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Furman's Harrison, Riverside Alumn Pegler Get SoCon Honors

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Furman designated hitter Greg Harrison has been named the Southern Conference Player of the Week and College of Charleston right-hander Matt Pegler has been named the SoCon Pitcher of the Week for all games April 29 to May 5. The selections are made by the league office.


Harrison continued his spectacular from a torn ACL suffered in Furman's final fall practice, hitting .588 with two home runs and five doubles among his 10 hits in the Paladins' 3-1 week. He slugged 1.235 for the week.


The Hilton Head, S.C., junior, who has seen action in 11 games since his return on April 19, had three hits in each of Furman's first three games on the week, starting with a 3-for-4 showing in a home win over Winthrop on Wednesday. Harrison had a double, a homer and three RBIs in the game as Furman won 6-1.


The Spartanburg Methodist transfer continued to swing a hot bat in the Paladins' series win at Georgia Southern over the weekend. On Friday, Harrison produced a line nearly identical to his Wednesday effort, again going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three driven in, this time adding a sacrifice fly. His leadoff blast in the top of the eighth ignited a 10-run inning, which sent Furman to the 13-5 win.


Harrison was 3-for-5 in game two of the series, giving him six straight hits spanning the first two games. He had a pair of doubles and a single and scored Furman's first two runs in the 5-3, 11-inning win. Harrison wrapped up his week with a double, a run and a walk in a 13-9 Georgia Southern win on Sunday.


Furman returns to action on Wednesday against Clemson at Fluor Field at 7 p.m.


Other top hitters included: William Head (Appalachian State), Carl Wise (College of Charleston), Joe Jackson (The Citadel), Andrew Barna (Davidson), Ryan Kinsella (Elon), Ben Morgan (Georgia Southern), Christian Wolfe (UNCG), Christiaan Durdaller (Samford), Jacob Hoyle (Western Carolina) and Josh Hyman (Wofford).


College of Charleston's Pegler tossed seven shutout innings against Wofford on Saturday, holding the Terriers to just two singles in a 3-0 Cougar win.


The Greenville, S.C., senior struck out a career-high 10 and walked just one in the winning effort to improve to 2-0 since moving to the back of the CofC rotation two starts ago. Since the move, he hasn't allowed an earned run and has struck out 18 in 14 innings of work.


The Cougars host Campbell on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Other top pitchers included: Taylor Thurber (Appalachian State), Austin Pritcher (The Citadel), Kyle Webb (Elon), Justin Hess (Georgia Southern), Eric Wright (Samford), Jordan Smith (Western Carolina) and Jesse Morris (Wofford).


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