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Harrison Eldridge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Farragut

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 159

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
11/12/1985

Experience:
3L

B/T:
L/R


Four-year starter that will patrol center field ... Quick first step and has outstanding instincts in the field ... Has a knack for getting on base at the top of the order ... Good base runner ... Clutch hitter with surprising power ... Named preseason first-team All Conference USA honors as an outfielder (coaches) and first-team All C-USA by SEBaseball.com ... One of three Pirates to have lettered all three years in the Pirate program (T.J. Hose and Jamie Ray) ... 2007: Named first-team All C-USA ... Earned 2007 C-USA All-Tournament team honors ... Named C-USA Hitter-of-the-Week (3/26) ... College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll recipient (3/27) ... Started all 62 games played ... Hit below .300 for the first time in his career (.295/72-for-244) ... Pounded out hits in 44-of-62 games played ... Ranked third on the team with 72 hits ... Smacked six home runs, drove in 28 and scored 58 ... Stole a career-high 15 bases ranking among the conference leaders ... Recorded 19 doubles and drew a team second-best 31 free passes ... Posted a .975 fielding percentage with four assists, while committing four errors in 160 chances ... Had 20 multi-hit games, recording four hits against Liberty (2/11) ... Collected five multi-RBI games with a season-high three RBI coming against Tulane (5/23) in the C-USA Tournament ... Hit a career-high six home runs on the year coming against UCLA, N.C. State (twice), Old Dominion, Houston and Tulane ... Longest hit streak of the season was eight games (3/13-25) where he batted .424 (14-for-33) with five doubles, five RBI and scored 13 runs ... Also had three 6-game hitting streaks ... Tied single-game career-highs in hits (4 vs. Liberty) and runs (3 vs. Liberty/High Point) ... Drove in the game-winning runs against ODU (4/18) and Tulane (5/23) with home runs in the seventh frames ... ECU posted a 40-22 record when hitting in the leadoff spot of the order ... Had greater success when batting against lefties (.338/22-for-65) than right-handers (.279/50-for-179) ... Sported a .320 average when leading off an inning and a .304 average with runners on base ... Collected a team-best 14 hits when batting in the first inning (.269) and third inning (.359), while leading the team with 10 hits in the seventh (.556) ... Ranked among the team leaders in doubles, games started runs scored, steal attempts, stolen bases and total plate appearances (first); at-bats, games played and walks (second); hits and total bases (third); home runs and sac-bunts (t-3rd); on-base percentage, RBI and slugging percentage (fifth) ... In C-USA ranked among leaders in doubles (third); runs scored (t-4th); total plate appearances (fifth); at-bats (sixth) and stolen bases (seventh) ...Batted .283 (26-for-92) in conference games, while hitting .303 (46-for-152) in non-conference action ... Ranked fifth on the team with a .307 batting average at Clark-LeClair Stadium ... In C-USA Tournament play was 5-for-17 (.294) with five runs scored, four RBI and a home run ... Smacked three-run homer (game-winning) against Tulane in the tournament ... Also stole home in the bottom of the tenth inning against Southern Miss to give ECU a 2-1 victory ... Collected just three hits in the Chapel Hill Regional with a double, three runs scored and an RBI ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.361, 1 HR, 5 RBI), March (.319, 1 HR, 9 RBI), April (.233, 2 HR, 8 RBI), May (.308, 2 HR, 5 RBI) and June (.214, 0 HR and 4 RBI) ... 2006: Started all 57 games played in right field ... Ranked second on the team with a .336 batting average ... Was 73-for-217 at the plate with 44 runs scored, 26 RBI and 15 extra-base hits ... Recorded 13 doubles and two home runs ... Pounded out hits in 45-of-57 games played ... Drew a team second-best 28 walks and struck out 29 times ... Stole a team second-best 12 bases in 19 attempts ... Posted a .986 fielding percentage with six assists, while committing two errors in 139 chances ... Had 19 multi-hit games, recording four-hits against N.C. A&T (4/4) and Memphis (5/18) ... Collected five multi- RBI games with a season-high three coming against Rice (3/25) ... Went deep in back-to-back games against Marist (3/17 and 3/18) ... Posted the fourth longest team hitting streak (10 games from April 28 to May 14) ... During that span he hit .390 (16-for-41) ... Also had a seven game hit streak (March 25 to April 4) and a pair of eight-game hitting streaks (Feb. 25 to March 10; April 8 to April 22) ... Established new career-highs in at-bats (6 vs. Southern Miss) and stolen bases (3 vs. UAB), while tying career-highs in runs scored, hits, RBI and home runs ... When hitting in the seventh, eighth and ninth spots in the order, ECU posted an 11-4 record ... Posted almost identical batting