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Okey a Preseason All-American

Okey a Preseason All-American

CLEMSON, S.C. – Junior catcher Chris Okey was named a preseason second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Tuesday. Okey batted .315 with 16 doubles, 12 homers, 57 RBIs and three steals in starting all 61 games at catcher in 2015.

Okey is coming off a first-team All-America season in 2015, becoming Clemson’s first All-America catcher since 1997 (Matthew LeCroy). He led the 2015 squad in homers, total bases and slugging percentage. After the season, he played for the USA Collegiate National Team for the second summer in a row.

The Mount Dora, Fla., native is a career .282 hitter with a .351 on-base percentage in 122 games (122 starts) over two seasons. He also has 25 doubles, two triples, 16 homers, 98 RBIs, 77 runs, 49 walks and six steals.

Okey and the Tigers begin the 2016 season on February 19 against Maine at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.