, four home runs, drove in 23 runs and scored 16 times during Patriot League action ... hit at a .444 (8-for-18) clip with eight runs scored, two doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI during a four-game set at Holy Cross (March 31-April 1) ... homered in three-consecutive games against the Crusaders, becoming just the second player in program history to achieve the feat and the first against a Patriot League foe ... in a four-game set against Lehigh, he batted .438 (7-for-16) with five runs scored, three doubles, a triple and eight RBI ... also went 4-for-6 with two doubles and a triple during his three-game non-league set against UMES (May 5-6) ... on the road, he hit .333 (26-for-78) with four doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 24 RBI ... defied traditional convention by owning a .336 (44-for-131) batting average against right-handed pitchers ... hit .462 (12-for-26) with runners on base with two outs and .573 (9-for-16) with runners in scoring position and two outs ... batted .351 (26-for-74) with four doubles, three triples and three home runs between the first and third innings ... scored three runs in a game twice against Holy Cross (March 31 and April 1) ... produced three base knocks in a game against Air Force (Feb. 23), Buffalo (March 15), George Mason (March 20), Holy Cross (March 31) and UMES (May 6) ... drove home a run in five-straight games between March 31 and April 8 ... during that span, he totaled 11 RBI, highlighted by a season-best four-RBI performance at Holy Cross (4/1) ... was drafted in the 24th round (738th overall pick) by the Atlanta Braves during the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... first Navy player selected prior to senior season in program history ... played summer baseball with the Bourne Braves of the prestigious Cape Cod League ... same summer league team that produced 63 current professional ballplayers, including Oakland's Joe Blanton, Boston's Kevin Youkilis and Baltimore's Chris Ray ... went 1-3 with a 3.94 ERA over eight appearances, seven of which were starts ... struck out 25 batters and walked only 10 in 29.2 innings on the hill ... limited the opposition to a .243 batting average ... was the opening day starter for the Braves, as he fanned six over six innings of three-hit, one-run baseball to pick up the win ... helped his squad to a Western Division regular season title with a 25-17-2 record.

    Game-by-Game Statistics
    Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season ... claimed the Patriot League Triple Crown, as he went 10-3 with a miniscule 1.74 ERA and struck out 113 batters in 13 starts ... during his 82.2 innings on the hill, he allowed only 57 hits and 20 walks ... his 0.93 WHIP and .189 opposing batting average were the lowest in the Patriot League ... no other pitcher in the league either sported a WHIP below 1.00 or an opposing batting average under .200 ... one of only six pitchers in the nation to rank among the top-35 in wins (34th), ERA (ninth) and strikeouts per nine innings (fourth) ... of those six pitchers, two were drafted among the overall top-10 picks (Brady Lincoln - Houston, Tim Lincecum - Washington) and two others were drafted in the first-four rounds (Steven Wright - Hawaii, Eddie Degerman - Rice) ... in Patriot League play, he registered a microscopic 1.04 ERA in 26.0 innings with three complete games while owning a 2-2 mark ... he struck out 30 batters and walked only seven ... league opposition batted a mere .151 (14-for-93) off the right-hander ... overall, leadoff hitters batted only .103 (8-for-78) ... he held the opposition to a .142 (28-for-197) average with the bases empty ... 45.6% of all outs recorded while pitching came via the strikeout (113 strikeouts out of 248 outs) ... posted a 1.48 ERA on the year during the first-four innings, striking out 81 batters in 52.0 innings ... became the first Navy pitcher since Chuck Davis in 1961 to win his first-seven starts of a year ... over his final-five starts of the year, the right-hander recorded a 0.82 ERA in 33.0 innings with 42 strikeouts ... during that stretch, he limited the opposition to a .123 (14-for-114) batting average ... in his final start of the year against Coppin State on May 10, he became the fifth pitcher in school history to throw a complete-game no-hitter ... in that effort, he used 90 pitches with only two balls leaving the infield ... he struck out a season-best 12 batters in the contest, marking his seventh 10-plus strikeout performance of the year ... when not pitching, he also made 26 starts at first base ... at the plate, he shared the team-best batting average with a .333 (50-for-150) mark ... belted nine doubles, two triples, one home run and drove in 27 runs ... stole two bases in three attempts ... tallied 15 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI performances ... hit .412 (14-for-34) with three doubles and four RBIs in Patriot League action ... led the team with a .380 (19-for-50) average against left-handed pitchers ... batted .448 (26-for-58) with six doubles, two triples and one home run between the fourth and sixth innings ... posted an 11-game hitting streak between March 14-April 1 ... during that stretch, he hit at a .383 (18-for-47) clip with three doubles, one triple and seven RBIs ... he drove in a team season-best five runs in a 3-for-6 effort with three runs scored at UMES on March 11 ... went 2-for-2 with a double, home run and four RBIs in Navy's season opener against Coppin State on Feb. 5 ... played with Youse's Maryland Orioles of the Cal Ripken Sr. Collegiate Baseball League during the summer ... went 1-3 with a 4.68 ERA in six games ... threw two complete games and the team's lone shutout ... struck out 26 batters in 25.0 innings ... held the opposition to a .263 batting average.

    Served Navy in both hitting and pitching duties during his rookie season at Annapolis ... played in 40 games, making 37 starts ... hit .283 (39-for-138) with four doubles, two triples, a home run, 14 RBIs and five stolen bases ... ranked third on the team in batting average ... tied for the team-lead with his two triples ... batted .327 (32-for-98) against right-handed pitchers ... tied team-leading 12 multi-hit games ... recorded a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 26 to March 19 ... hit .429 (15-for-35) with three doubles and three RBIs during the streak ... on the mound, he went 0-3 with a 6.46 ERA and two saves in 15.1 innings ... one of five pitchers tied for fifth in the Patriot League with two saves ... struck out 22 batters (12.91 strikeouts per nine innings) ... tied for the team-high in saves ... one of three Navy pitchers to pick up a save in Patriot League games ... league hitters batted only .214 (3-for-14) against the right-hander ... went 3-for-5 with a double, triple, three RBIs and three runs scored in first collegiate game at Savannah State (2/19) ... belted his first-career home run against Holy Cross (4/10) ... hit at a .357 (5-for-14) clip with two runs and two RBIs in the Army series (4/30-5/2) ... during his two starts on the mound, he struck out 11 batters in seven innings of work ... fanned six batters in three innings during his start against Bucknell (4/4) ... hurled 1.2 innings of hitless, scoreless relief with three strikeouts to earn his first-career save against Air Force (2/26) ... came in and recorded the final out at Lehigh to rack up a save (4/24).

    High School:
    Attended South Point High School ... lettered in baseball ... earned all-conference and all-state honors in the sport during the 2003 and '04 seasons ... named his team's MVP in 2004 ... played for the North Carolina State Games team in 2003.

    Son of Cy and Cindy Harris ... born Nov. 7, 1985, in Ocala, Fla. ... majoring in general engineering.

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