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Talented two-way player … in 102.2 innings pitched over 19 appearances (18 starts) and two seasons, he has an 8-5 record and a 3.33 ERA while allowing 81 hits (.218 opponents’ batting average) and 37 walks with 104 strikeouts … career .276 hitter with a .431 slugging percentage and .392 on-base percentage in 51 games (47 starts) … has six doubles, seven homers, 28 RBIs, 28 runs, 27 walks, seven hit-by-pitches and four steals … preseason first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball and Perfect Game … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game.
2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had a 1-1 record and 3.93 ERA in four starts … in 18.1 innings pitched, he allowed 20 hits (.270 opponents’ batting average) and four walks with 20 strikeouts … hit .311 with six runs, two doubles, four homers, 10 RBIs, a .622 slugging percentage, .436 on-base percentage, eight walks, two hit-by-pitches and a steal in 13 games (13 starts, including seven as the DH and six at first base) … tied for second in the ACC in starts on the mound … led the team in homers and slugging percentage … tied for the team lead in starts on the mound and pickoffs (1) … named one of four national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on March 16 for his two games on March 10,11; was 3-for-9 with two homers and five RBIs … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs and one walk with six strikeouts to earn the win against Liberty on Feb. 15 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, no runs and no walks with six strikeouts against Stony Brook on Feb. 22 … went 3-for-4 with a hit-by-pitch against East Tennessee State on Feb. 25 … went 1-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, a walk and steal at South Carolina on Feb. 28 … went 1-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs against South Carolina at Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) on Feb. 29 … hit a team-season-high two homers with a team-season-high five RBIs against Presbyterian on March 10 … preseason second-team All-American by NCBWA … preseason third-team All-American by Perfect Game … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game … No. 62 starting pitcher in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 29 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 10 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 25 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2019: National Pitcher-of-the-Year Award Watch List member … John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Award finalist; only freshman among the five finalists … first-team freshman All-American by Baseball America, D1Baseball and Perfect Game … freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … second-team freshman All-American by NCBWA … Second-Team All-ACC selection (starting pitcher); first Tiger freshman to be an All-ACC pitcher since 2000 (Jarrod Schmidt) … All-ACC Freshman selection … had a 7-4 record and 3.20 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts) … in 84.1 innings pitched, he allowed 61 hits (.205 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 84 strikeouts … fourth in the ACC in hits per nine innings pitched (6.51), sixth in opponents’ batting average, seventh in ERA and eighth in innings pitched … led the team in ERA, starts on the mound, innings pitched and strikeouts … held opponents to a .141 batting average with two outs … hit .264 with 22 runs, four doubles, three homers, 18 RBIs, a .364 slugging percentage, .377 on-base percentage, 19 walks, five hit-by-pitches and three steals in 38 games (34 starts, including 28 as the DH and six at first base) … named ACC Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 18 for his two games on Feb. 16 … named one of 12 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on Feb. 25 for his four games from Feb. 18-24; was 4-for-14 (.286) with a double, RBI and three runs along with allowing just one hit and no runs with 11 strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched … named midseason national freshman-of-the-year by D1Baseball on April 4 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with eight strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against South Alabama on Feb. 16; was his first career appearance … hit two homers with three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader against South Alabama on Feb. 16; was his first career game in the batting order … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no runs and two walks with a team-season-high 11 strikeouts to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader against VMI on Feb. 23; did not allow a runner past first base … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and one run with seven strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one earned run and two walks with eight strikeouts against Notre Dame on March 15 … pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs and two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win at Boston College on March 22 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one earned run and two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win at Virginia Tech on March 29 … went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs, two runs, a walk, hit-by-pitch and steal at Virginia Tech on March 30 … went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs against No. 4 Georgia on April 2 … pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win against No. 8 Louisville on April 5 … pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits with six strikeouts to earn the win against Gardner-Webb on May 4 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and one run with four strikeouts at No. 16 NC State on May 11 … pitched 6.2 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no earned runs and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against Illinois in the Oxford Regional on May 31 … No. 27 freshman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 41 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 7 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 34th round (No. 1,014 overall pick) by the Pittsburgh Pirates … all-state as a senior … county pitcher-of-the-year as a senior … set the school career record for strikeouts … member of the state runnerup team and region championship team as a senior … lettered four times in baseball at Mill Creek High School, where he was coached by Doug Jones.
Personal: Majoring in management … born Davis Riley Sharpe on Jan. 30, 2000 in Arlington, Texas. •
Favorite hobby – Water sports•
Interesting fact about family/parents – His entire family is from Texas•
One fact that most people don’t know – Has multiple birthmarks•
Favorite food or candy – Mashed potatoes•
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Learned to ride a bike at two•
Ideal vacation spot – Australia•
Childhood hero – Derek Jeter•
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Rob Gronkowski

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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