Brett Harris Named To Collegiate Baseball's Freshmen All-American Team
By ODU Athletics
June 3, 2009
TUCSON, ARIZ--Old Dominion University Freshman pitcher/designated hitter Brett Harris (Chesapeake, Va.) has been named to the 2009 Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team.
Harris, the Colonial Athletic Association's Rookie of the Year was 6-4 this season with a 4.95 earned run average as he led the CAA in complete games with five. He fanned 49 batters in 80 innings of work. Harris also hit .303 with seven doubles and 31 RBI as a designated hitter and outfielder.
Harris fanned a career high eight batters against Rutgers (3-7) and George Mason (3-20). He also knocked in four runs in a game against VCU (5-10) and UNC Wilmington (5-16), and had two doubles in a game against Hofstra. Harris' longest hitting streak was nine games. He was selected CAA Rookie of the Week twice this season.
Harris becomes the 12th Monarch newcomer since 1985 to be named Freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
The national squad is headed by Collegiate Baseball's Freshman Pitcher of the Year Trevor Bauer of UCLA and Player of the Year Anthony Rendon of Rice.
PAST ODU FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS 1985 Wiley Lee (2b) 1990 Stephen Lyons (RHP) 1991 Wayne Gomes (RHP) 1993 Kevin Gibbs (OF) 1994 Brett Wheeler (RHP) 1995 Ron Walker (3b/RHP) 1997 Shawn Pearson (OF) 1998 Tim Hummel (SS) 2000 Brent Sollenberger (Of) 2001 Matt Moye (OF) 2002 Justin Verlander (RHP) 2006 Dan Hudson (RHP)