East Carolina’s Devin Harris is one of four players to be named Louisville Slugger National Player-of-the-Week and he also took top honors as WITN's Player-of-the-Week.
Harris had a monster week hitting an impressive .524 (11-for-21) raising his season average 96 points to .332. The junior outfielder led the team with five home runs, 12 RBI, four doubles and slugged 1.429 during the Pirates 3-2 week. He also walked once and swiped 2 of 3 bases.
The Gastonia, N.C. native has homered in four straight games marking the first time since Corey Kemp in 2008 that a Pirate has accomplished this feat. Harris, who recorded four multi-hit and multi-RBI games last week and belted a pair of home runs against Monmouth in the series opener on Mar. 19, collected at least one hit, recorded one RBI and scored one run in all five games.
Harris is the first Pirate to take home the Louisville Slugger weekly honors since Ricky Brooks in 2005. On April 25 of that year, Brooks was also named National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Pitcher-of-the-Week after throwing a no-hitter against Memphis at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium.
Joining Harris as Louisville Slugger National Players-of-the-Week are Jake Plate (Akron), Teddy Kaufman (USF) and Casey Harmon (Clemson).