Ole Miss catcher Calvin Harris named semfinalist for Buster Posey Catcher of Year, only SEC catcher still on watch list
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss catcher Calvin Harris has been named a semifinalist for the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year award. Harris is the only catcher from the SEC who is still in the running for the award.
The ONLY catcher from the SEC to be named a semifinalist!#HottyToddy pic.twitter.com/rqM0j58sFk
— Ole Miss Baseball (@OleMissBSB) May 23, 2023
Previously known as the Johnny Bench Award, the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award honors the nation’s top division one collegiate catcher as voted on by head coaches and sports information directors.
Calvin finished the season hitting .321. He led the team in runs scored (52), while notching a .579 slugging percentage. He also tallied 67 hits, 12 home runs, and 46 RBI which places him in the Rebels’ top three.
Harris earned SEC Player of the Week honors following the series against Missouri where he hit four home runs in one game, making him the first SEC player to hit four homers in a conference game.
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FOUR HOME RUNS for @Calvin_Harris33 pic.twitter.com/B5t16GgEow
— Ole Miss Baseball (@OleMissBSB) May 6, 2023
He also set the single-game record for total bases in the game against Missouri, recording 16. He is also just the fourth player in league history to tally 16 total bases in a single game.
His 10 RBI in the game tied a record set by Charlie Conerly back in 1947.
BUSTER POSEY AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
Julian Brock, JR Louisiana
Bryan Broecker, SO Michigan State
Connor Burns, JR Long Beach State
Ryan Campos, SO Arizona State
Weston Eberly, SR Columbia
Calvin Harris, JR Ole Miss
Travis Lott, JR The Citadel
David Melfi, SR Wagner
Jack Payton, JR Louisville
Luke Shliger, JR Maryland
Alex Smith, SR US Naval Academy
Ryan Snell, SR Lamar
Kyle Teel, JR Virginia
Click here for more information on the award.
(Feature image credit: Josh McCoy, Ole Miss)
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.