Q and A with 2016 Wright State Commit: Zane Harris (Madison Comprehensive)

Zane Harris, 1B, Madiosn Comprehensive, Class of 2016

PBR: Why did you choose Wright State?

Harris:  I loved the school, campus, and the baseball program there.   Coach Mercer has invested a lot of time following me during the high school season and this summer.  I don't think there is a better coaching staff out there for me.

PBR: What other schools were you considering? 

Harris:  University of Cincinnati.  They are doing good things there and Coach Neal is a great guy.

PBR: Coach Lovelady was named the new Head Coach at Wright State last summer.  How does it feel to be a part of his era as the Raiders coach?

Harris: It feels great to be a part of his program.  He is a great coach and he is building something special there with all the top players coming in and the new facilities going up.  I really love his coaching staff.

PBR: You recently participated in PBR’s Top Prospects Games.  How did your performance help you in the recruiting process?

Harris:  I felt like my performance at TP Games got me a lot interest from other schools.  Things started moving fast after the event.

PBR: How does it feel to be a part of a Division 1 baseball program?

Harris:  It’s something I have always dreamed of and worked for.  It’s hard to believe that it finally came true! 

PBR: Who do you play for in the summer and what was the most memorable experience from this summer?

Harris: I play for the Ohio Elite.  The most memorable experience this summer was performing well at the Midwest Prospect League in Indianapolis and beating some of the best pitchers and teams in the Midwest.

PBR:  What person has had the greatest impact on your baseball career and why?

Harris: My dad. He has always been there for me and showed me how to push myself to be the best I can be.  

PBR: What were your stats this spring season at Mansfield Madison?

Harris:  I don’t know very many stats from my high school season other than I was all conference for the second year and led the team in RBI’s and helped contribute to our 20 wins this year.

PBR: Who is the toughest pitcher that you have faced in Ohio?

Harris:  I faced a lefty named Fisher from Bowling Green that hid the ball really well and had some velocity and off-speed, but I haven't faced anyone yet that I thought I couldn't hit.