2 Harold Earls
Harold Earls

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cumming, Ga.

High School:
West Forsyth

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
INF



MISCELLANEOUS: Talented middle infielder who has the ability to play second base, shortstop and third base ... started at third base each of the past two seasons ... boasts a strong arm ... runs well ... tremendous competitor ... "baseball rat" ... two-year letterman ... spent parts of his summer backpacking across Europe and into Africa ... plans to intern with a congressman this summer ... will author an on-line blog this season dubbed "Fielders' Choice," at www.goARMYsports.com.

MILESTONES: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Year following stellar freshman campaign ... named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American as determined by Collegiate Baseball Magazine ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice during freshman season ... broke Army's freshman record with 23 stolen bases in 2012 ... statistic ranks tied for seventh on the Academy's single-season list ... selected to the All-Tournament Team at the 2013 Patriot League Tournament.

2013: Started all 52 games as a sophomore ... led Army with nine doubles ... ranked second on the team in triples (three) and stolen bases (14) ... also listed among Army's leaders in runs scored (35), RBI (20), walks (26) and on-base percentage (.364) ... forged a .254 batting average to go along with a .337 slugging percentage ... boasted 10 multiple-hit games, including a pair of three-hit efforts and one four-hit performance ... batted .375 with six runs scored and four stolen bases during the Patriot League Tournament to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team ... went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and three stolen bases in Game 2 of the PLCS against Holy Cross (May 19) ... reached on a bunt single leading off the ninth inning, stole a pair of bases and scored on Mark McCants' walk-off single to deliver Army the conference title ... has reached base safely in nine straight games heading into this weekend ... began the season with a four-game hitting streak ... went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored against NYIT (March 23) ... registered a season-best three runs batted in versus Navy (April 1) ... matched that output against Fordham (April 10) ... had three hits opposite NYIT (May 1) ... exploded versus Nyack (May 4), going 2-for-5 with a season-best three runs scored and two RBI ... collected two hits against Liberty (March 3), Columbia (March 23), NYIT (March 24), Bucknell (April 20, April 21) and Holy Cross (April 27).

2012: Appeared in 54 games during rookie season ... started 53 contests ... led the team with 23 stolen bases and ranked second on the squad with a .341 batting average and 61 base hits ... was among the team leaders with 25 walks, a .397 slugging percentage and a .428 on-base percentage ... finished with eight doubles and one triple ... scored 27 runs and knocked in 22 ... batted .700 (7-for-10) with four runs scored and four RBI in three-game series versus UMBC ... performance earned him Patriot League Rookie of the Week plaudits ... hit .467 (7-for-15) with three RBI and three runs scored as Army swept a four-game series from Navy ... effort helped him collect Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors ... put together a 10-game hitting streak near the middle of the season ... recorded 14 multiple-hit games ... posted a trio of three-hit games and one four-hit game ... hit safely in four of five Patriot League Tournament contests, including a pair of two-hit games ... was 4-for-11 versus Holy Cross in the PLCS.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four varsity letters at West Forsyth High ... earned all-region and all-county honors as a junior ... selected for all-region accolades following a standout senior season ... won the Georgia Dugout Club award ... earned two varsity letters in basketball.

PERSONAL: Given name is Harold Lloyd Earls IV ... born June 17, 1992, in Atlanta, Ga. ... parents' names are Harold and Sonia Earls ... has one sister, Elizabeth ... hobbies include hunting ... also enjoys riding motorcycles ... considers himself an "adrenaline junkie" ... majoring in Law and Legal Studies.

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