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Former WVU Pitcher Ben Hampton Transfers to TCU



WVU Baseball pitcher Ben Hampton

Former WVU left-handed pitcher Ben Hampton is transferring to Big 12 foe TCU, as first reported by Jamie Plunkett of 247 Sports on Tuesday night. Hampton entered the transfer portal on June 5.

Hampton confirmed his transfer by including TCU baseball in his social media bios.

The 6-foot-1 junior logged a 4.45 ERA across 85 innings in 16 starts, striking out 66 batters while allowing 30 walks. Hampton started in WVU’s only win in the Kentucky regional to keep the season alive. Hampton recorded three innings, allowing four earned runs on seven hits in his last start against Ball State.

Both Hampton and fifth-year No. 2 starter Blaine Traxel won’t be on the team next season so West Virginia will need to find some arms in the transfer portal.

Hampton becomes the second Mountaineer in back-to-back offseasons to transfer to TCU. Former WVU outfielder Austin Davis transferred to TCU last offseason, helping lead the Horned Frogs to the College World Series in Omaha this month.

Davis hit for a .280 average with nine home runs and 55 RBIs. Davis also recorded a near-perfect .992 fielding percentage during his fifth year of college baseball.

Hampton has one year of eligibility remaining.

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