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#47 Alex Schnell

Position:
LHP
Height:
5-11
Weight:
185
Class:
Senior
Hometown:
Milton, Ga.
High School:
Milton HS
BIO

Lefthander who saw most of his action in long relief and emerged as one of the top lefthanders out of the bullpen in 2017 … was a situational lefty in 2018 … in 71.1 innings pitched over 55 appearances (three starts) and four seasons, he had a 3-0 record, a save and 5.93 ERA while allowing 83 hits (.288 opponents’ batting average) and 39 walks with 46 strikeouts.

2018: Had an 0-0 record and a 5.19 ERA in 10 relief appearances … in 8.2 innings pitched, he allowed nine hits (.281 opponents’ batting average) and six walks with four strikeouts … held opponents to 1-for-11 (.091) with runners on base … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks against Michigan State at Greenville, S.C., on March 7 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with one strikeout against No. 18 Coastal Carolina on April 3.

2017: Had a 1-0 record and 2.51 ERA in 13 relief appearances … in 14.1 innings pitched, he allowed 15 hits (.273 opponents’ batting average), no homers and five walks with nine strikeouts … pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief to earn the win at No. 4 South Carolina on March 5 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no runs and one walk with two strikeouts at No. 25 Florida State on April 16 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts at No. 3 North Carolina on April 28 … pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against No. 2 Louisville on May 12 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no earned runs and no walks with two strikeouts against No. 10 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 26.

2016: Had an 0-0 record and a 6.11 ERA in 21 appearances (three starts) … in 28.0 innings pitched, he allowed 38 hits (.317 opponents’ batting average), one homer and 13 walks with 19 strikeouts … Clemson had a 3-0 record in his three starts … had a 3.24 ERA in 8.1 innings pitched over his three starts … pitched 3.1 innings in a starting role, allowing no runs and one walk with two strikeouts against Wofford on March 1 … pitched 3.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit and one run with three strikeouts at The Citadel on March 16 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 25 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with one strikeout against Pittsburgh on April 1 … played for Strasburg in the Valley League in the summer, where he was 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA, .306 opponents’ batting average and 14 strikeouts against three walks in 19.1 innings pitched over 10 appearances (one start).

2015: Had a 2-0 record, a save and an 8.41 ERA in 11 relief appearances … in 20.1 innings pitched, he allowed 21 hits (.259 opponents’ batting average) and 15 walks with 14 strikeouts … did not throw a wild pitch … held opponents to a .143 batting average with the bases empty … in 10.2 innings pitched over four February relief appearances, he was 1-0 with a save, an 0.84 ERA and a .139 opponents’ batting average … pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with one strikeout against West Virginia on Feb. 14; was his first career appearance … pitched 3.0 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn his first career win in the first game of a doubleheader against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 21 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and one walk with one strikeout to record his first career save against No. 10 South Carolina on Feb. 27 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win at Western Carolina on March 24 … played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 18 strikeouts against 15 walks in 17.0 innings pitched over eight relief appearances.

Before Clemson: Two-time all-state selection at the AAAAAA level … state and region pitcher-of-the-year as a senior … member of the state championship team as a junior … member of the region championship team as a sophomore, junior and senior … No. 14 lefthander in Georgia by Perfect Game … lettered three times in baseball at Milton High School, where he was coached by Joey Ray.

Personal: His brother, Kyle, was a righthander at Clemson from 2013-15 … graduated May 11, 2018 with a degree in construction science & management … born Alexander Benjamin Schnell on May 4, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.