The Miami Marlins picked former West Henderson High School standout Seth Grant in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday.
The pitcher, who just finished his senior season at Appalachian State University, posted a 7-3 record with a 3.49 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 100 innings.
"He's dreamed about it, it's something he's worked on since he was little," said Seth's mother, Sara Grant. She and her husband, Gene, had gotten home at 5:45 a.m. Wedensday after watching Oklahoma end ASU's season in a regional NCAA tournament in Charlottesville, Va. Tuesday night. "He's played baseball since he was about 5 years old."
She said her son will fly to Florida within the next three to four days and find out where the Marlins will assign him. Grant redshirted his freshman year and was a starting pitcher for the Mountaineers his junior and senior years. He is a 2007 graduate of West Henderson, playing under coach Jim Hyatt.
Seth Grant, RHP, Appalachian State, 6-4/215, Sr.
Drafted: 26th round, 797th pick (Miami Marlins)
2012 Stats: 7-3, 3.49 ERA, 69 strikeouts in 100.2 innings
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