Junior infielder who is a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … made starts at third base in 2021 and was a reserve for the first part of 2022, but exploded at the plate in early April … a career .317 hitter with a .545 slugging percentage and .372 on-base percentage in 56 games (49 starts) over two seasons … has 10 doubles, 12 homers, 45 RBIs, 33 runs, 19 walks, a hit-by-pitch and two steals … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game … No. 5 second baseman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 82 junior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 78 college prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 18 ACC prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 20 ACC prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2022: Second-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … Third-Team All-ACC selection … won the Tiger Baseball Award, given to the team’s best leader … All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .349 with 30 runs, nine doubles, 11 homers, 40 RBIs, a .602 slugging percentage, .397 on-base percentage, 14 walks and a hit-by-pitch in 44 games (39 starts at second base) … had a .981 fielding percentage, committing only three errors in 158 chances … had 21 multiple-hit games … had 11 multiple-RBI games … hit a team-high .381 with nine homers, six doubles and 24 RBIs in 25 games against top-25 ranked teams … after starting the year 5-for-29 (.172) in his first 12 games, he was 53-for-137 (.387) with eight homers and 35 RBIs in his last 32 games … hit a team-high .370 with seven homers, four doubles, 21 RBIs and 17 runs in 24 ACC regular-season games … had a 13-game RBI streak from April to May … had a 14-game hitting April to May … went 2-for-3 with two homers and a walk against No. 23 Miami (Fla.) on March 18 … went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk at Winthrop on March 29 … went 2-for-5 with an RBI, two runs and a walk against No. 22 NC State on April 1 … went 2-for-4 with a homer against No. 22 NC State on April 2 … went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs against No. 22 NC State on April 3; was 8-for-14 (.571) with two homers, five RBIs, four runs and a walk in the series … went 2-for-4 with a homer, double and two runs against No. 10 Georgia on April 5 … went 2-for-5 with two RBIs against USC Upstate at Greenville, S.C. on April 12 … went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, six RBIs and two runs against East Tennessee State on April 20 … went 1-for-3 with a homer and walk against No. 9 Florida State on April 23 … went 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run against No. 9 Florida State on April 24 … went 2-for-5 with two RBIs, a run and walk against Presbyterian on April 26 … went 2-for-6 with a double, two RBIs and two runs against No. 22 Wofford on April 27 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs and a walk at No. 10 Louisville on May 1 … went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a walk against No. 21 Georgia Tech on May 6 … went 3-for-5 with a homer in the first game of a doubleheader at No. 9 Virginia on May 15 … hit a two-run homer against No. 2 Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26 … played for Wareham in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .206 with a homer, three doubles, 13 RBIs, 13 runs and a steal in 34 games.
2021: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .167 with three runs, a double, homer, five RBIs, a .262 on-base percentage, five walks and two steals in 12 games (10 starts at third base) … had a .957 fielding percentage (one error) … was 4-for-5 in the first inning … went 2-for-4 with his first career homer, three RBIs and a steal at No. 10 Florida State on May 16 … No. 26 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 84 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Forest City in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .303 with nine doubles, four homers, 18 RBIs, 26 runs and five steals in 35 games.
Before Clemson: No. 87 player in Florida by Perfect Game … No. 15 shortstop in Florida by Perfect Game … all-region selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … lettered four times in baseball at Clearwater Central Catholic High School, where he was coached by Todd Vaughan.
Personal: Majoring in economics … born Blake Spencer Wright on Feb. 12, 2002 in Belleair, Fla.