AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Jeff Schaus

AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Jeff Schaus

April 27, 2009

Jeff Schaus, Baseball, Sophomore, Naples, FL

Schaus had a stellar series against #4 Georgia Tech over the weekend to lead Clemson to a 2-1 series win. Against the Yellow Jackets, he was 8-for-13 (.615) with one double, one homer, four RBIs, three runs, one walk, no strikeouts, a .923 slugging percentage, and .643 on-base percentage. His three-run homer in Saturday’s win proved to be the difference, while he was 4-for-5 with four RBIs in all on Saturday. He also went 3-for-4 in Friday’s game.

Perhaps his biggest moment of the week came against #19 Coastal Carolina on Tuesday. With two outs in the ninth inning and Clemson trailing 3-1, he blasted a dramatic grand slam to give the Tigers a 5-3 walkoff win. On the week, he was 10-for-22 (.455) with seven runs, one double, two homers, nine RBIs, and two stolen bases in five games, four of which were against top-25 ranked teams. On the season, he is hitting .331 with 10 doubles, one triple, eight homers, 30 RBIs, seven steals, and a .436 on-base percentage thanks to 28 walks against only 15 strikeouts in 169 at-bats.