Learn more about the ‘Dores: Pitcher Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison has been reliable on the mound for the Falmouth Commodores this season. The right-hander has struck out 16 batters in 16 innings of work, serving primarily as a reliever. The rising junior at UCLA has also held the opposition scoreless in five of his nine appearances for the ‘Dores. 

Web reporter Tommy Mumau had the opportunity to speak with Harrison to discuss his season in Falmouth and his interests. 

Q&A with Charles Harrison

Tommy Mumau: What’s your hometown?

Chuck Harrison: Santa Clarita, California.

TM: What college do you attend?

CH: I go to UCLA.

TM: What made you decide to go there to continue your career?

CH: I’ve grown up in California my whole life and UCLA’s always been my dream school. My dad’s also a professor there so I’ve always grown up around UCLA, and just the Bruins are my favorite.

TM: Who’s been the most influential in helping you get to where you are today?

CH: Definitely my parents, they’ve always supported me through everything.

TM: What’s been the highlight of your baseball career up to this point?

CH: Definitely playing in college. I love all my teammates, I love playing with the Bruins and putting on that uniform every weekend and competing with them.

TM: What does it mean to you to play here in the Cape Cod Baseball League?

CH: This is the best summer league out there, the best competition. The competition has been amazing, so it’s truly an honor to be here. So, it’s awesome.

TM: How would you describe your style of pitching to those that might not know you as well?

CH: I just try and attack the zone with all my pitches [and] trust my defense behind me. So, attack the hitters.

TM: If you had to compare yourself to a major league pitcher, it could be current or former, who would it be?

CH: I like [Max] Scherzer, he’s a competitor. I like to be a competitor out there too, so I like Scherzer’s game. So, I’d like to compare myself to him

TM: Who was your favorite baseball player growing up?

CH: My favorite baseball player growing up was for sure David Ortiz on the Red Sox, I’m a Red Sox fan.

TM: What’s your favorite sport other than baseball?

CH: I love the NBA [and] I also like some UFC.

TM: Who’s your favorite non-baseball athlete?

CH: Definitely Lebron James. He’s one of the greatest of all time to do it, a great competitor, so he’s my favorite athlete out there. 

TM: Who’s your favorite non-baseball team?

CH: I like the Lakers.

TM: What’s your favorite food?

CH: Definitely sushi, I love sushi out there in California, it’s always awesome. 

TM: How about your favorite movie?

CH: I like Star Wars, Star Wars is a great series. I also like the Fast and Furious movies and all those movies. 

TM: How about your favorite TV show?

CH: Friends.

TM: If you had to compare yourself to a Friend, who would it be?

CH: Probably it would have to be Chandler. Chandler and Joey are awesome.

TM: How about your favorite musical artist?

CH: Probably Lil Uzi Vert.

TM: What were your goals for the summer on the Cape and what have you been trying to work on?

CH: I came out here I wanted to win, I wanted to make playoffs. [We] came up a little short, but I just wanted to win and compete out here.

This interview was edited for length and clarity.

Note: Featured image by Meghan Murphy.

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 Tommy Mumau can be reached at tmumau@ithaca.edu. Follow him on Twitter @tommymumau13.

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