Chris Haggarty pitched 2.2 innings for his eighth save
Both players hit home runs as Villanova salvages final game of series
Connor Jones hits second home run of season as bottom third of order has five hits
All of the runs scored in the game came in the last two innings
Harris pitches eight-plus innings and Villanova notches first-ever win at Notre Dame
Villanova opened a three-game series with Manhattan on May 9, 2014.
Villanova hosted St. Peter's on March 15, 2014.
Villanova defeated St. Peter's in walk-off fashion in its home opener on March 15, 2014.
Villanova defeated La Salle, 5-3, on March 26 in a game that was part of the Liberty Bell Classic.
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Haggarty: Fifth-year senior who has pitched in 47 games over the past two seasons ... Key component of the Villanova bullpen in the late innings of games ... Keeps hitters off balance with a solid fastball and above average secondary pitches ... Has a knack for missing bats and getting the big strikeout when needed ... Will be a significant contributor during the season.
Career: Appeared in 55 games with one start and is 3-6 with two saves and a 4.26 ERA ... Has pitched 88 2/3 innings and allowed 90 hits while walking 46 and striking out 82 ... Opponents are batting .264 against him and he averages 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings ... Has given up three home runs to 412 batters faced while being charged with 52 runs (42 earned) ... Has logged at least two innings in 18 of his 54 career relief outings.
2014: Appeared in 20 games with one start as a pitcher ... Appeared in 19 games in relief, tied for third on the team ... Tossed 43.1 innings with a 3.74 ERA and a 2-3 record, allowing 35 hits, 18 walks, 18 earned runs with 45 strikeouts ... Did not allow a home run or triple in his relief outings, only allowed two doubles ... Started at La Salle on March 18; went 2.1 innings and allowed his only home run of the season ... His longest relief appearance, 5.1 innings, came at Xavier on April 11; he also struck out a season-high seven batters in the outing ... He lasted longer than 2.0 innings in 10 of his trips out of the bullpen ... Second on the team with 45 strikeouts ... Led the team with 19 batters who struck out looking ... Kept his opponents to a .220 batting average, the lowest on the team ... Only allowed four-extra base hits ... Had three pickoffs ... BIG EAST: Made seven relief appearances in conference play and was mostly used in long relief ... Logged 20 2/3 innings and led the pitching staff with a 3.05 ERA versus BIG EAST foes ... Went 1-2 overall and held batters to a .186 average against him ... Gave up 13 hits and eight walks while being charged with eight runs (seven earned) ... Had career highs of 5 1/3 innings pitched and seven strikeouts while allowing just a run on three hits at Xavier ... Earned a win against St. Johnâ?TMs with 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing just a hit and an unearned run while striking out two ... Had three strikeouts in 3 2/3 scoreless innings versus Creighton.
2013: Became one of the team's primary options in the late innings out of the bullpen ... Led the team with 27 appearances and was 1-3 with two saves and a 5.84 ERA ... Logged 37.0 innings with 30 strikeouts while allowing 48 hits, 31 runs (24 earned) and 20 walks ... Opposing batters hit .312 against him ... Did not allow a run in 15 of his appearances and surrendered just one earned run six other times ... Logged at least two innings in eight of his appearances ... Gave up just one earned run over 13.0 innings in his first eight appearances and had a 0.69 ERA during that stretch ... Threw two innings and allowed one hit while striking out three to pick up a win against Iona ... Tossed three scoreless innings with a career-high four strikeouts and just one hit allowed versus Saint Joseph's ... In a stretch of eight appearances from March 24 through April 12 allowed three earned runs over 12 2/3 innings (2.13 ERA) ... Recorded the final seven outs against Penn to earn a save during that stretch ... Also went two scoreless innings with three strikeouts for a save against Saint Peter's; BIG EAST: Made 11 appearances against conference opponents and was 0-2 with a 7.53 ERA in 14 1/3 innings ... Allowed 21 hits and 17 runs (12 earned) with 10 walks and seven strikeouts ... Did not allow a home run ... Matched a season high with three innings pitched in the series opener against Notre Dame, during which he allowed just one run on two hits while walking two and striking out two ... Returned in the series finale and recorded the final three outs of a 10-6 win ... Pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout at Pittsburgh.
2012: Appeared in five games and pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings ... Allowed four hits, walked five and struck out four ... Opponents batted .267 against him ... Tossed a scoreless inning and had two strikeouts in a win over NYIT ... Worked a scoreless inning with one hit allowed in his season debut against Central Connecticut State; BIG EAST: Appeared in relief against St. John's and pitched a scoreless inning with two walks and one strikeout.
2011: Pitched in three games out of the bullpen and logged 3 2/3 scoreless innings ... Allowed three hits and three walks while striking out three ... Opposing batters were just 3-for-13 (.231) against him ... In his collegiate debut pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning with one strikeout to close out a 13-1 win over Norfolk State ... Threw 1 2/3 innings of relief and struck out two versus North Carolina A&T ... Pitched a scoreless ninth inning against Iona.
Nyack High School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and one in swimming ... Pitched and played third base as a baseball player ... As a senior posted a 1.44 ERA with 75 strikeouts over 58 innings pitched and threw a no-hitter in the sectional championships ... Merited all-league, all-county and fifth team all-state accolades ... Achieved academic honor roll status all four years ... Named a Rockland County Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Born 8/18/92 in Nyack, N.Y. ... Youngest of three children of John and Marion Haggarty ... Has two older siblings, Brian (23) and Colleen (23) ... Father played attack for the Villanova lacrosse team from 1982-85 and was inducted to the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2011 ... Graduated from Villanova in the spring of 2014 and is currently enrolled in graduate school, where he is pursuing a degree in Education.