Heartland’s Harrigan named national Defensive Player of Year

Charlie Harrigan graduated from Lyons Township High School in LaGrange and made the Dean’s list twice this year at Heartland. (Heartland Community College)

By Greg Halbleib

NORMAL – A Heartland Community College baseball player has been named the junior college Division II Defensive Player of the Year.

Charlie Harrigan also earned one of the nine Rawlings Gold Gloves in the division. The sophomore first baseman recorded a fielding percentage of .997 with just one error while completing 32 double plays. He also turned in a batting average of .360 and a slugging percentage of .628 in 56 games.

Harrigan is from LaGrange, Illinois and plans to transfer to Miami University of Ohio this fall.

Greg Halbleib can be reached at greg@wjbc.com.