|Grant Selected By Miami|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Wednesday, 06 June 2012 14:25|
Seth Grant became the third Appalachian State player to be selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Grant, a red-shirt senior, was taken by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round with the 797th choice.
Grant, a right hander, was 7-3 this season with a 3.49 earned-run-average.
He made 16 appearances as a starting pitcher, had one complete game, and gave up 39 earned runs in 100 2/3 innings. He gave up 34 walks with 69 strikeouts. Nathan Hyatt and Tyler Tewell were taken by the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Hyatt was selected in the 13th round; Tewell in the 14 round.
Grant, who graduated from West Henderson High School, was a two-time all-state honoree and conference player of the year his senior year.
Grant was also the fifth Southern Conference player selected through the first 26 rounds of the draft on Wednesday. Second baseman Ross Heffley of Western Carolina went to Atlanta in the 18th round; RHP Tyler Vanderheiden of Samford went to the New York Mets in the 19th round; pitcher Tyler Hollstegge of UNC-Greensboro went to the Oakland A's in the 21st round and pitcher James Stokes of Elon was taken by the Cleveland Indians in the 22nd round.
Photo Courtesy: Seth Grant, ASU Athletics
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