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#23 Carson Spiers

Position:
RHP
Height:
6-2
Weight:
185
Class:
So.
Hometown:
Greenville, S.C.
High School:
Greenville HS
BIO

Righthander who was the 2017 team’s only two-way player and became one of the team’s top relievers in 2018 … in 46.1 innings pitched over 32 relief appearances and two seasons, he has a 2-2 record, four saves and a 2.14 ERA while allowing 26 hits (.161 opponents’ batting average) and 19 walks with 42 strikeouts.

2018: All-ACC Academic selection … had a 2-2 record, four saves and a 2.08 ERA in 29 relief appearances … in 43.1 innings pitched, he allowed 22 hits (.149 opponents’ batting average) and 19 walks with 39 strikeouts … fifth in Tiger history in hits per nine innings pitched (4.57), tied for seventh in relief appearances and ninth in appearances … tied for 10th in the ACC in appearances … led the team in ERA, appearances and opponents’ batting average … only allowed four of his 32 inherited baserunners to score … held opponents to an .075 batting average with runners on base, an .054 batting average with runners in scoring position and a .113 batting average with two outs … in 18.1 innings pitched over his last 11 appearances, he allowed only five hits and one run … pitched 1.2 perfect innings with two strikeouts to record his first career save against William & Mary on Feb. 17 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts against Winthrop on Feb. 27 … pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to earn his first career win against Wofford on March 6 … retired both batters he faced with the bases loaded to record the save against Michigan State at Greenville, S.C., on March 7 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits with two strikeouts to record the save in the first game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on March 10 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs in the first game of a doubleheader at No. 11 Louisville on March 25 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts at Virginia on April 28 … pitched 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against No. 15 Florida State on May 6 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with one strikeout to earn the win against No. 13 Florida State on May 7 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no runs with two strikeouts to record the save against Austin Peay on May 12 … pitched 2.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts at Kennesaw State on May 15 … pitched 2.2 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts at Pittsburgh on May 18 … pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with one strikeout against Morehead State in the Clemson Regional on June 1 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with four strikeouts against Vanderbilt in the Clemson Regional on June 2.

2017: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had an 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA in three relief appearances … in 3.0 innings pitched, he allowed four hits (.308 opponents’ batting average), no homers and no walks with three strikeouts … appeared in one game at third base … held opponents to 1-for-8 with runners on base … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks with a strikeout against Nevada on May 7; was his first career appearance … retired the only batter he faced in relief at NC State on May 19 … played for Charlottesville in the Valley League in the summer, where he had a 5.68 ERA and six strikeouts against no walks in 6.1 innings pitched over two relief appearances; was 3-for-21 (.143) with four runs, two RBIs and four walks in 11 games in the field.

Before Clemson: All-state as a senior … all-region as a junior and senior … team MVP … set the school record for career passing yards and career passing touchdowns … lettered four times in baseball and four times in football at Greenville High School, where he was coached by Joey Golinski.

Personal: His cousin, Will, was a freshman punter at Clemson in 2017 … his father, Michael, hit .301 with 16 homers, 110 RBIs and 32 steals in 184 games over four seasons (1988-91) at Clemson … his uncle, Bill, hit .325 with 34 doubles, 17 triples, 17 homers, 119 RBIs, 169 runs and 60 steals in 173 games over three seasons (1985-87) at Clemson and was a student assistant coach on the Clemson football team in 2016 and 2017; first-team All-American in 1987 before being drafted in the first round; played 13 seasons (1989-01) in the majors with the Brewers, Mets and Astros and totaled 922 hits, most by a former Tiger … his grandfather, Bud, hit .254 with seven homers and 44 RBIs in three seasons (1956-58) at Clemson … majoring in management … born William Carson Spiers on Nov. 11, 1997 in Greenville, S.C.