Saw limited action during the first half of the 2017 season, but became one of the team’s top relievers late in the year … used out of the bullpen in 2018 … in 29.1 innings pitched over 24 relief appearances and two seasons, he has a 1-2 record, one save and a 3.68 ERA while allowing 26 hits (.228 opponents’ batting average) and 16 walks with 32 strikeouts.
2018: Had an 0-0 record, one save and a 6.14 ERA in 12 relief appearances … in 14.2 innings pitched, he allowed 18 hits and 13 walks with 18 strikeouts … pitched a perfect ninth inning with three strikeouts against No. 10 Georgia at North Augusta, S.C., on April 10 … pitched the ninth inning, allowing no walks with one strikeout to record the save against Western Carolina on May 9 … No. 21 ACC prospect for the 2019 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2017: Had a 1-2 record and 1.23 ERA in 12 relief appearances … in 14.2 innings pitched, he allowed eight hits (.151 opponents’ batting average), no homers and three walks with 14 strikeouts … stranded all nine of his inherited baserunners … held opponents to 1-for-25 (.040) with runners on base and 3-for-22 (.136) with two outs … held righthanded batters to a .121 batting average … retired the only batter he faced to end the game against No. 11 Virginia on March 19; was his first career appearance … pitched a perfect eighth inning with a strikeout at No. 25 Florida State on April 16 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with a strikeout against Georgia on April 19 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks at Furman on May 9 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no earned runs with three strikeouts at NC State on May 20 … pitched 4.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with five strikeouts to earn his first career win against UNC Greensboro in the Clemson Regional on June 4 … No. 99 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 20 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: East Coast Professional Showcase … played in the Palmetto Games … third-team All-American by Perfect Game … No. 3 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game … No. 1 pitcher in South Carolina by Perfect Game … lettered three times in baseball and two times in football at South Aiken High School, where he was coached by Bob Polewski.
Personal: Majoring in pre-business … born Owen Sinclair Griffith on Feb. 6, 1998 in Aiken, S.C.