Vaughan Harris

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Vaughan Harris

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 170 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Vaughan Harris is an Australian pitcher.

He debuted in the 2005 Claxton Shield. In 2007, he came to the Netherlands to join the defending champion Corendon Kinheim. Harris did an excellent job, going 9-0 with a 2.12 ERA. He tied Leon Boyd and Diegomar Markwell for second in Hoofdklasse in wins, trailing only David Bergman. He was 9th in the league in ERA. He also won the final game of the 2007 Holland Series, allowing only one run in 7 innings, to give Kinheim its second straight title. In the 2007 European Cup, Harris struck out 9 in 7 shutout innings, going 1-0 to help Kinheim to its first European Cup championship. It was hie lone season in the Netherlands.

When the Australian Baseball League was re-established in 2010-2011, he was 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA for the Sydney Blue Sox. He followed with seasons of 3-4, 5.53 in 2011-2012 and 1-2, 7.24 in 2012-2013. In 2013-2014, he was 1-2 with a 2.58 ERA. He was 6th in ERA, between Joe Burns and Ryan Searle. He fell to 0-3 with two saves and a 11.70 ERA in 2014-2015, giving up 20 hits in 10 innings, then was 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 2015-2016.

Harris was a late addition to the Great Britain national team for the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers but got a key call in their opener versus Israel. He relieved former major leaguer Michael Roth in the 7th with a 2-1 lead but had a rough time. He allowed a single to Rhett Wiseman and a double to Scotty Burcham then Mike Meyers tied it with a sacrifice fly. Zach Borenstein singled in Burcham and Harris walked Ryan Lavarnway. Nolan Bond relieved and both inherited runners scored in a 5-2 loss. In his other game, he fared better, replacing Cody Chartrand in the 7th inning of a 14-0, mercy rule win over Pakistan. He retired Arsalan Jamashaid, Jawad Ali and Zubair Nawaz in order to end the game. His 27.00 ERA was second-highest on Britain; Ali Knowles was higher.