From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—Freshman Joe Harbach (Abingdon, Md./Edgewood) has been named to the Region XX All-Region First-Team, Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference All-Conference First-Team, Region XX Gold Glove and MDJUCO Gold Glove teams, the conference and region announced recently.
Harbach, an outfielder and pitcher for Harford led the Fighting Owls team with a .413 average on the season with 57 hits, 42 runs scored, 18 doubles, three triples and 35 RBI as well as a .630 slugging and .500 on-base percentage. On the mound, the rookie paced the Owl with a 1.79 ERA, which currently ranks 21st in the country, over 45.1 innings pitched and struck out 33 for a 6.55 strikeout/nine inning ratio.
Harbach was equally as impressive in the field, posting a .977 fielding percentage in the 39 games that he played in centerfield with just two errors in 87 chances that helped him garner the Gold Glove nod for both the conference and the region. With the selection to the region Gold Glove team, Harbach is automatically advanced as a finalist for the district team and possibly the national award presented from Rawlings.
Harbach wouldn’t be the first recipient from Harford if he is selected for the award, as former player Brian Wolfe was named the national Rawlings Gold Glove winner as a pitcher for the 2008 season.