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
Connor Jones hit three-run home run in bottom of sixth inning
On Harris: Strong left-handed pitcher who made great strides at the end of the 2012 season and has worked his way into an increased role on the team ... Can keep hitters off balance with both his fastball and off-speed pitches ... Should begin the season in starting rotation ... Poised for a successful season as he continues to develop within the Villanova system.
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 (16) ... Enrolled in the Villanova School of Business and is majoring in Business.