“We are very proud of Josh,” said UC head baseball coach Brian Cleary. “He is an example of how we envision our program. In a city filled with such great baseball talent, we hope the very best players decide to stay at home and play at UC in the state-of-the-art Marge Schott Stadium. Here, they can hone their skills, have great careers, and earn the opportunity to move on to play at higher levels. Through his hard work and dedication, Josh earned that chance.”
In his three years at UC, the junior second baseman has already earned a place among the very best in Cincinnati history ranking among the career Top 10 in batting average (4th, .358), runs (3rd, 192), hits (4th, 246), doubles (4th, 53), RBI (5th, 153), total bases (5th, 366), and stolen bases (2nd, 63). His career culminated this season as
Harrison’s 2008 season came to an end in the BIG EAST Tournament Championship game, losing to Louisville, 6-3, but not before he earned all-tournament honors for hitting .467 with two doubles, a triple, five runs scored and three stolen bases.
The Major League Baseball Draft continues tomorrow with rounds seven through 50 taking place beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.