averages against left-handed (.333/19-for-57) and right handed pitchers (.338/54-for-160) ... Sported the second-best average with runners on base (.358); third-best when leading off an inning (.375) and with bases loaded (.600); fifth-best with runners in scoring position (.327) ... Collected a team-best 12 hits when batting in the fourth inning (.480) and a team-best eight hits when batting in the ninth (.571) ... Ranked among team leaders in on-base percentage and hit by pitches (first); runs scored and steal attempts (t- 1st); batting average, hits, doubles, stolen bases and walks (second); sac flies (t-2nd); total plate appearances (third); games started and played (fourth); at-bats (t-4th); total bases and stolen base percentage (fifth) ... Batted .365 (35-for-96) in 24 conference games, while hitting .314 (38-for-121) in non conference action ... Led the team with a .333 batting average away from Clark-LeClair Stadium ... Posted a .348 average with two home runs and 15 RBI at home ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.250, 0 HR, 3 RBI), March (.298, 2 HR, 9 RBI), April (.382, 0 HR, 7 RBI) and May (.367, 0 HR, 7 RBI) ... Played summer ball for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League ... Started all 24 games played in the outfield ... Posted a .213 average (19-of-89) with five home runs and 19 RBI ... Eight-of--19 hits went for extra-bases ... Scored 13 runs and swiped 3-of-4 stolen base attempts ... 2005: Hit .313 as the starting right fielder during first active season in ECU program ... Played in 59-of-61 games, making 46 starts ... Was 52-for-166 with 27 runs scored, 34 RBI and 14 extra-base hits ... Recorded nine doubles, one triple (at UAB 5/14) and four home runs ... Blasted solo shots against Navy (3/13), UNC Wilmington (3/23) and N.C. State (4/6) and clubbed a two-run shot against USF (5/7) ... Drew 23 bases on balls and struck out 19 times ... Picked up four stolen bases in nine attempts ... Posted a .976 fielding percentage with two assists, while committing two errors in 82 chances ... Enjoyed facing LHP (.367/11-for-30) more than right-handers (.301/41-for-136) ... With runners in scoring position (RISP), boasted a .352 average (19-for-54) which ranked among team leaders ... Recorded three-hit games against Navy (3/12), UNC Wilmington (3/23) and UAB (5/14) ... Had nine multi-RBI games, posting at least three RBI on four occasions Clemson (2/20), Navy (1/13), Louisville (4/17) and USF (5/7) ... Held the third longest hitting streak (9 games - 3/8 to 3/23) while hitting .515 (17-for-33) in that span ... When hitting in the No. 8 and No. 9 spots in the lineup, ECU posted a 20-10 record ... Helped ECU to a 25-21 record when starting, while hitting .309 (47-for-152) with 26 runs scored, 31 RBI and 14 extra-base hits ... Appeared in five post-season games (all starts) ... Hit safely in all three Conference USA Tournament games (.300/3-for-10), driving in two runs... In five postseason games, went 5-for-15 (.333) ... Went 2-of-3 with one run scored against Arizona State in the NCAA Tempe Regional (6/3) ... Batted .297 (27-for-91) in 26 C-USA games ... Collected the third-best average in non-league games (.333/23-for-75) ... A .333 hitter on the road (30-for-90) and a .289 performer at home in 28 games ... Ranked in the top-five on the team in games played (t-1st); steal attempts (third); walks and stolen bases (t-4th); sac bunts, on-base percentage and RBI (fifth) ... Tied for third all-time among freshman in games played (59) ... Month-by-month analysis includes February (.267, 0 HR, 3 RBI), March (.385, 2 HR, 14 RBI), April (.239, 1 HR, 10 RBI), May (.313, 1 HR, 7 RBI) and June (.400, 0 HR, 0 RBI) ... High School: A three-year letterman for coach Tommy Pharr at Farragut High School ... Was the Admirals' starting centerfielder as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Helped FHS to a combined 94-3 record in 2003 and 2004, capturing back-to back Tennessee Class AAA Championships ... Also helped club to a second-place national finish as a junior before a third-place showing in `04 ... A three-year all-district performer ... Selected to the all-region, All-Knoxville Interscholastic League, All-Southeast Region and all-state squads as a junior and senior ... Earned MVP honors of the 2003 Sunbelt Classic Tournament ... Set new state single-season records for runs scored and walks ... Batted .447 with 10 home runs during senior campaign ... Personal: Full name is Harrison Maxwell Eldridge ... Nickname: "Lil H" ... Born November 12, 1985 in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Son of Richard and Angela Eldridge ... Has one sibling (Toddy) ... Majoring in communications ... Two-time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Spring '05 and Spring '07).

CAREER HIGHS - at-bats: 6 (twice, last vs. Michigan 3/17/07); runs: 3 (twice, last vs. High Point 3/21/07); hits: 4 (three times, last vs. Liberty 2/11/07); RBI: 3 (six times, last vs. Tulane 5/23/07); home runs: 1 (12 times, last vs. Tulane 5/23/07); stolen bases: