STORM LAKE — Buena Vista junior left handed starting pitcher Scott Harris (Grimes, Iowa/Dallas Center-Grimes) had his name called on Saturday during the 27th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft. The southpaw was selected with the 802nd overall pick by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Harris had a standout year on the mound for the Beavers while helping to lead them to a school record 37 wins and both the regular season and Iowa Conference Tournament championships.
He appeared in 11 games, including eight starts, and posted an 8-1 record with an ERA of 2.78 during 68 innings of work. He finished the year with 81 strikeouts while opponents hit just .229 off of him.
Against IIAC foes, he went a perfect 5-0 in six starts with a 2.38 ERA. In 41.2 innings, he allowed just 29 hits and struck out 59 batters.
Following the year, he earned First Team All-IIAC recognition and was also named First Team All-Region by both D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association.
“Scott has worked very hard to get to this point,” says BVU head coach Steve Eddie. “He has improved each and every year and has a tremendous opportunity ahead of himself. We are extremely happy for Scott and his family.”