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.
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“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.