#45 Holt Jones

Santa Monica, Calif.
High School:
Santa Monica HS

One of the tallest (6’7”) players in Clemson history.

2018: Had a 2-0 record and 4.41 ERA in eight appearances (three starts) … in 16.1 innings pitched, he allowed 16 hits (.254 opponents’ batting average), no homers and 10 walks with 18 strikeouts … held opponents to a .100 batting average with two outs … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with three strikeouts to earn his first career win against Michigan State at Greenville, S.C., on March 7 … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with eight strikeouts to earn the win against Charleston Southern on March 13; struck out the first seven batters of the game and did not allow a hit until the sixth inning; was his first career start … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout in the first game of a doubleheader against Miami (Fla.) on April 14 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament on May 23 … No. 136 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Lettered two times in baseball at Santa Monica High School, where he was coached by Adam Klein.

Personal: His grandfather, Gordon, father, Penn, and uncle, Lee, all played baseball at Southern California … his sister, Whitney, was a junior on the Rutgers softball team in 2018 … majoring in pre-business … born Penn Holter Jones Jr., on May 8, 1999 in Greenwich, Conn.