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Harker, Sizemore To Be Inducted Into Baseball Wall of Fame

Courtesy: CofCSports.com
          Release: 04/07/2014
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MT. PLEASANT, S.C. –  College of Charleston has announced that Brett Harker and Brandon Sizemore will be inducted 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.

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.

An infielder in 2008 and 2009, Sizemore finished his Charleston career with a .322 batting average, 156 RBIs and 37 home runs. He was an All-American in both seasons at CofC, selected to the 2008 Louisville Slugger All-America Third Team and the 2009 NCBWA All-America Third Team.

Wearing No. 29, Sizemore was an All-SoCon First Team selection in both seasons and ranked seventh in the nation with 82 RBIs in 2008. Despite only playing two seasons, he still ranks third all-time in the CofC record books in home runs (37) and fifth all-time in RBIs (156). Sizemore was a key contributor to a 2008 offensive unit that led the country in runs per game (10.6), home runs (130) and slugging percentage (.607).

Sizemore was drafted after both seasons with CofC, going to the Milwaukee Brewers organization in the 30th round in 2009. He played for two years with the Arizona Brewers, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and the Helena Brewers. Sizemore currently serves as the volunteer assistant coach for College of Charleston baseball, as he is in the middle of his third season on the coaching staff.

The College of Charleston Baseball Wall of Fame honors past players with outstanding accolades and contributions in their years at College of Charleston. Harker and Sizemore mark the 15th and 16th honorees since the Wall was created in 2004.

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