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May 6, 2013

Furman's Harrison Named SoCon Player Of The Week

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman designated hitter Greg Harrison has been named Southern Conference Player of the Week for his performance in four games last week, the league announced today.

Harrison continued his spectacular comeback from a torn ACL suffered in Furman's final fall practice, hitting .588 with two home runs and five doubles among his 10 hits in the Paladins' 3-1 week. He slugged 1.235 in the four games.
 
The Hilton Head, S.C., junior, who has seen action in 11 games since his return on April 19, had three hits in each of Furman's first three games on the week, starting with a 3-for-4 showing in a home win over Winthrop on Wednesday. Harrison had a double, a homer and three RBIs in the game as Furman won 6-1.
 
The Spartanburg Methodist transfer continued to swing a hot bat in the Paladins' series win at Georgia Southern over the weekend. On Friday, he produced a line nearly identical to his Wednesday effort, again going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three driven in, this time adding a sacrifice fly. His leadoff blast in the top of the eighth ignited a 10-run inning, which sent Furman to the 13-5 win.
 
Harrison was 3-for-5 in game two of the series, giving him six straight hits spanning the first two games. He had a pair of doubles and a single and scored Furman's first two runs in the 5-3, 11-inning victory. He wrapped up his week with a double, a run and a walk in a 13-9 Georgia Southern win on Sunday.

He has hit .455 (20x44) with four home runs, nine doubles, and 15 RBI in 11 games (10 starts), and has slugged .932 since completing his comeback, helping Furman bat .320 as a team during that stretch.

Furman (26-20, 12-15 SoCon), which used its series win at Georgia Southern over the weekend to climb to seventh place in the league standings, plays Tuesday at Clemson at 6:30 p.m. in the rescheduled game from an earlier rain out.  The Paladins and Tigers will face off again on Wednesday at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville, with first pitch set for 7:00 p.m.