Transfer from Furman, who discontinued its program after the 2020 season … in 91.0 innings pitched over 44 appearances (eight starts) and three seasons, including two at Furman and one at Clemson, he has an 8-3 record, three saves and a 4.25 ERA while allowing 84 hits (.245 opponents’ batting average) and 46 walks with 77 strikeouts.
2021: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had a 1-0 record and 4.24 ERA in 17 appearances (one start) … in 23.1 innings pitched, he allowed 20 hits (.222 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 23 strikeouts … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no earned runs with two strikeouts against Georgia Southern at North Augusta, S.C. on March 23 … pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits and one earned run with six strikeouts at Boston College on March 26 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with four strikeouts against No. 23 Georgia on March 30 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no walks to earn his first win as a Tiger against No. 4 Louisville on May 2.
Before Clemson: Was 7-3 with three saves, a 4.26 ERA, .253 opponents’ batting average and 54 strikeouts against 34 walks in 67.2 innings pitched over 27 appearances (seven starts) in two seasons (2019,20) at Furman, where he was coached by Brett Harker … All-SoCon Freshman selection … two-time all-state selection at Northwestern High School … No. 15 overall player and No. 6 righthander in South Carolina by Perfect Game … was 8-1 with a 1.30 ERA as a senior … was 11-1 with an 0.50 ERA in 72.0 innings pitched as a junior, when he led the team to the state title … was 5-0 with four saves as a sophomore … lettered multiple times in baseball at Northwestern High School, where he was coached by Mitch Walters.
Personal: His father, John, played golf at North Carolina (1981-84), where he was a two-time All-American and ACC Player-of-the-Year … majoring in computer science … born Robert Bryan Hughes on Jan. 7, 2001 in Gastonia, N.C.