Headline News BATON ROUGE, La. – Houston Astros relief pitcher Will Harris, who helped lead LSU to the 2003 and 2004 College World Series, has been selected to play for the American League in the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 12 in San Diego.
Harris, who lettered four seasons at LSU (2003-06), becomes the 10th former Fighting Tiger to earn an All-Star Game invitation. LSU has had five former players selected for the midsummer classic since 2008.
Harris, a native of Slidell, La., has made 36 relief appearances this season for the Astros, posting a 0.74 ERA in 36.2 innings with 36 strikeouts and eight saves. He was the ninth-round selection of the Colorado Rockies in 2006, and he made his Major League debut with the Rockies in 2012.
Harris lettered four seasons at LSU (2003-06), helping the Tigers reach the College World Series in 2003 and 2004. An extremely versatile performer, he was a starter at first base for two seasons (2004, 2005) and a starter at third base for one season (2006) , and he also worked as a relief pitcher in 2006.
Harris blasted 19 homers during his LSU career, including a three-run dinger against Texas A&M in Game 2 of the 2004 NCAA Super Regional that clinched a CWS berth for the Tigers.
He made 16 career appearances on the mound for LSU, recording four saves and 22 strikeouts in 22 innings.
Harris’ selection marks the second straight year a former LSU player has been chosen for the All-Star Game. Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who helped lead LSU to the 2009 College World Series title, started for the National League in last year’s game in Cincinnati.
Former LSU pitcher Brian Wilson represented the San Francisco Giants in 2011 and earned the save in the National League’s 5-1 win in Phoenix. Wilson also represented the Giants in the 2008 game at Yankee Stadium and in the 2010 game in Anaheim, Calif.
Former LSU infielder Aaron Hill of the Toronto Blue …