Harlow has spent the last four seasons pitching for James Madison University, where he went a combined 10-18 with a 4.30 earned run average. A three-year starter for the Dukes, Harlow struck out 218 hitters over the course of his career. He capped off his career in the Valley by being named the Friday starter for Coach Marlin Ikenberry, winning a career-high four games.
A Stonewall Jackson HS graduate, Harlow pitched in New Market for two summers, back in 2013 and 2014. He appeared in 13 games, striking out 63 hitters in 71 career innings and working a 2.90 ERA.
Armed with a low-90s fastball, big breaking curveball, and a changeup, Harlow’s best attribute is his leadership. Always showing exactly what it means to be a team-player during his tenure with the Dukes. It didn’t matter whether his team was up or down, or if he was pitching or not, Harlow was always the first man out of the dugout to pick up his teammates or cheer them on.
Harlow will now fly out west to join the Colorado Rockies rookie-ball team in Grand Junction, Colorado. Their season begins next week and runs through the first week of September.
If all goes according to plan, Harlow will find his way back to the east coast during his journey to the big leagues. The Colorado Rockies have minor league affiliates in Asheville, North Carolina and Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford (known as the Yard Goats) commonly play in Richmond, Virginia against the Squirrels.
Congratulations to Harlow on having the opportunity to continue his baseball career. There’s a lot of new fans of the Colorado Rockies here in the Shenandoah Valley, now.