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#56  Austin Gordon

Position:
RHP
Height:
6-5
Weight:
200
Class:
Jr.
Hometown:
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Major:
Sports Communication
High School:
Myrtle Beach HS
B/T:
R-R

Righthander who saw limited action in the first half of the 2022 season, but became one of the team’s top relievers late in the season ... was the only Tiger in the weekend rotation during the entire 2023 season ... started the 2024 season in the weekend rotation, but became the closer in late March ... in 151.1 innings pitched over 55 appearances (21 starts) and three seasons, he has a 5-6 record, 13 saves and a 4.64 ERA while allowing 135 hits (.235 opponents’ batting average) and 49 walks with 160 strikeouts.

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Righthander who saw limited action in the first half of the 2022 season, but became one of the team’s top relievers late in the season … was the only Tiger in the weekend rotation during the entire 2023 season … started the 2024 season in the weekend rotation, but became the closer in late March … in 151.1 innings pitched over 55 appearances (21 starts) and three seasons, he has a 5-6 record, 13 saves and a 4.64 ERA while allowing 135 hits (.235 opponents’ batting average) and 49 walks with 160 strikeouts.

2024: Won the Stowe Award, given to the team’s most valuable pitcher … All-ACC Academic selection … had a 2-2 record, 11 saves and a 4.35 ERA in 22 appearances (five starts) … in 39.1 innings pitched, he allowed 33 hits (.223 opponents’ batting average) and 18 walks with 53 strikeouts … tied for third in Tiger history in saves … tied for sixth in the nation in saves … second in the ACC in saves and tied for seventh in games finished on the mound (15) … led the team in saves and games finished on the mound … in 24.2 innings pitched over 17 relief appearances, he had a 2.19 ERA, .131 opponents’ batting average and 35 strikeouts against nine walks … allowed only two of nine inherited baserunners to score … held lefthanded batters to .160 … in 18.0 innings pitched after the eighth inning, he allowed seven hits (.119 opponents’ batting average) and three earned runs (1.50 ERA) with 21 strikeouts … in 8.1 innings pitched over four relief appearances in NCAA Tournament games, he was 1-0 with two saves and allowed two hits (.074 opponents’ batting average), two runs (2.16 ERA) and three walks with 14 strikeouts … pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts against Presbyterian on Feb. 20 … pitched the ninth inning with one strikeout to record the save against No. 12 South Carolina on March 3 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to record the save at Miami (Fla.) on March 29 … pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to record the save at Notre Dame on April 5 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no walks with one strikeout to record the save at Notre Dame on April 6 … pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout to record the save against Charlotte on April 16 … struck out all three batters he faced to record the save against Pittsburgh on April 19 … pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth inning to record the save at Louisville on April 26 … pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to record the save at Charlotte on May 7 … pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to record the save against Boston College on May 16 … pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn the win against Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 24 … retired all three batters he faced in relief to earn the win against High Point in the Clemson Regional on May 31 … pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to record the save against Coastal Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 1 … pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to record the save against Coastal Carolina in the Clemson Regional on June 2 … pitched 5.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits with 10 strikeouts against No. 13 Florida in the Clemson Super Regional on June 9 … No. 26 starting pitcher in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 95 junior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 108 college prospect for the 2024 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 23 ACC prospect for the 2024 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 24 ACC prospect for the 2024 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2023: Had a 2-4 record and 4.61 ERA in 16 starts … in 84.0 innings pitched, he allowed 77 hits (.243 opponents’ batting average) and 22 walks with 76 strikeouts … tied for fifth in the ACC in pitching starts, sixth in innings pitched, sixth in walks per nine innings pitched (2.36), 10th in opponents’ batting average and 10th in hits per nine innings pitched (8.25) … led the team in starts and innings pitched … 28 of his 45 runs allowed came on the 19 homers he surrendered … held opponents to .143 with two outs … had a 2.54 ERA and .156 opponents’ batting average in 28.1 innings pitched over five starts against top-25 ranked teams … had a 4.25 ERA, .228 opponents’ batting average and 53 strikeouts in 55.0 innings pitched over 10 ACC regular-season starts … pitched 5.2 innings in his first career start, allowing five hits, one run and no walks with two strikeouts against Binghamton on Feb. 18 … pitched 4.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against No. 23 South Carolina on March 3 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and no walks with six strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against Duke on March 18 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and one run with seven strikeouts at Georgia Tech on March 24 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two walks with seven strikeouts at Florida State on April 6 … pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, no earned runs and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against Notre Dame on April 15 … pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader at No. 11 Boston College on April 28 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with five strikeouts against No. 22 Louisville on May 6 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with three strikeouts to earn the win against No. 19 Boston College in the ACC Tournament on May 26 … No. 40 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 14 ACC prospect for the 2024 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game … invited to try out during the USA Collegiate National Team Training Camp in June … played for Brewster in the Cape Cod League in the summer, when he was 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12.0 innings pitched over three starts.

2022: Had a 1-0 record, two saves and a 5.14 ERA in 17 relief appearances … in 28.0 innings pitched, he allowed 25 hits (.229 opponents’ batting average) and nine walks with 31 strikeouts … was 1-0 with two saves, a 3.44 ERA, .203 opponents’ batting average and 22 strikeouts against two walks in 18.1 innings pitched over 10 relief appearances in ACC regular-season games … held lefthanded batters to .158 … allowed only one of seven inherited baserunners to score … had a 3.00 ERA, .189 opponents’ batting average and 26 strikeouts against six walks after the fifth inning … pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no earned runs with two strikeouts against Coastal Carolina on March 22 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks in the first game of a doubleheader at Pittsburgh on March 25 … pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits and one walk with three strikeouts to earn his first career win against No. 21 Georgia Tech on May 7 … pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with four strikeouts to record his first career save in the first game of a doubleheader at No. 9 Virginia on May 15 … pitched 3.1 perfect innings in relief with seven strikeouts to record the save against Boston College on May 20 … No. 167 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: North-South All-Star Game selection … lettered five times in baseball at Myrtle Beach High School, where he was coached by Tim Christy.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born Austin Michael Gordon on June 14, 2003 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Hello, I'm Austin Gordon

My name is Austin Gordon and I am at Clemson University majoring in Sports Communication. As a Clemson Baseball player, I strive to my connections on and off the field.

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