Pitching coach Brett Harker inducted into CofC Baseball Wall of Fame


Pitching coach Brett Harker inducted into CofC Baseball Wall of Fame
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT - College of Charleston has announced that Newberry College pitching coach Brett Harker will be one of two inductees into the CofC Baseball Wall of Fame before Charleston's game with William & Mary on Friday, May 16.

Wearing No. 31, Harker pitched for the College from 2003 to 2005, going down as the best reliever in CofC history. He appeared in 78 games, posting a career record of 14-6 with a 4.08 ERA. His 29 career saves lead the CofC record book and still tie for second all-time in the Southern Conference record book.

[Full CofC release]

Drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 draft by the Phillies, Harker was the 2005 SoCon Pitcher of the Year while earning All-SoCon First Team honors in 2004 and 2005. He ranked fourth in the NCAA in saves in 2004 and 2005 with 13 and 15 saves, respectively. Harker still ranks 10th all-time in winning percentage with a 14-6 record as he helped the Cougars to their first NCAA Regional appearances in 2004 and 2005.

After spending four seasons with the Phillies organization, reaching the AA level, Harker was selected by the Florida Marlins in the MLB Rule 5 Draft. He played in both AA and AAA for the Marlins. In 2010, Harker played for the Schaumburg Flyers of the Northern League followed by a stint with the Lincoln Saltdogs in 2011.

Harker is currently in his first season as an assistant coach at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.