Sciacca and Harris named All-Big Five, Ostapeck is on All-Academic Team
Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs
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
Harris pitches eight-plus innings and Villanova notches first-ever win at Notre Dame
Villanova defeated Saint Joseph's, 8-2, on March 7 in the Villanova Baseball Classic.
On Harris: Top returning pitcher to the staff this season ... Had a breakout year as a sophomore and will once again be the anchor of the weekend starting rotation ... Pro prospect ... Extreme competitor with an above average fastball ... Works effectively to both sides of the plate.
Career: Has made 26 appearances and 14 starts in two seasons ... Owns a 6-8 career record with a 4.05 ERA ... In 106 2/3 innings has allowed 116 hits and 54 runs (48 earned), while walking 31 and striking out 70 ... Opposing batters hit .282 against him and have just one home run in 471 plate appearances ... Has pitched at least seven innings in 10 of his 14 starts.
2013: Stepped into the weekend rotation and was the team's most consistent starting pitcher ... Led the pitching staff in wins, ERA and innings pitched while ranking second in strikeouts and games started ... Went 5-7 with a 3.75 ERA and pitched 86 1/3 innings over 13 starts, including one complete game ... Allowed 94 hits and opponents hit .283 against him ... Walked 20 and struck out 56 while giving up 41 runs (36 earned) ... Gave up just one home run to 375 batters faced ... Allowed three earned runs or less in nine of his 13 starts and pitched at least seven innings on eight occasions ... Posted a 1.32 ERA in 34.0 innings over his first five starts ... Recorded a win in his season debut against La Salle, when he struck out seven and allowed two earned runs in six innings ... Pitched seven innings without allowing an unearned run in a win over Iona ... Struck out seven and allowed just a run on four hits in seven innings against Marist; BIG EAST: Started eight conference games and was 3-4 with a 5.33 ERA over 52 1/3 innings ... Allowed 65 hits and 33 runs (31 earned), while walking 16 and striking out 32 ... Pitched eight innings of a 10-6 win at Notre Dame as Villanova tallied its first-ever victory at Frank Eck Stadium ... Yielded two earned runs and struck out six over 7 2/3 innings to pick up a win at Cincinnati ... On the final day of the regular season gave up just five hits and one run in 8 1/3 innings to register an 11-1 win at Georgetown.
2012: Appeared in 13 games with one start and was 1-1 with a 5.31 ERA ... Logged 20 1/3 innings and allowed 22 hits and 13 runs (12 earned) with 11 walks and 14 strikeouts ... Opponents hit .278 and had just three extra-base hits (zero home runs) in 96 plate appearances ... In his last four outings of the season combined to pitch 9 2/3 innings with just three hits allowed, five strikeouts and a 1.86 ERA ... The stretch included his first collegiate start against Temple, in which he allowed just one hit and no earned runs over 6 2/3 innings to pick up his first career win ... Did not allow a run in six of his 12 relief outings, including his first three appearances of the season ... Tossed scoreless innings in each of his first two collegiate games, against Arkansas and Norfolk State; BIG EAST: Pitched in five games against conference opponents, all in relief ... Allowed six hits and five earned runs in 6 2/3 innings, walking five and striking out three while holding opponents to a .250 average against him ... Allowed one earned run in two innings against St. John's in his BIG EAST debut ... Pitched a scoreless inning of relief against Rutgers during the final weekend of the season.
Streamwood High School: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and three in basketball, where he was a power forward ... Two-time all-conference baseball player as a junior and a senior ... Also named a 2011 All-Area pick as a senior and was his school's Senior Male Athlete of the Year ... Named to the 2010 IHSBCA Summer Tournament All-State Team ... Registered 21 career wins and is his school's record holder with 274 strikeouts ... Achieved High Honor Roll status academically all four years.
Personal: Born 2/12/93 in Elgin, Ill. ... Older of two sons of Richard and Lauri Harris ... Has a younger brother, Zack (17) ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Finance.
BIG EAST All-Academic Team 2011-12
Innings Pitched 8.1 5/18/13 - at Georgetown Strikeouts 7 Two times (3/17/13 - Marist) Batters Faced 37 4/7/13 - at Notre Dame