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Former Hewitt-Trussville baseball player named USA South Rookie of the Year

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — Huntingdon College’s Will Pharis today was named the USA South Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.

Pharis played in high school at Hewitt-Trussville.

Pharis, a freshman infielder, compiled a .306 batting average, a .391 on-base percentage and a .440 slugging percentage this season. He totaled 33 runs batted in, which was good for tied for fifth in the league, while hitting five sacrifice flies, which was tied for second in the conference.

Will Pharis
photo courtesy of USA South Athletic Conference

Pharis added 26 runs scored and 59 total bases for Huntingdon. Pharis was also named Second Team All-Conference as a third baseman. He primarily played first base at Hewitt-Trussville.

Pharis was named USA South Player of the Week once and USA South Rookie of the Week twice this season.

Pharis’ younger brother, Carter, is a Hewitt-Trussville shortstop and is verbally committed to play at UAB. Read about the brothers relishing their one season to play together from last year.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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