The ‘Canes took the following two games from Florida, and in each of those contests, Harrison was walked three of the four times that he took his turn at the plate. Harrison was the only Florida player walked in the second game, and he was walked three times. Coincidence? Hardly.
Morris will instruct his staff to keep the ball out of Harrison's zone this weekend, as well. But, just how big is that zone? Harrison must be looking at the pitch like a beach ball floating toward the plate. The senior is smoking everything in sight. Named the Most Outstanding Performer of the Oklahoma City Regional, Big Ben connected on 8 of 12 for eight RBI's and a home run in the minor league ballpark.
Since the start of the Vanderbilt series on April 23rd, Harrison has hit for a .431 average with 33 RBI's, 7 home runs, 6 doubles, 22 runs scored, and 14 base on balls. He currently is hitting .357 and on an 11 game hitting streak.
Miami's strategy should allow C.J. Smith and Jeff Corsoletti to look for something they can drive. Both players were named to the Oklahoma City All-Regional Team. Smith hit 3 of 9 (.333) for five runs scored, four walks , and one RBI. Corsoletti punched 5 of 13 (.385) while driving in nine runs, with a home run, triple, and double. If Corsoletti and Smith are indeed heating up as well, Coral Gables could be a very exciting trip for Florida.