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Jun 11, 2024

Knaak Named NCBWA National Freshman-of-the-Year

By: Brian Hennessy

CLEMSON, S.C. – Righthander Aidan Knaak (Fort Myers, Fla.) was named NCBWA National Freshman Pitcher-of-the-Year on Tuesday. He became the second Tiger to win a national freshman-of-the-year honor, joining Seth Beer (2016).

Knaak, a First-Team All-ACC selection, was 5-1 with a 3.35 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 108 strikeouts against 29 walks in 83.1 innings pitched over 15 starts. Knaak, who only allowed 14 extra-base hits, led the team in starts on the mound, innings pitched and strikeouts. Clemson had a 13-2 record in his 15 starts.

Knaak earned first-team freshman All-America honors from NCBWA as well.