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#6 Elijah Henderson

Elijah Henderson - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
INF/OF
Height:
5-10
Weight:
185
Class:
**So.
Hometown:
Greer, S.C.
High School:
Blue Ridge HS
B/T:
R-R
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Had the versatility to play in the infield and outfield … a career .250 hitter with a .327 slugging percentage and .365 on-base percentage in 67 games (53 starts) over three active seasons … had nine doubles, two homers, 27 RBIs, 33 runs, 27 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and five steals.

2021: Hit .235 with 20 runs, two doubles, a homer, 10 RBIs, a .284 slugging percentage, .333 on-base percentage, nine walks, six hit-by-pitches and two steals in 31 games (28 starts, including 21 at second base, four in right field and three in left field) … hit .271 with two doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, 14 runs, a .394 on-base percentage and steal in 19 ACC regular-season games … went 1-for-3 with a homer and walk against No. 13 Virginia Tech on March 19 … went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a run, walk and hit-by-pitch at Boston College on March 26 … went 3-for-4 with a team-season-high two doubles, two runs and a hit-by-pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27 … went 2-for-4 with two runs against No. 17 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26.

2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … co-winner of the Mitchell Award, given to the team’s most valuable player … hit .323 with 10 runs, seven doubles, 12 RBIs, a .435 slugging percentage, .456 on-base percentage, 13 walks, three hit-by-pitches and three steals in 17 games (17 starts, including eight at second base, five in right field and four in left field) … tied for third in the ACC in doubles … led the team in doubles, on-base percentage, multiple-hit games (7) and two-out RBIs (10) … tied for the team lead in games, starts and steals … only had six strikeouts … had a .970 fielding percentage as a second-baseman … hit .385 with runners on base, .421 with runners in scoring position and .500 with two outs … went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run against Liberty on Feb. 16; was 6-for-11 (.545) with three RBIs in the series … was 2-for-2 with a walkoff single in the 10th inning, two walks and a hit-by-pitch against Stony Brook on Feb. 22 … went 3-for-4 with a double, four RBIs, a run and walk against Boston College on March 7.

2019: Hit .156 with three runs, a homer, five RBIs, a .270 on-base percentage and five walks in 19 games (eight starts in left field) … was 3-for-10 with two outs … was 4-for-5 (.800) with three RBIs in the first two innings … scored the walkoff run on a balk as a pinch-runner in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9 … hit a two-run single at Virginia Tech on March 29; was his first career hit … went 1-for-2 with his first career homer and a walk against No. 8 Louisville on April 5 … played for Forest City in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .270 with four doubles, four homers, 13 RBIs, 24 runs, a .382 on-base percentage and 15 steals in 35 games; Coastal Plain League All-Star Game selection; second-team All-CPL selection.

2018: Redshirted as a member of the developmental squad … No. 130 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Forest City in the Coastal Plain League, where he hit .250 with a homer, two triples, six doubles, 16 RBIs, 25 runs and eight steals in 34 games; named to the Coastal Plain League Select Team.

Before Clemson: South Carolina Select Team participant … three-time all-state and all-region selection … region player-of-the-year as a senior … lettered four times in baseball at Blue Ridge High School, where he was coached by Travis Henson.

Personal: Graduated May 6, 2021 with a degree in agribusiness … born Elijah Manning Henderson on Sept. 23, 1998 in Greenville, S.C.

Favorite hobbies – Hunting and fishing
Interesting facts about family/parents – His mother is a retired dental hygienist
One fact that most people don’t know – Enjoys going to class
Favorite food or candy – Steak and sushi
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning his high school’s regional tournament
Ideal vacation spot – Any beach in Mexico
Childhood hero – Derek Jeter
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – George Washington