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Lipscomb Signs JUCO Pitching Standout

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Aug. 23, 2005

Chas Harmon, a pitcher the past two seasons for St. Catharine College, has signed to play baseball next season at Lipscomb University.

At St. Catharine, located in Springfield, Ky., Harmon was 4-1 with a 2.50 earned run average last season. In 26 innings he struck out 33 batters and walked only eight. He began the season as a "Player to Watch" according to the magazine Collegiate Baseball. However, his season was cut short due to having to undergo "Tommy John" surgery.

Harmon, 6 feet, 180 pounds, was 8-2 with a 2.30 ERA in his freshman season at St. Catharine. In 72 innings he struck out 66 batters and walked 14. He was on the JUCO Region XII Top 10 Pitchers list.

In high school Harmon was a multi-sport star earning All-District, All-Region and All-State in football, baseball and basketball at Paintsville High School in Paintsville, Ky. He was named "Small School Football Player of the Year" by the Ashland Daily. He was named "Player of the Year" in baseball by the Big Sandy News.

Lipscomb pitcher Alan Tungate also played for St. Catharine.

"I've played on teams with a couple of players who are already there," Harmon said. "The program is on the rise. Plus Nashville is a great city."

He is the son of Ellen and Charles Harmon.