AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Kyle Parker

AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Kyle Parker

April 13, 2009

Kyle Parker, Baseball, Sophomore, Jacksonville, FL

Parker had an outstanding week on two fronts. On the diamond, he went 8-for-18 (.444) with two doubles, two homers, 11 RBIs, four runs, and three walks in five games this past week against arch-rival South Carolina and #5-ranked Miami (FL). In the home-and-home series against the Gamecocks, he totaled four hits, two doubles, and four RBIs, then he went 6-for-14 with two homers and seven RBIs to lead Clemson to two wins in three games against the Hurricanes. He had at least one hit and one RBI in all five games (and at least two RBIs in four of the five games) during the week.

In a remarkable day on Saturday, he first led his White squad to a 30-13 win in Clemson’s Spring Football Game by completing 13-21 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown against no interceptions along with a rushing touchdown, then he rushed over to Doug Kingsmore Stadium to play a doubleheader against the Hurricanes, as he missed the first few innings of the first game after running from the football stadium. In the doubleheader, he was 3-for-7 with two homers and five RBIs. On the season, he is hitting .286 with seven homers and 33 RBIs in 32 games (31 starts).