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Harris Named First Team All-Midwest by ABCA
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  06/13/2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In what should come as no surprise to anyone, Chase Harris was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-Midwest first team Friday. Harris, who was selected in the 14th round of the MLB Draft by the Phildelphia Philles last Saturday, has already been named a Second Team All-American as well as the NCBWA District VIII Player of the Year.

Harris led the Lobos in virtually every major offensive category this season: average (.377), at bats (247), hits (93), triples (5), home runs (8), RBIs (63), slugging (.539) and on-base percentage (.432). The only categories he didn't lead in -- runs (46), doubles (11) and stolen bases (13) -- he finished second in. He also started every game in right field and batted third in all 58 contests.

He ranks eighth in the nation in hits and RBIs per game (1.09) and played excellent defense for UNM, finishing with four outfield assists, to also earn All-Mountain West first team honors. He finished his career with 117 straight starts, the sixth longest streak in program history.

Harris' hit and RBI totals also lead the All-Midwest Team, and his four outfield assists tied for the most among the players selected.

To see the complete ABCA All-Midwest team click here.

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