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AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Richie Shaffer

AgSouth Homegrown Athlete of the Week – Richie Shaffer

April 2, 2012

Richie Shaffer, Baseball, Junior, Charlotte, NC

Shaffer earned his second ACC Baseball Player of the Week award of the 2012 season after leading Clemson to three wins in four games against Top 20 teams (one vs. No. 18 Georgia and two vs. No. 6 Miami). Shaffer totaled three doubles, two homers, seven RBIs, three runs, five walks, a .478 on-base percentage, an .833 slugging percentage, and one steal in five games total. He did not commit an error in 16 chances at third base.

On Tuesday at Georgia, Shaffer went 3-for-6 with two doubles, one homer, three RBIs, and two runs to lead Clemson to a 10-5 win. On Saturday against Miami, his two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning gave Clemson the lead for good in the Tigers’ 3-1 win. On the season, Shaffer is hitting .319 with six homers, 11 doubles, one triple, 24 RBIs, 23 runs, and a .472 on-base percentage in 27 games (27 starts).