Former 'Hoos find new baseball homes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Ben Harris made one appearance on the mound and six in the field for the Virginia baseball team this past season. His next college baseball game will come in a Georgia uniform.

Harris, a rising sophomore pitcher/outfielder who appeared in the 2017 Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field, announced last week on Twitter that he is returning to his home state and transferring to Georgia. Harris went 0-for-4 at the plate and gave up two runs in 2/3 inning in his lone pitching appearance in limited duty for the Wahoos this spring.

According to a source, Harris was one of four UVA players to put their names in the transfer portal following the 2019 season. Two other first-year players -- infielder Jack Dragum and outfielder Bryce Greenly -- have also found new homes. Greenly announced last month that he'll return home to play at Delaware. Louisburg College, a junior college in North Carolina, recently announced that Dragum will join its baseball program next season.

Dragum hit .154 in 13 games for the Cavaliers this spring, while Greenly didn't make a game appearance.

The fourth player in the transfer portal, junior catcher Drew Blakely, was honored on senior day and graduated from UVA in three years. He plans to play at Richmond next season as a graduate transfer. Blakely had one at-bat this year after missing all of his sophomore season with an injury. He hit .250 with four RBI in 10 games as a freshman in 2017, including seven starts.



 
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