RUSTON, La. – We are only halfway through the 2017 season, but Nate Harris is turning heads across the nation, as the senior right-hander was named a midseason all-American by both D1Baseball and Perfect Game on Thursday morning.
Harris was the only relief pitcher named to D1Baseball’s midseason all-America team as the site released a first team all-American list. Harris was named second team midseason all-American by Perfect Game.
Currently leading Conference USA with seven saves, Nate Harris has been borderline unhittable for the Bulldogs this season. He made his first career start last weekend and allowed just four hits in a complete game shutout performance.
The San Antonio native has seven outings this season where he has pitched two or more innings. In those seven outings, he has combined to pitch 30 innings, giving up just one earned run while striking out 41.
Statistically, Harris ranked second in the nation with a 0.76 WHIP and a 16.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Ranking second in Conference USA with 50 strikeouts, Harris ranked eighth in the country with a 0.76 ERA and 17th in the country with 12.74 strikeouts per nine innings.
Harris and the Bulldogs are back in action tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. against Rice.