Harwick reported to the Orioles team in the Gulf Coast League earlier this month. He was the Pacific West Conference first team selection at shortstop and is expected to remain at that position with the Orioles.
Last season, Harwick’s hits tied for the team lead with a .356 batting average, while leading the Sea Lions in runs scored (37), hits (68) and stolen bases (16). He ranked seventh in the Pacific West Conference with the .356 batting average, while also ranking fourth in stolen bases and seventh in hits. He also put together a team-best 24-game hitting streak.
“When the phone rang, it really was one of those moments of shock,” said Harwick. “All of a sudden, you hear those words and it is one of those heart-dropping moments you asked for as a kid.
“It was just so great to call my family and tell them (the news),” he said. “It was one of the best experiences of my life.”