Junior catcher who served primarily as a pinch-hitter in 2021, but became one of the team’s best hitters in 2022 … a career .330 hitter with a .493 slugging percentage and .433 on-base percentage in 64 games (58 starts) over two seasons … has 13 doubles, eight homers, 47 RBIs, 52 runs, 41 walks, three hit-by-pitches and a steal … preseason third-team All-American by Perfect Game … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game … No. 6 catcher in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 107 junior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 21 ACC prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 26 ACC prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.
2022: Hit .351 with 52 runs, 13 doubles, eight homers, 44 RBIs, a .526 slugging percentage, .449 on-base percentage, 38 walks, three hit-by-pitches and a steal in 54 games (54 starts, including 22 at catcher, 15 as the DH, nine in left field, six in right field and two at second base) … led the team in multiple-hit games (23) … only struck out 29 times in 211 at-bats … had 12 multiple-RBI games … threw out 12 of 31 basestealers … hit a team-high .382 in 34 home games … was 4-for-8 with a double and 13 RBIs with the bases loaded … had a 14-game hitting streak to start the season … had a 22-game on-base streak from March to April … went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run against Indiana on Feb. 18 … went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, two runs, three walks and a hit-by-pitch against Indiana on Feb. 19 … went 3-for-4 against College of Charleston on Feb. 22 … went 1-for-2 with four runs, three walks and a hit-by-pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Hartford on Feb. 26 … went 3-for-5 with two doubles, six RBIs, four runs and two walks in the second game of a doubleheader against Hartford on Feb. 26; was 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, six RBIs, eight runs, and a .647 on-base percentage in the series … went 1-for-1 with an RBI and four walks (three intentional) at South Carolina on March 4 … went 2-for-4 with two runs and a walk against South Carolina at Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) on March 5 … hit his first career homer against South Carolina on March 6; was 4-for-9 with a .643 on-base percentage in the series … went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, two RBIs and two runs against Northeastern on March 12 … went 2-for-5 with a homer against Coastal Carolina on March 22 … went 1-for-1 with a double, two RBIs, two runs and four walks against Winthrop on March 23 … hit a homer in the second game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh on March 25 … went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a walk against No. 22 NC State on April 1 … hit a homer against No. 10 Georgia on April 5 … went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs against USC Upstate at Greenville, S.C. on April 12 … went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, two runs and a walk against East Tennessee State on April 20 … went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a run against Presbyterian on April 26 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, four runs and two walks against No. 22 Wofford on April 27; threw out all three basestealers from a team that entered the game with 117 steals … went 3-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, two RBIs, four runs and a walk at No. 10 Louisville on May 1 … went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and steal against No. 21 Georgia Tech on May 8 … suffered an arm injury against College of Charleston at Columbia, S.C. on May 10 and missed the next four games … went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, two runs and a walk against Boston College on May 19 … No. 30 ACC prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … played for Chatham in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he hit .252 with a homer, five doubles, eight RBIs, 18 runs and three steals in 42 games … No. 88 college prospect for the 2023 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2021: Hit .063 with three RBIs, a .211 on-base percentage and three walks in 10 games (four starts, including two at catcher, one in left field and one as the DH) … No. 33 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 48 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Charlottesville in the Valley League in the summer, where he was 1-for-4 with two runs in seven games.
Before Clemson: No. 270 player in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 24 catcher in the nation by Perfect Game … No. 7 player in North Carolina by Perfect Game … No. 1 catcher in North Carolina by Perfect Game … set school career records for hits, RBIs and on-base percentage … lettered four times in baseball at A.C. Reynolds High School, where he was coached by Bryan Craig.
Personal: His father, Steve, played baseball at Montreat … majoring in sports communication … born John Cooper Ingle on Feb. 23, 2002 in Asheville, N.C.