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One of four lefties on the team ... Likely to see action towards the back end of the bullpen ... Very athletic, can field his position well and can control the running game on the mound ... 2012: Appeared in 11 games (10 in relief) ... Made first collegiate start on Mar. 13 against VCU, his first outing of the season ... Worked 1.1 innings allowing five runs (all earned) on five hits with three walks and a pair of punch outs against the Rams ... Allowed just three runs (all earned) in 13.1 relief innings ... Worked a career-best 4.1 scoreless frames against Old Dominion (Apr. 11) ... Posted a 5.52 ERA in 14.2 innings with seven strikeouts and six walks on the year ... Allowed nine runs (all earned) on 15 hits ... Combined on a 5-0 shutout at UNC Wilmington (Apr. 3) working one-third of an inning ... Gave up one or fewer hits in eight relief appearances ... Did not surrender a run in his last five outings (four innings) ... Recorded multiple strikeouts against VCU (Mar. 13) and High Point (May 15) ... Worked at least one inning of relief on five occasions ... Appeared in a pair of post-season games not allowing a run over one inning of work (0.1 vs. UCF, 0.2 vs. St. John's) ... Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in league play surrendering one hit.
2011: ECU's top left-hander out of the bull pen that appeared in 14 games before suffering a season-ending injury (Tommy John) ... Boasted a team-best 1.15 ERA before his injury ... Recorded a pair of saves and suffered lone loss of the year against Pepperdine (Mar. 5) ... Struck out 21 and walked six in 15.2 innings ... Allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits ... Tossed a then career-best 4.0 innings at UAB (Apr. 3) with a career-best six punch outs ... First career save was against Campbell (Mar. 1) working a perfect inning of relief with one strikeout ... Notched second save at Elon (Mar. 15) tossing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts and one walk ... Did not allow a run in 11 of 14 contests ... Worked at least one inning of relief in 10 of 14 games ... Recorded multiple punch outs in six outings ... Did not allow a hit in nine of 14 games ... Held opposing hitters to a composite .137 batting average ... Made three appearances against ranked teams sporting a 0.00 ERA in 1.2 innings with one strikeout.
2010: Appeared in 18 games all out of the bullpen ... Posted a 2-0 record with 19 strikeouts, 12 walks with a 4.84 ERA ... Allowed 13 runs (12 earned) on 19 hits in 22.1 innings ... Held opposing hitters to a .250 average ... Made collegiate debut against No. 2 Virginia working 1.1 innings where he allowed four runs (all earned) ... From Mar. 17 to Mar. 31 (5 games) tossed 7.1 scoreless innings with seven strikeouts ... Combined on a shutout with Zach Woods against Elon (Mar. 30) tossing 1.1 hitless innings with a strikeout ... Struck out a career-best four batters twice (High Point and UNCW) ... Worked a full inning of relief in 13 of 18 outings with a career best 3.2 against UNCW (Apr. 27) ... Did not allow an earned run in 10 games ... Fanned at least one hitter in 11 innings ... Recorded wins against in-state rivals High Point (Mar. 23) and UNC Wilmington (Apr. 27) ... Made seven appearances in league play working 6.1 innings with five strikeouts, three walks while posting a 7.11 ERA ... Surrendered one or fewer hits in 14 games ... Six of 21 inherited runners scored ... Held opponents hitless when entering the game with runners on and two-outs, runners in scoring position and two-outs and with the bases loaded, all of which led the Pirates pitching staff ... Posted an ERA of 3.38 or better when working the fifth (0.00), eighth (3.38) and ninth (2.70) innings ... Did not participate in post-season play ... Appeared in three games against nationally ranked opponents allowing six runs (all earned) on four hits with one strikeout and two walks ... 2010 Summer: Played alongside current teammate Joseph Hughes on the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coastal Plain League ... Started 3 of 10 games working 21.1 innings with 12 strikeouts.
Millbrook High School: Two-sport athlete at Millbrook High School who earned seven letters (baseball-4, football-3) ... Four-year starter under head coach Brad Schrock who struck out 220 batters in 194.1 innings, while collecting 22 wins on the mound ... Three time CAP-7 all-conference performer ... Led the Wildcats to the 2008 CAP-7 regular season conference championship ... As a freshman, posted a 2-0 record with five strikeouts in 8.2 innings ... Registered three wins, fanned 39 and sported a 2.70 ERA in 52.2 innings as a sophomore ... At the plate batted, .333 with a .415 on-base percentage ... Notched five wins and struck out 73 in 56.1 innings as a junior during the Wildcats CAP-7 regular season championship ... Took home the teams Top Gun Award as a junior and senior... Capped off senior campaign with a 12-0 record, where he fanned 103 batters in 76.2 innings of work and sported an impressive 0.91 ERA ... Also batted .329 with a .421 on-base percentage ... Named Cap-7 Pitcher-of-the-Year ... Earned 4A all state and Bobby Murray All-Tournament honors ... Ranked as the No. 30 prospect in North Carolina by Impact Baseball heading into senior season ... Played fall baseball for the North Wake Major Team under Ken Shuey ... Posted a 5-1 record in 2008 as a member of the North Raleigh Post 297 team under Chad Smith and Blake Herring, while hitting .390 ... Three-time academic all-conference selection (2006-07, 2009) ... National Honor Society (2008-09).
Personal: Full name is Jacob William Harris ... Born February 21, 1991 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of Gary and Susan Harris ... Has two siblings (Brandon and David) ... Majoring in accounting ... Brother Brandon and cousin Scott Greene played baseball for East Carolina under former skipper Keith LeClair ... Seven time ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll recipient (Fall 2009 to present) ... Three-time Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2010-12)... Received 2010 Conference USA Academic Medal.
CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 4.1 vs. Old Dominion (4/11/12); strikeouts: 6 at UAB (4/3/11); walks: 3 vs. VCU (3/13/12); hits: 5 vs. VCU (3/13/12); runs: 5 vs. VCU (3/13/12); earned runs: 5 vs. VCU (3/13/12).