Burgettstown High School
Ohio University


  • A shortstop and pitcher, Wes capped his scholastic career by batting .583 (6th in WPIAL) in 1982 with 42 hits in 72-bats, and a WPIAL-leading nine home runs.
    On the mound that year he led the team with six wins and 63 strikeouts, including 16 in one game.
  • Harrington set school records in hits, extra-base hits, home runs, RBI, runs scored, and batting average.
  • Helped the Blue Devils win their first section title in 21 years and advance to the WPIAL semifinals.
  • Before missing most of his junior season due to a broken femur, Wes led Burgettstown his sophomore season in pitching wins, home runs (3) and all other offensive categories except doubles and stolen bases.

At Ohio

  • Wes was a four-year starter for the Bobcats at third base and designated hitter.
  • He finished his collegiate career as the school’s career-leader in runs scored (114) and RBI (134).
  • Harrington was second in school history in home runs (26) and slugging percentage (.643
  • He surpassed MLB Hall of Famer and Ohio graduate Mike Schmidt in three of the four offensive categories above.
  • Harrington would have tied Schmidt for career home runs at 27 but a home run against WVU did not count in a shortened game.