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Baseball’s Clackum Named to All-American Second Team

May 20, 1998

TUCSON, Ariz.–Clemson relief pitcher Scott Clackum has been named a second-team All-American according to Collegiate Baseball. The senior from North Augusta, SC, was one of just two ACC pitchers named to the first two teams as chosen by college baseball’s oldest newspaper.

Clackum has been outstanding all season for the Tigers, as he has recorded nine saves, a 1.10 ERA and a perfect 7-0 record. He has 32 strikeouts and just six walks in 32 2/3 innings of relief. He has 16 victories or saves in 22 appearances.

For his two year career with the Tigers, Clackum has 13 saves, tied for fourth in Clemson history and a 10-4 record. Clackum, who was named first-team All-ACC this year, has allowed opponents to hit just .165 this year, including just .103 with runners in scoring position. At one point this year he had a streak of 23 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.

Clackum attended Spartanburg Methodist for two years before coming to Clemson in 1997. He attended Strom Thurmond High School. He is the second Clemson relief pitcher in the last four years to earn All-American honors. Scott Winchester, now a starter with the Cincinnati Reds, was a first-team All-American as a relief pitcher in 1995.