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UNCG transfer RHP Julien Peissel commits to NC State

image_6483441 (3)by:Noah Fleischman06/18/24


NC State baseball’s time at the College World Series ended, but the Wolfpack isn’t letting up anytime soon on the recruiting trail. The Pack added UNC Greensboro right-handed pitcher Julien Peissel from the transfer portal Tuesday night, he announced via social media. 

“Beyond grateful for the opportunities, friends, and memories I’ve made the past two year,” Peissel wrote. “I’m excited to announce I’ll be attending NC state for the remainder of my college career.”

Peissel, a Hickory, N.C., native has two years of eligibility remaining. He’s NC State’s second transfer portal pickup of the spring, joining Campbell outfielder Dalen Thompson, who committed earlier this month.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound arm will help bolster NC State’s pitching staff, which lost right-handed starters Sam Highfill and Logan Whitaker due to exhausted eligibility at the conclusion of the spring, and it could lose lefty Dominic Fritton to the MLB Draft next month.

Peissel made 14 appearances this past season, all starts, for the Spartans. He held a 4-2 record in 74.2 innings pitched with a team-best 64 strikeouts. Peissel limited opposing batters to just a .253 batting average as UNCG’s Friday night starter. 

Peissel also walked just 32 batters with a 4.70 ERA en route to an All-SoCon Coaches’ second-team selection this spring. He was named to the All-SoCon Media second team and was a two-time conference pitcher of the week this year. 

The right-hander started UNCG’s 18-3 win over NC State on March 12. He tossed 4.2 innings, allowing three runs on two hits with four strikeouts and five walks on 98 pitches.

During Peissel’s freshman season, he was an impressive mix of relief pitcher and starter. The righty made 19 appearances with six starts across 54 innings of work. Peissel held a 4-2 record, a 4.67 ERA with 29 strikeouts and 13 walks in his first year of college baseball. 

In all, opposing hitters logged a .265 mark against Peissel in his two years at UNCG. 

Before Peissel impressed at UNCG, he was a four-year letterwinner at Saint Stephens High, including being named the conference player of the year during his junior campaign. 

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