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Lefthander who has seen action as both a starter and reliever … has an unorthodox throwing motion … in 57.2 innings pitched over 21 appearances (10 starts) and two seasons, he has a 2-1 record and 4.21 ERA while allowing 58 hits (.276 opponents’ batting average) and 26 walks with 48 strikeouts.
2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … had an 0-0 record and a 3.55 ERA in five appearances (one start) … in 12.2 innings pitched, he allowed 12 hits (.279 opponents’ batting average) and 11 walks with 12 strikeouts … did not allow a steal in one attempt … held righthanded batters to a .185 batting average … pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts against Liberty on Feb. 15 … pitched 4.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one run with three strikeouts against Winthrop on March 11 … No. 34 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2019: Had a 2-1 record and 4.40 ERA in 16 appearances (nine starts) … in 45.0 innings pitched, he allowed 46 hits (.275 opponents’ batting average) and 15 walks with 36 strikeouts … tied for fifth in the ACC in pickoffs (3) … led the team in pickoffs … had 54 groundball outs and 30 flyball outs … did not allow any of his six inherited baserunners to score … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and one walk with six strikeouts to earn the win against Charlotte on Feb. 18; did not allow a hit in the first five innings; was his first career appearance … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against East Tennessee State on Feb. 26; faced the minimum … pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and one earned run with three strikeouts against No. 3 North Carolina on March 10 … pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, one earned run and one walk with four strikeouts against Notre Dame on March 17 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and one walk with three pickoffs at Boston College on March 24 … pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and no walks at Coastal Carolina on May 14 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with one strikeout at No. 12 Ole Miss in the Oxford Regional on June 1 … No. 140 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 35 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Second-team All-American by Perfect Game … all-state and all-region selection … lettered three times in baseball at McEachern High School, where he was coached by Karlton Schilling.
Personal: Majoring in sports communication … born Keyshawn Gerrod Askew on Jan. 5, 2000 in Powder Springs, Ga. •
Favorite hobby – Listening to music•
One fact that most people don’t know – Has watched every episode of The Office at least four times•
Favorite food or candy – Pizza•
Ideal vacation spot – Italy•
Childhood hero – David Price•
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Playboi Carti

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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