#30 Will Harford
AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his senior season without a hit in six career at bats … has added two walks in eight games (no starts) … utility player and invited walk-on who again could see time on the left side of the infield or at catcher … a tough out who puts the ball in play … carried a 3.324 cumulative GPA into the `10 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Did not make the NCAA mandated 35-player roster limit, but served as student-assistant coach … played in two games, including one start, for the victorious Blue in the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series … drew a walk and doubled in two plate appearances … spent the summer of 2008 with the Geneva Redwings of the New York Collegiate League … saw action in 31 games, including 27 starts … batted .255 (26-for-102) with nine doubles and 12 RBI … added 17 runs scored, nine walks, three sacrifice bunts and a stolen base.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Started at third base for Gold team that won the 2006 Blue-Gold World Series … batted .250 (2-for-8) with an RBI, a run scored, a double and a sacrifice bunt … saw action in seven games, predominantly as a defensive substitute … played against Albany (Feb. 24), Arizona (Mar. 9), Buffalo (Mar. 14), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Mar. 26), Manchester College (Apr. 9), Chicago State (Apr. 22) and Mississippi Valley State (Apr. 30) … was held hitless in five at-bats on the season … was robbed of first career home run against MVSU.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Played in all three games of 2005 Blue-Gold World Series … went 1-for-4 with a run scored and double … starting Blue shortstop in game-3 … served as reserve infielder and bullpen catcher while appearing in one game (14-4 win over Chicago State; 0-for-1).PREP & PERSONAL: Attended Notre Dame High School (Niles, Ill.) before postgraduate year at The Kent (Conn.) School … named most outstanding senior athlete at NDHS in 2004-05, after lettering as a guard on basketball team and batting .390 with 28 RBI (11 2B, 2 3B) for baseball team that won second straight regional title … two-year letterwinner in baseball (3B/SS) … led team to league title as a senior … helped NDHS win `05 state title in junior season, with former ND teammate Brett Graffy pitching for runner-up Joliet Catholic … earned two letters in basketball at NDHS … shortstop and catcher at Kent, earning team MVP and first team all-conference honors for league runner-up … led `06 team in batting (.477; 10 RBI, 4 HR, 3B, 7 2B) … starting guard for basketball team that finished second in league … attended baseball Area Code Tryouts … member of National Honor Society … several other NDHS products have competed for Notre Dame teams, among them 1973 Academic All-America football linebacker Gary Potempa (Niles), late-1970s All-America foil fencer Pat Gerard and early-1990s baseball LHP Tony Livorsi (Glenview) … his father, Bill Harford, is a scout for the Chicago Cubs … born Dec. 31, 1986, in Chicago … son of Bill and Judy Harford … full name is William John Harford …enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance and computer applications double major.
Harford[apos]s Career Statistics
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Harford in the BIG EAST Conference
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