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NC State OF Chase Nixon enters transfer portal

image_6483441 (3)by:Noah Fleischman06/21/24


NC State junior outfielder Chase Nixon entered the transfer portal Friday afternoon, and On3 Sports have learned. 

Nixon, who has one year of eligibility remaining, is the sixth NC State player to enter the transfer portal, joining pitchers Chance Mako, Christopher Zupito, Garrett Payne and Win Scott, as well as freshman infielder Robert Nedry.

The older brother of Luke, who just completed his freshman year with the Wolfpack, Chase Nixon made 39 appearances, including 29 starts, this spring. He hit .255 with three doubles and 14 RBI in 102 at-bats with the Wolfpack. Nixon also walked 24 times with just 14 strikeouts as he played mostly in left field, but was left out of the starting lineup for most of the postseason.

Nixon appeared in both of NC State’s College World Series losses last week, including walking as a pinch hitter against Kentucky in the Wolfpack’s opener in Omaha. 

The Wilmington, N.C., native made 32 appearances with 18 starts as a sophomore during the 2023 campaign. He hit .319 with eight doubles, two home runs and 11 runs scored that campaign. Nixon’s first homer of his second season in college came off Wake Forest ace Rhett Lowder in early April 2023. 

Nixon also made 18 appearances with two starts during his freshman year in 2022. He hit .273 with six hits and a double in his first season in Raleigh. 

Before Nixon joined the Wolfpack, he was an all-conference selection at Wilmington (N.C.) New Hanover High. Nixon’s father, Trot, was an MLB standout that played from 1996-2008 and helped the Boston Red Sox win the 2004 World Series.

While Nixon is the sixth player to enter the transfer portal, the Wolfpack has been busy in landing players from it. NC State has already gained two commitments from mid-major programs in the state through the portal. The Pack garnered a commitment from Campbell outfielder Dalen Thompson earlier this month, while UNC Greensboro right-hander Julien Peissel announced his decision to join NC State on Tuesday night. 

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