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#32 Jacob Hennessy

Position:
LHP
Height:
6-0
Weight:
235
Class:
Sophomore
Hometown:
Moore, S.C.
High School:
Dorman HS
BIO

One of the team’s top lefthanders out of the bullpen in 2017, then became the Friday starter in 2018 … in 102.0 innings pitched over 40 appearances (14 starts) and two seasons, he has a 6-4 record, three saves and a 3.88 ERA while allowing 104 hits (.263 opponents’ batting average) and 25 walks with 91 strikeouts … sixth in Tiger history in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.64) and eighth in walks per nine innings pitched (2.21)

2018: College Baseball Foundation National Pitcher-of-the-Year Watch List member … won the Dedication Award for outstanding work in the strength training room … All-ACC Academic selection … had a 4-3 record and 3.91 ERA in 14 starts … in 71.1 innings pitched, he allowed 72 hits (.259 opponents’ batting average) and 14 walks with 54 strikeouts … held opponents to a .181 batting average with two outs … had a 2.70 ERA in 43.1 innings pitched after the second inning … had a 2-1 record, 2.27 ERA, .233 opponents’ batting average and 29 strikeouts against nine walks in 31.2 innings pitched over six starts against NCAA Tournament teams … pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs and two walks with eight strikeouts to earn the win against No. 10 Dallas Baptist on Feb. 23 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and no earned runs with two strikeouts at No. 23 South Carolina on March 2 … pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, two runs and no walks with seven strikeouts against Georgia Tech on March 9 … pitched 7.1 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, one run and two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win at No. 11 Louisville on March 23 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no earned runs and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against Boston College on March 29 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs and no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win at Virginia on April 27 … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing one run and no walks with three strikeouts against No. 15 Florida State on May 5.

2017: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had a 2-1 record, three saves and a 3.82 ERA in 26 relief appearances … in 30.2 innings pitched, he allowed 32 hits (.274 opponents’ batting average) and 11 walks with 37 strikeouts … only allowed one steal in three attempts … held lefthanded batters to a .193 batting average … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no earned runs and no walks with four strikeouts; had all four strikeouts in the sixth inning … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with four strikeouts to record his first career save against Elon on Feb. 26 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to record the save against Notre Dame on March 10 … pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with five strikeouts against Yale on March 14 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with two strikeouts against Winthrop on March 29 … pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Charleston Southern on April 11 … struck out the only batter he faced to record the save against Georgia on April 19 … pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to earn the win against No. 17 Wake Forest on April 21 … No. 115 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Played in the Select Games … three-time all-state by High School Sports Report and two-time all-state by the coaches … Spartanburg Herald Journal Player-of-the-Year … team MVP … No. 7 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game … No. 2 lefthander in South Carolina by Perfect Game … No. 3 lefthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects … lettered four times in baseball at Dorman High School, where he was coached by Jesse Dyar.

Personal: His sister, Melissa, played volleyball at Francis Marion … majoring in management … born Jacob David Hennessy on Aug. 4, 1997 in Spartanburg, S.C.