Brian Harris - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#6 Brian Harris Season 2007-08


Class Sophomore
Height 5'9"
Weight 180 LBS
Hometown Nashville, Tenn.
High School Montgomery Bell Academy

Coach Corbin Quote: I am really proud of what Brian has accomplished at Vanderbilt. He epitomizes what college baseball is all about. He went from a redshirt player to an All-SEC shortstop because of his perseverance. Brian is our most consistent player in every facet of the game…does everything well. Tremendous hands and defensive player.

2010: Hit .286 with 5 home runs and 34 RBI in 65 games on the year… Led the team with a .489 on-base % (55 walks, 37 HBP)… 55 walks in a season is the fourth most by any VU player while 37 hit-by-pitch is a NCAA Division I national record… Set the NCAA Division I record for hit-by-pitch (36) in a season against Louisville in the NCAA Regional Championship game (6/7)… Hit .286 with four runs scored in five games at the NCAA Regional (6/4-6/7)… Ranks among the top-8 in the SEC in on-base % (.498) and walks (54)… Went a combined 4-for-13 with three RBI, two doubles, five walks and three runs scored in three-game sweep against Mississippi St. (5/14-5/16)… Reached base eight of 10 plate appearances, going 4-for-6 with two RBI, two walks, two hit by pitches and a run scored in 17-inning game with Louisville (5/11)… Went (4-for-14) with two RBI, a home run and three runs scored in LSU series (5/7-5/9)… Scored a career-high five runs while going 2-for-4 with two walks against Georgia (4/30)… Went 2-for-3 with two RBI in Sunday game against Auburn (4/18)… Reached base all five plate appearances against Belmont, going 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored (4/6)… Went 2-for-5 in series opener against Florida (4/2)… Went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, including three-run homer against Wofford (3/31)… Drove in four runs against Wright State (3/24), going 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored… Went 4-for-10 with 4 RBI and a triple in series with Ohio (3/12-3/14)… Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored against UT-Martin (3/10)… Went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored against Tennessee Tech (3/3)… Was 4-for-9 with two RBI and four runs scored in three games of Dodgertown Classic (2/26-2/28)… Went a combined 3-for-6 with seven runs scored and two RBI while walking five times in season-opening series with Niagara (2/19-2/21).

2009: Hit .299 with 65 runs scored and 45 RBI on the season… First Team All-SEC selection… Named to the SEC All-Defense team… Led team in runs scored and finished second on the team in doubles with 21… Finished second on the team in walks (39) and fourth on the team in on-base percentage (.439)… Led the SEC in hit-by-pitches with 21… Played in all 64 games, including 63 starts… Went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored against Louisville (5/31)… Went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and run scored in 11-1 route of Arkansas at the SEC Tournament (5/23)… Went 2-for-4, including two walks and two runs scored against UT (5/16)… Went 2-for-4 with a walk and run scored in series opener with Tennessee (5/14)… Recorded two hits in five at-bats in series finale with Georgia (5/10)… Went 2-for-4 with an RBI, walk, and two runs scored in Saturday game against Georgia (5/9)… Scored two runs and had an RBI in first game of Belmont doubleheader (5/5)… Had a career day, going 4-for-4 with a home run, four hits, two runs, and two RBI on 4/26… Was 3-for-5 with a home run, three hits, two runs, and three RBI against Mississippi State on 4/25… Contributed a hit and three RBI against Louisville on 4/22… Had a hit and two runs against Austin Peay on 4/21… Contributed two hits, two runs, and three RBI in the second game of the doubleheader against Alabama on 4/18… Had three hits and a run against Alabama on 4/17… Was 3-for-3 with three runs and RBI against Arkansas on 4/11… Had two RBI against Arkansas on 4/10… Hit three-run homer, third HR of year, against Florida (4/5) to cap off 14 unanswered runs in 16-9 win … Went 2-for-5 with run scored against Auburn (3/28) … Reached base three times and scored twice against Wright State (3/25) going 1-for-2 with a walk and hit-by-pitch… Went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and three runs scored against Austin Peay (3/24)… Went a team-best 2-for-4 at the plate with a walk and run scored in Sunday game against Kentucky (3/22)… Went 2-for-5 with a double and pair of RBI against Belmont (3/18)… Reached base two out of three times with two runs scored and two hits, including a double and three RBI in second game of doubleheader with Ole Miss (3/15)… Scored the lone run and collected two of the team[apos]s four hits, including the only extra base hit in first game of doubleheader against Ole Miss (3/15)… Scored four runs with two RBI and two walks against Lipscomb (3/10)… Went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in Sunday game against UIC (3/8)… Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, two walks and an RBI in 10-3 win over Lipscomb (3/3)… Drove in a run with RBI double in game two of Vermont series (2/28)… Went 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, and three RBI against Western Kentucky (2/25)… Posted two runs and two stolen bases in 1-for-2 effort against Cal (2/23)… Went 3-for-5 with a homerun and four RBI in 12-9 win over fifth-ranked Stanford … Hit .206 with a home run, 13 runs scored and 11 RBI in 35 games for Chatham in the Cape Cod League.

