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#17  Alden Mathes

Position:
OF
Height:
6-0
Weight:
200
Class:
*Sr. (Graduate)
Hometown:
Broomall, Pa.
Major:
Athletic Leadership in Education
High School:
University of Richmond
B/T:
L-L

Outfielder who was Clemson’s leadoff batter during the second half of the 2024 season and one of the team’s best defensive outfielders ... a career .316 hitter with a .518 slugging percentage and .420 on-base percentage in 207 games (198 starts) over five seasons, including four at Richmond and one at Clemson ... had 48 doubles, eight triples, 31 homers, 150 RBIs, 206 runs, 106 walks, 39 hit-by-pitches and 25 steals ... in 94.0 innings pitched over 30 appearances (nine starts) and four seasons at Richmond, he had a 5-5 record, five saves and a 4.60 ERA while allowing 79 hits (.221 opponents’ batting average) and 45 walks with 125 strikeouts.

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Outfielder who was Clemson’s leadoff batter during the second half of the 2024 season and one of the team’s best defensive outfielders … a career .316 hitter with a .518 slugging percentage and .420 on-base percentage in 207 games (198 starts) over five seasons, including four at Richmond and one at Clemson … had 48 doubles, eight triples, 31 homers, 150 RBIs, 206 runs, 106 walks, 39 hit-by-pitches and 25 steals … in 94.0 innings pitched over 30 appearances (nine starts) and four seasons at Richmond, he had a 5-5 record, five saves and a 4.60 ERA while allowing 79 hits (.221 opponents’ batting average) and 45 walks with 125 strikeouts.

2024: Co-winner of the team’s Defensive MVP Award … Academic All-District by CSC … All-ACC Academic selection … hit .308 with 64 runs, 12 doubles, a triple, 10 homers, 33 RBIs, a .504 slugging percentage, .445 on-base percentage, 42 walks, 15 hit-by-pitches and five steals in 59 games (59 starts, including 48 in right field and 11 in center field) … tied for fifth in Tiger history in hit-by-pitches … tied for seventh in the ACC in hit-by-pitches … led the team in hit-by-pitches and outfield assists (8), as only one involved a relay throw … had 20 multiple-hit games … had a 34-game on-base streak from March to May … had a 10-game hitting streak from April to May … reached base in all 30 ACC regular-season games … went 1-for-2 with a grand slam in his first plate appearance as a Tiger, two runs and three walks against Xavier on Feb. 16 … went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run and two walks against Xavier on Feb. 18; was 4-for-8 with a homer, six RBIs, four runs, seven walks and a .733 on-base percentage in the series … went 1-for-2 with three runs, a walk, two hit-by-pitches and a steal against USC Upstate on Feb. 27 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and a walk against Kansas State on March 6 … went 2-for-4 with three runs, a walk and steal against UNC Greensboro on March 8 … hit two homers against Presbyterian at Greenville, S.C. on March 20 … went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs, three runs and a walk in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 7 Florida State on March 23 … went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs against No. 7 Florida State on March 24; was 7-for-13 (.538) with two doubles, a homer, five RBIs, five runs and two walks in the series … hit a homer at Miami (Fla.) on March 28 … went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs against USC Upstate at Greenville, S.C. on April 2 … went 1-for-4 with a homer and two runs against Charlotte on April 16 … went 3-for-5 with a double in the second game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh on April 20 … went 3-for-6 with an RBI, a run, steal and two outfield assists at Louisville on April 26 … went 4-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs at Louisville on April 28; was 8-for-16 with three doubles, two RBIs, four runs and a steal in the series … went 2-for-5 with a homer and two runs in the first game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on May 3 … had three walks, a hit-by-pitch and three runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on May 3 … went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run at No. 12 Wake Forest on May 11 … went 1-for-4 with a homer and hit-by-pitch against Boston College on May 16 … had two runs and three walks against Boston College on May 18 … had two hit-by-pitches and scored three runs against Coastal Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 1 … went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs, three runs, a walk and hit-by-pitch against Coastal Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 2 … went 3-for-5 with two runs and a steal against No. 13 Florida in the Clemson Super Regional on June 8 … hit a homer to give Clemson the lead in the 13th inning against No. 13 Florida in the Clemson Super Regional on June 9.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 19th round (No. 557 overall pick) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2022 … member of the Richmond team from 2020-23 … hit .319 with 142 runs, 36 doubles, seven triples, 21 homers, 117 RBIs, a .523 slugging percentage, .408 on-base percentage and 20 steals in 148 games (139 starts) in his career at Richmond, where he was coached by Tracy Woodson … was 5-5 with five saves, a 4.60 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 125 strikeouts against 45 walks in 94.0 innings pitched over 30 appearances (nine starts) in his career … hit .296 with 59 runs, 14 doubles, nine homers, 41 RBIs, a .434 on-base percentage and 11 steals in 54 games in 2023 … hit .344 with 61 runs, 13 doubles, six triples, a team-high 10 homers, 59 RBIs, a .567 slugging percentage, .398 on-base percentage and seven steals in 55 games in 2022, when he was a Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection … was 3-2 with a 3.35 ERA, .181 opponents’ batting average and 58 strikeouts in 43.0 innings pitched over nine appearances (six starts) in 2022 … earned All-Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament honors in 2022 … Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie selection in 2021 … played at Marple Newtown High School, where he was Delaware County player-of-the-year as a senior … All-Central League selection four times, including a first-team pick three times … All-Delaware County four times, including a first-team pick three times … had 138 career hits … member of the state championship team as a junior … team captain in football as a senior … lettered four times in baseball, three times in basketball and three times in football at Marple Newtown High School, where he was coached by Mark Jordan.

Personal: His father, Chip, played baseball at Duke … pronounced ALL-den MATH-iss … earned a certificate on May 9, 2024 in athletic leadership in education … born Alden Francis Mathes on Feb. 21, 2001 in Upper Darby, Pa.

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