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
Tyler Sciacca reached base safely six times, John Cialone hit game-tying double in eighth inning
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: Has made as much progress over the course of his career as anyone who has come through the program ... Features an average to above average fastball which he complements with a very good breaking ball ... Will pitch in the late innings and has a chance to begin the year as the closer.
Career: Has made 35 relief appearances and is 1-3 with two saves and a 4.76 ERA in his career ... Logged 45.1 innings and allowed 55 hits and 31 runs (24 earned), while walking 28 and striking out 37 ... Opponents hit .302 against him ... Has faced 224 batters and given up just two home runs ... Has eight career relief outings of two innings or more.
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: Tossed 20.2 innings of league play with a 3.05 ERA and a 1-2 record across seven appearances ... Allowed 13 hits and eight walks in 20.2 innings with 24 strikeouts a?b Kept opponents to a .186 batting average in his seven conference appearances.
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 (22) and Colleen (22) ... Father played attack for the Villanova lacrosse team from 1982-85 and was inducted to the Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2011 ... Majoring in History.
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12, 2012-13
Innings Pitched 3.0 Two times (4/5/13 - at Notre Dame) Strikeouts 4 3/12/13 - at Saint Joseph's Batters Faced 13 4/14/13 - Connecticut