2008: Hit .268 with 17 runs scored and 23 RBI on the season…Started 17 games in place of the injured Pedro Alvarez. Started 14 games at second in place of the injured Alex Feinberg…Made first start of the season against Xavier (3/2), registering a career-high three hits and driving in three runs…Drove in two runs against Louisville (3/4)…Went 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in Friday game against Illinois-Chicago (3/7)…Drove in two runs in Sunday game against UIC (3/9) … Scored two runs in Friday game against South Carolina (3/14)…Had two-run single against Lipscomb (3/19)…Tied a career high with three hits against Middle Tennessee (3/26)…Drove in the game-winning run in the 12th inning against Arkansas (3/29)…Went 2-for-4 against Austin Peay (4/9)…Went 2-for-4 against Mississippi State (4/12)…Hit first career homer, a three-run shot, against Lipscomb (4/15)…Had RBI double against Western Kentucky (4/16)…Had solo homer against Kentucky (4/25), his first homer at Hawkins Field … Hit .278 with 13 RBI in 37 games for Sanford, the New England Collegiate Baseball League Champions, over the summer. Led the team in runs (25) and doubles (7) and on-base percentage (.377). Ranked second on team in base-on-balls (16) and first in hit-by-pitch (4).

Served as a backup infielder with eight starts in 29 games … Hit .283 with 12 runs scored … Went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored against Middle Tennessee (4/18) … Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI against Middle Tennesee (3/28) … 2-for-5 with a run scored against Western Kentucky (3/6) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Austin Peay (2/27) … Recorded RBI single in first career at bat in first game of doubleheader against Ohio (2/18) … Played for the Saratoga Phillies of the New York Collegiate Baseball League over the summer. Hit .266 with five doubles and 14 RBI in 36 starts with 10 stolen bases in 12 attempts.

Redshirted. Played for the Galesburg Pioneers of the Central Illinois Collegiate League over the summer. Batted .242 with two homers, six doubles, a triple and 12 RBI in 39 games (35 starts).

High School:
Helped lead Montgomery Bell Academy to 2004 state championship … Was an all-state selection in football and baseball in 2004 … Football team won 2002 and 2003 state championships … Lettered in baseball and football for three years … Started all four years … Played with former Vandy teammate Brad French … Played for the Worth Copperheads in summer ball.

William Brian Harris … Born 1/20/87 …. Son of Robert and the late Cay Harris … Brother, Andrew, is a redshirt freshman for the Commodores … Father, Robert, is a Vanderbilt baseball alum and a past president of the Bull Pen Club … Majoring in organizational leadership … Nickname is ‘Dirty Harry’.

Career Game Highs

Hits: 4, most recently vs. Louisville (5/11/10)
Runs: 5, vs. Georgia (4/30/10)
RBI: 4, most recently vs. Wright State (3/24/10)
Walks: 3, most recently vs. Lipscomb (4/20/10)
HRs: 1, most recently vs. Wofford (3/31/10)
Strikeouts: 3, most recently at Auburn (3/29/09)
Stolen Bases: 2, most recently vs. Niagara (2/20/10)