Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal
It was nice to see Kenmore senior Adam Harris conclude his high school athletic career as a champion.
Harris was the winning pitcher in Sunday's City Series Playoff Championship game at Canal Park as Kenmore defeated Ellet 5-4.
Harris, a left-hander, tossed a complete-game. He struck out four batters, walked two and allowed nine hits on 89 pitches.
"It's awesome to go out with a win," Harris said. "I never could have imagined it ending like this."
Harris compiled 11 varsity letters in high school; four each in football and wrestling and three in baseball. His best sport appears to be wrestling, where he qualified twice for the state tournament and was a dominant City Series champion.
Harris is a hard-nosed athlete who fits the mold of 2006 Ellet graduate Mark Hayhurst for example. Hayhurst also played football and baseball and wrestled.
Both are hard workers that improved throughout their high school careers and ended their senior campaigns as baseball champions at Canal Park. Their coaches in every sport always speak highly of their leadership skills and other intangibles that they bring to their teams.
Harris was honored to receive the City Series baseball Player of the Year award, and said: "I was shocked. I didn't think I'd get it."
Harris said he will attend Muskingum College in the fall and play football and wrestle.