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#8  Blake Wright

Position:
INF
Height:
6-0
Weight:
205
Class:
Sr.
Hometown:
Belleair, Fla.
Major:
Economics
High School:
Clearwater Central Catholic HS
B/T:
R-R

Infielder who 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 ... was the everyday starter at third base in 2023 ... had his best season in 2024 playing at third base and second base ... two-time team co-captain ... two-time All-ACC selection ... three-time All-ACC Academic selection, Clemson’s first three-time selection since Logan Davidson (2017-19) ... three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... a career .303 hitter with a .536 slugging percentage and .360 on-base percentage in 176 games (169 starts) over four seasons ... had 31 doubles, two triples, 42 homers, 165 RBIs, 137 runs, 62 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and nine steals ... had a career .963 fielding percentage, committing only 18 errors in 481 chances.

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Infielder who 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 … was the everyday starter at third base in 2023 … had his best season in 2024 playing at third base and second base … two-time team co-captain … two-time All-ACC selection … three-time All-ACC Academic selection, Clemson’s first three-time selection since Logan Davidson (2017-19) … three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … a career .303 hitter with a .536 slugging percentage and .360 on-base percentage in 176 games (169 starts) over four seasons … had 31 doubles, two triples, 42 homers, 165 RBIs, 137 runs, 62 walks, nine hit-by-pitches and nine steals … had a career .963 fielding percentage, committing only 18 errors in 481 chances.

2024: Team co-captain … Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist … Golden Spikes Award semifinalist … third-team All-American by ABCA … first-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … Second-Team All-ACC selection … won the Mitchell Award, given to the team’s most valuable player … strength & conditioning All-American by NSCA … All-ACC Academic selection … hit .340 with 68 runs, 10 doubles, two triples, 22 homers, 75 RBIs, a .652 slugging percentage, .382 on-base percentage, 16 walks and six hit-by-pitches in 60 games (60 starts, including 45 at third base and 15 at second base) … tied for 10th in Tiger history in homers … tied for 17th in the nation in sacrifice flies (7) and tied for 20th in RBIs … tied for third in the ACC in sacrifice flies, fourth in RBIs per game (1.25), tied for fourth in RBIs, seventh in hits per game (1.45), tied for seventh in homers, eighth in runs, eighth in total bases (167), ninth in hits (87) and homers pe game (0.37) and 10th in runs per game (1.13) … led the team in batting average, games, starts, at-bats (256), runs, hits, RBIs, two-out RBIs (29), multiple-RBI games (19), total bases and sacrifice flies … only Tiger to play all 60 games … had a .959 fielding percentage, committing only seven errors in 171 chances … hit .348 with runners on base and .368 with runners in scoring position … hit a team-high .395 with 17 homers, a triple, seven doubles, 55 RBIs, 49 runs, a .765 slugging percentage and .430 on-base percentage in 38 home games … had 23 multiple-hit games … had a 10-game streak of at least one run, hit and RBI in March … had a 15-game hitting streak from April to May … had a 26-game on-base streak from April to May … named national player-of-the-week by D1Baseball, one of two national players-of-the-Week by Perfect Game, national hitter-of-the-week by NCBWA and ACC Player-of-the-Week on March 25 for his five games from March 19-24; was 13-for-22 (.591) with six homers, 21 RBIs, 10 runs and two walks … went 2-for-5 with a homer against Xavier on Feb. 17 … went 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs against Xavier on Feb. 18 … went 1-for-4 with the go-ahead, run-scoring single in the eighth inning and a walk against Kennesaw State on Feb. 24 … went 3-for-4 with a team-season-tying-high four runs against Kennesaw State on Feb. 25 … went 1-for-5 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs against USC Upstate on Feb. 27 … went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs against No. 12 South Carolina on March 3 … went 2-for-3 with a homer, double, two RBIs and two walks against UNC Greensboro on March 9 … went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and three runs against Manhattan on March 12 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk at No. 3 Duke on March 15 … hit a two-run homer at No. 3 Duke on March 17 … went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs against Winthrop on March 19 … went 3-for-4 with a Tiger-record-tying and team-season-tying-high three homers, six RBIs and a walk against Presbyterian at Greenville, S.C. on March 20; became the 17th Tiger to hit three homers in a game … went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and walk in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 7 Florida State on March 23 … went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in the ninth inning to tie the score in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 7 Florida State on March 23 … went 3-for-5 with a grand slam in the seventh inning to give Clemson the lead, five RBIs and two runs against No. 7 Florida State on March 24; was 6-for-14 (.429) with three homers and 12 RBIs in the series … went 1-for-4 with a homer and walk against NC State on April 12 … went 3-for-4 against NC State on April 13 … hit a three-run homer in the first game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh on April 20 … went 3-for-5 with a homer, double and a team-season-tying-high four runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh on April 20 … went 2-for-7 with a triple and two RBIs at No. 17 Georgia on April 23 … went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, two runs and a walk at Louisville on April 26 … went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, three runs and a hit-by-pitch in the first game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on May 3 … went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double, a team-season-high seven RBIs and a hit-by-pitch in the second game of a doubleheader against Georgia Tech on May 3; had three homers, a double, 10 RBIs and five runs on the day; was 6-for-11 with three homers, a double, 11 RBIs, six runs, a 1.455 slugging percentage and .600 on-base percentage in the series; named ACC Player-of-the-Week on May 6 … went 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs against Boston College on May 17 … went 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBIs and two walks against Boston College on May 18; was 7-for-12 (.583) with two homers, four RBIs, four runs and a .600 on-base percentage in the series … led off the ninth inning with a double and scored the winning run on Tristan Bissetta’s walkoff single against High Point in the Clemson Regional on May 31 … went 2-for-6 with a homer, four RBIs and two runs against No. 13 Florida in the Clemson Super Regional on June 9; his three-run homer in the ninth inning tied the score and his over-the-shoulder catch in the 10th inning extended the game … No. 42 ACC prospect for the 2024 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.

2023: Team co-captain … All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .250 with 36 runs, 11 doubles, eight homers, 45 RBIs, a .401 slugging percentage, .326 on-base percentage, 27 walks, two hit-by-pitches and seven steals in 60 games (60 starts at third base) … tied for first in the ACC in sacrifice flies (6) … led the team in sacrifice flies … committed only seven errors (.946 fielding percentage) … had 17 multiple-hit games … went 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBIs, three runs, a walk and three steals against Binghamton on Feb. 17 … went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs against Charlotte on Feb. 21 … went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs against No. 23 South Carolina on March 3 … went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, four RBIs and two runs at Georgia Tech on March 26 … went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs at Florida State on April 7 … hit a homer against Kennesaw State on April 25 … hit a three-run homer in the first game of a doubleheader at No. 11 Boston College on April 28 … went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs at Virginia Tech on May 12 … went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and a run at Virginia Tech on May 14 … went 3-for-4 with two homers, five RBIs and a walk against North Carolina on May 18 … went 2-for-5 with a run and a walkoff single against North Carolina on May 19 … went 2-for-4 with a homer, walk and steal against North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on May 27 … 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 streak from 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, when 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, when 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: Graduated May 9, 2024 with a degree in economics … born Blake Spencer Wright on Feb. 12, 2002 in Belleair, Fla.

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