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Thomas Harrington, a Southern Lee High School graduate and the Big South Freshman of the Year in 2021, was named the conference’s Pitcher of the Year for 2022 after turning in another stellar year on the mound as a sophomore.

He was also named the conference’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year with a 3.83 GPA.

Harrington was dominant in nearly every start this season and ended the regular season as the only pitcher in the nation with 11 wins. Along with the 11-1 record, Harrington ranks in the top-10 nationally for ERA (1.72) and WHIP (0.87).

Harrington, whose next start was expected for the Big South Tournament starting on May 26, was just one strikeout away from the program record for strikeouts in a single season, a mark that has stood since 1985. He was named Big South Starting Pitcher of the Week a conference record five times.

In addition to his big honor, Campbell shortstop Zach Neto β€” who hit .394 with 14 home runs and 43 RBI while leading the Big South in average, OBP (.502), slugging (.776), OPS (1.278), and doubles (19) β€” was named Player of the Year, only the second player in Big South history to earn that honor two years in a row.

And coach Justin Haire was named Big South Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year, and third time during his eight-year tenure.