Baseball announces two transfers
Farris, Seaborn to join Hokies
January 22, 2008
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech baseball staff recently announced the arrival of two transfers who have joined the team for the Spring 2008 semester. With the addition of Danny Farris (Garden Grove, Calif.) and Michael Seaborn (Atlanta, Ga.), the Hokies now have a total of 21 newcomers heading into the preseason. Farris is a 6-foot-5 right-handed pitcher who comes to Blacksburg after playing for one season at Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. Last year on the mound for the Waves, Farris went 2-1 with a 4.38 earned run average in 20 appearances. He struck out 16 batters in 24.2 innings pitched, and limited opponents to a .163 batting average. In two varsity seasons at Los Alamitos High School, Farris went 16-5 with 105 strikeouts and just 30 walks in 122 innings pitched, and was twice named to the All-Sunset League first team. Seaborn is an infielder who arrives at Virginia Tech after spending his redshirt season at Kentucky. As a standout shortstop at Lovett High School in Atlanta, he helped lead his team to the class AA state championship in 2006 while breaking the school's career home run record with 26, including 11 as a senior. Also as a senior, he batted .375 with 21 RBIs, 48 runs scored and 24 stolen bases. Most recently, he spent the summer of 2007 playing in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, where he led his team in batting average (.350), home runs (six), doubles (11), total bases (78) and slugging percentage (.557).