Curt Britt to transfer from Gamecocks

07/16/2014 7:18 PM

07/16/2014 7:18 PM

Pitcher Curt Britt has decided to transfer to N.C. State.

Britt, a Laurinburg, N.C., native, is making the move to his home state after the death of his father, Tommy Britt, in late May. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander announced his decision on his Twitter account Wednesday.

“So thankful for my past 2 years at USC, I will always love Gamecock Nation! I am excited for this new journey in Raleigh! Go Pack!”

In his two seasons, Britt posted a 5-0 record with one save and a 3.61 ERA over 421/3 innings. He made 19 appearances, including four starts, although he did not pitch in the NCAA tournament after his father’s death.

“He was very, very close to his dad, and he’s very close to his family. He just felt like with all he had been though that a change of scenery would be good for him,” Holbrook said. “We supported him in that and tried to assist him in any way that we could to find a place that would best suit him. He’s in a place where he can get a fresh start. He made a good decision, and we’re happy for him.”

Holbrook said that N.C. State coaches told him that Britt will receive a hardship waiver so he will not have a sit out a year under NCAA transfer rules.

Freshman right-hander Jackson Smith, a native of Hartselle, Ala., also will not return to the program. He’s headed to a junior college.


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