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#31 Caden Grice

Caden Grice - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
1B/LHP
Height:
6-6
Weight:
240
Class:
Fr.
Hometown:
Greer, S.C.
High School:
Riverside HS
B/T:
L-L
BIO

Career Stats

Was the team’s top power hitter and run producer as a first-year freshman in 2021 … hits for power to all fields … has shown flashes of dominance on the mound.

2021: Golden Spikes Award Watch List member … first-team freshman All-American by D1Baseball and Perfect Game … freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … second-team freshman All-American by Baseball America and NCBWA … Second-Team All-ACC selection (first baseman) … All-ACC Freshman selection … hit .317 with 40 runs, nine doubles, a triple, 15 homers, 53 RBIs, a .618 slugging percentage, .427 on-base percentage, 28 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and two steals in 51 games (51 starts, including 28 at first base, 22 as the DH and one in right field) … had an 0-1 record and a 7.20 ERA in five appearances (three starts) … in 10.0 innings pitched, he allowed 10 hits (.263 opponents’ batting average), no homers and six walks with 14 strikeouts … tied for fifth in the ACC in RBIs, tied for seventh in homers and 10th in slugging percentage … led the team in runs, homers, RBIs, total bases (115), slugging percentage, on-base percentage and multiple-RBI games (14) … tied for the team lead in starts (52) and two-out RBIs (19) … had 17 multiple-hit games … hit .338 with seven doubles, a triple, 10 homers, 39 RBIs, 29 runs, a .625 slugging percentage, .451 on-base percentage and a steal in 36 ACC regular-season games … hit .379 with a .690 slugging percentage and .472 on-base percentage with runners in scoring position … was 4-for-6 with a grand slam, two doubles, 12 RBIs and a walk with the bases loaded … was 20-for-49 (.408) with six homers, three doubles and 25 RBIs in the first two innings … was 13-for-33 (.394) with two homers, two doubles and six RBIs after the seventh inning … allowed one hit (.053 opponents’ batting average), one run (1.50 ERA) and three walks with 10 strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched over two appearances (one start) in ACC regular-season games … named one of 12 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on March 8 for his four games from March 2-7; was 6-for-13 (.462) with four homers, six RBIs, seven runs and four walks in four games … named ACC Player-of-the-Week on March 29 and NCBWA National Hitter-of-the-Week on March 30 for his four games from March 23-27; was 9-for-18 (.500) with five runs, three doubles, a triple, homer, 13 RBIs, a .944 slugging percentage and .571 on-base percentage … named one of 11 national players-of-the-Week by Collegiate Baseball and ACC Player-of-the-Week on May 3 as well as national player-of-the-week by D1Baseball and Perfect Game on May 4 for his three games against No. 4 Louisville from April 30 to May 2; was 9-for-13 (.692) with four homers, a double, 12 RBIs, seven runs, a 1.692 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage … went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Cincinnati on Feb. 19; was his first career game … went 2-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs against East Tennessee State on March 2 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs and two walks against Notre Dame on March 5 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and a walk against Notre Dame on March 7 … went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and walk at No. 18 North Carolina on March 12 … hit a three-run homer against Georgia Southern at North Augusta, S.C. on March 23 … went 4-for-6 with a double, triple, seven RBIs and two runs at Boston College on March 26; his two-out, two-run triple in the seventh inning gave Clemson the lead for good … went 1-for-3 with a three-run double in the 10th inning, a run, walk and two hit-by-pitches in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27 … went 3-for-5 with a double and run in the second game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27; was 8-for-14 (.571) with three doubles, a triple, 10 RBIs, four runs and a .647 on-base percentage in the series … went 2-for-4 with a homer against Virginia on April 10 … went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs as well as pitching 1.0 perfect innings in relief with one strikeout at No. 21 Georgia on April 20 … hit a team-season-high and school-record-tying three homers with a team-season-high eight RBIs against No. 4 Louisville on April 30; became the 15th Tiger to hit three homers in a game; most RBIs by a Tiger since 2006 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a hit-by-pitch against No. 4 Louisville on May 1; his solo homer in the eighth inning broke a 4-4 tie in Clemson’s win … went 4-for-4 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and two walks against No. 4 Louisville on May 2 … went 1-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a hit-by-pitch at No. 10 Florida State on May 15 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with eight strikeouts against Duke on May 22 … went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs against Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 25; tied the Tiger record for homers in an ACC Tournament game … No. 10 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 38 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for the USA Collegiate National Team in the summer.

Before Clemson: No. 218 overall player and No. 25 lefthander in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 5 overall player and No. 2 lefthander in South Carolina by Perfect Game … three-time all-state selection … four-time all-region selection … South Carolina Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a senior … upstate player-of-the-year by Greenville News as a sophomore … lettered four times in baseball at Riverside High School, where he was coached by Michael Pettit.

Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Caden Bradley Grice on June 15, 2002 in Greer, S.C.