Ole Miss lands transfer from Duke’s ACC All-Freshman Andrew Fischer
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss baseball received an important transfer portal commit Wednesday as Duke third baseman Andrew Fischer announced his intent to play for the Rebs.
First and foremost I want to thank my family and friends for guiding me throughout this process. I could not have asked for a better support system. With that said, I am proud to announce my commitment to Ole Miss to continue my academic and athletic career. @OleMissBSB pic.twitter.com/ZrgbqyxNbm
— Andrew Fischer (@sirfischer3) June 21, 2023
Fischer was named to the ACC All-Freshman team, setting a Duke freshman record by hitting 11 home runs in his rookie campaign.
His biggest home run of the year came in a decisive game-three victory against Boston College, when he pounded a go-ahead, three-run shot in the ninth.
The lefty slugger also drove in 33 while hitting .289 and he spent the majority of the season at the top of the order, batting second. He started 45 games as a freshman, tied for most among the rookies on the Blue Devils’ squad.
Fisher committed just one error in 48 at third base, good for a .979 fielding percentage.
The Manasquan, N.J., native spent most of the year starting at the hot corner but moved from third base to designated hitter after breaking his hamate bone.
Many had thought Fischer, who entered the transfer portal on June 12, might choose LSU. But after his visit to Ole Miss ended on Wednesday, he announced his pledge to go with the Rebs. He has two seasons remaining before he will become draft eligible.
In 2023, Duke finished 39-24 and went 16-13 in conference play. They lost to Virginia in a three-game Super Regionals series.
Where Fischer fits in
Rebels’ third baseman Ethan Lege has not yet announced if he is returning, as he has eligibility remaining, but many believe he will choose to go pro. If he does return to Ole Miss, however, Lege can play other spots in the infield which would allow for Fischer to play third.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.