#5 Sam Hall

Hampstead, N.C.
High School:
Topsail HS

Freshman who played sparingly during the first half of his freshman season, but came on to be an everyday starter late in the year … has good speed and the versatility to play in the outfield and infield.

2018: Hit .239 with 18 runs, four doubles, two homers, seven RBIs, a .341 on-base percentage, six walks, five hit-by-pitches and eight steals in 25 games (21 starts, including 16 in left field, four at second base and one at third base) … committed only one error in 43 chances (.977 fielding percentage), including none in 17 chances as an infielder. … hit .316 with a .409 on-base percentage as the leadoff batter of an inning … as a pinch-runner with two outs in the ninth inning, he stole second base and scored the tying run against William & Mary on Feb. 16 … went 2-for-4 with an RBI, a run, walk and steal against Presbyterian College on April 25; was his first career start … went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a steal at Virginia on April 28 … went 2-for-5 with his first career homer and two runs at Virginia on April 29 … went 2-for-3 with an RBI, two runs, a hit-by-pitch and two steals against Western Carolina on May 9 … went 1-for-1 with a double, four runs, two walks and a hit-by-pitch against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament on May 23 … No. 116 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 22 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 33 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball.

Before Clemson: All-county, all-area and all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … member of the state championship team as a freshman and runnerup as a junior … member of the conference championship team as a freshman and sophomore … lettered four times in baseball at Topsail High School, where he was coached by Granville Gehris.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born Joseph Samuel Lee Hall on Jan. 27, 1999 in Little Rock, Ark.