Top 30 CT Players to Watch: Jess Harkness
Jess Harkness had some big shoes to fill in replacing her older sister, Taylor, in the pitching circle for defending state champion Foran.
Just a sophomore last season, Harkness more than held her own.
Harkness finished 23-2 with a 0.87 ERA, 269 strikeouts and just 48 walks, and three shutouts -- including two no-hitters in leading Lions to the SCC title and back to the Class L finals.
Harkness will return as one of the top pitchers in all of Connecticut next year -- and in a few years, her replacement at Foran figures to have some equally big shoes to fill as Jess once did.