Oregon State infielder/outfielder Andy Atwood is transferring to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the junior-to-be announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
“I would like to take the time to thank everyone at Oregon State who has helped me throughout the past two years,” Atwood said in a statement. “I extend a special thanks to all my teammates over this time who will be my family forever. The Oregon State baseball program has been a big part of my life, and although I wouldn’t trade my experience there for anything, it is time for me to follow a different path.”
Atwood played in 36 games with 21 starts for the Beavers in 2017, batting .239 with three doubles and 12 RBIs as the team finished with a program-record 56 victories. He hit .211 in 22 games (six starts) as a freshman.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder came to OSU from Seattle’s O’Dea High. Atwood will have two years of eligibility remaining for the Vaqueros, who play in the Division I Western Athletic Conference.
Earlier this month, reliever Scotland Church announced that he will finish his college career at Lubbock Christian University.