Baseball Transfer Portal: Tulane’s Zach DeVIto to Georgia, UNO’s Amani Larry to Mississippi State
The Division I baseball programs in New Orleans were ‘bulldogged’ Tuesday by the SEC via the transfer portal.
Tulane pitcher Zach DeVIto announced his transfer to Georgia while UNO second baseman Amani Larry stated he will head to Mississippi State.
I am very thankful for the opportunities Tulane has given me over the last 2 years! Without the help of the coaches and teammates, I wouldn’t have this opportunity today! I wish them best! I’m excited to announce that I will be transferring to the University of Georgia!#GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/IjvHB66VwB
— 𝒵𝒶𝒸𝒽 𝒟𝑒𝒱𝒾𝓉𝑜💰 (@DevitoZach) June 28, 2022
Very blessed and thankful to say I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Mississippi State. #Hailstate
I would like to thank the coaches at the University of New Orleans for everything and the opportunity. Wish nothing but the best⚔️ pic.twitter.com/Ng0Wmxrdoz
— amani larry (@alarry21) June 28, 2022
The 6-foot, 185-pound Devito has served as the Green Wave closer the past two seasons, racking up 14 saves and a 5-3 record over his 40 college appearances. Nine of those saves came in 2022, when the Lithia, Fla. native improved his ERA by nearly three runs (to 4.01) while striking out 40 batters in 24.2 innings.
DeVito has seen his velocity rise to the low-90s while able to reach 95. Sporting three offspeed pitches, he may be give the chance to compete for a starting role for UGA.
Larry (5-11, 190) earned Second Team ABCA All-Region honors in his only season with the Privateers after transferring to UNO from East Central Community College.
The Parkway High alum finished third in the Southland Conference in batting average (.370), first in on-base percentage (.477), first in runs scored (67) and third in RBI (56). Larry was also a stellar defender with only three errors (two as the regular second baseman) in 53 games while showing plus range.
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