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#44 Nick Clayton

Nick Clayton - Baseball - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
RHP
Height:
6-5
Weight:
215
Class:
*Fr.
Hometown:
York, S.C.
High School:
York Comprehensive HS
B/T:
R-R
* - Redshirt
BIO

Career Stats

Righthander who was one of Clemson’s top relievers in 2020 and 2021 … in 46.1 innings pitched over 24 appearances (one start) and two seasons, he has a 7-2 record, one save and a 3.50 ERA while allowing 39 hits (.225 opponents’ batting average) and 16 walks with 48 strikeouts.

2021: Had a 6-2 record and a 4.30 ERA in 18 appearances (one start) … in 37.2 innings pitched, he allowed 35 hits (.241 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 40 strikeouts … tied for ninth in the ACC in wins … led the team in wins … only allowed one steal in three attempts … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no walks with five strikeouts to earn the win against East Tennessee State on March 2 … pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief against USC Upstate on March 9 … pitched 2.1 perfect innings in relief with five strikeouts against Georgia State on March 16 … pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts against No. 13 Virginia Tech on March 21 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit with two strikeouts to earn the win against Georgia Southern at North Augusta, S.C. on March 23 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against Boston College on March 27 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win at NC State on April 2 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with one strikeout against Virginia on April 11 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no walks with one strikeout to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against Wake Forest on April 25 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts to earn the win against USC Upstate on May 5.

2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … had a 1-0 record, one save and an 0.00 ERA in six relief appearances … in 8.2 innings pitched, he allowed four hits (.143 opponents’ batting average), no homers and four walks with eight strikeouts … did not allow a steal in four attempts … did not allow an extra-base hit … only allowed two of his nine inherited baserunners to score … held lefthanded batters to 0-for-12 with one walk and four strikeouts … held opponents to 1-for-15 (.067) with runners on base, 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and 0-for-9 with two outs … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts to record the save against Liberty on Feb. 15; was his first career appearance … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to earn his first career win against Stony Brook on Feb. 22 … pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no earned runs with one strikeout against Winthrop on March 11 … No. 36 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 8 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: All-state selection … region pitcher-of-the-year … team MVP … lettered four times in baseball at York Comprehensive High School, where he was coached by Eddie Tisdale and Tripper Crisson.

Personal: His cousins, Chad and Drew, played baseball at USC Lancaster … majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Nicholas Bryant Clayton on April 10, 2001 in York, S.C.

Favorite hobbies – Golfing, hunting and hanging out with friends
One fact that most people don’t know – Used to play the piano at a young age
Favorite food or candy – Bacon-wrapped duck and sour punch straws
Ideal vacation spot – Australia
Childhood hero – His father
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – LeBron James