Sept. 27, 2007
Clemson, SC – Clemson Head Baseball Coach Jack Leggett announced the addition of infielder Mike Freeman and righthander Clinton McKinney to the team on Thursday. Freeman, a transfer from Georgia, and McKinney, a transfer from UNC Greensboro, are eligible to play for the Tigers in 2008. Both enrolled in classes in August and both have participated in fall practices.
As a freshman in 2007, Freeman hit .237 with 14 runs scored, four doubles, and eight RBIs in 48 games (40 starts) for the Bulldogs. The Orlando, FL native added 12 walks and a team-high seven sacrifice bunts at the plate. He also had a .935 fielding percentage in 201 chances in the field. Freeman, who attended Edgewater High School and was a 41st-round draft pick of the Padres in 2007, has three years of eligibility remaining.
McKinney spent two seasons (2006,07) with the Spartan program. In 55 appearances (two starts) over two seasons, he had a 3-6 record, 3.97 ERA, and two saves in 90.2 innings pitched. The Greenville, SC native and Greenville High graduate also allowed 90 hits, 36 walks, and just two home runs with 68 strikeouts in two seasons at UNC Greensboro. As a sophomore in 2007, he had a 3-1 record and 3.37 ERA in 34.2 innings pitched. He allowed 33 hits and seven walks with 35 strikeouts as well. McKinney has two years of eligibility remaining.
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