Posted: 10:06 am Friday, April 13th, 2012

Baseball: Jupiter alum Ryan Harris shines for Florida 

By Matt Porter

No. 4 Florida’s 6-3 road win over the No. 1 Florida State, was made possible by a big night from Jupiter alum Ryan Harris.

The freshman right-hander, who pitched a total of six innings until that point, entered Wednesday’s game down 3-0 and worked three scoreless for his first collegiate win.

According to multiple reports, Harris, a 2011 New York Yankees draft pick, didn’t allow a ball to leave the infield and struck out one. He retired eight of nine batters on ground balls, throwing a heavy sinking fastball.

UF coach Kevin O’Sullivan, a Jupiter grad, gave his early impressions of Harris and five other locals in this article.