|Ht./Wt.:||5-11, 195 lbs|
|Hometown:||Hilton Head Island, SC|
|High School:||Hilton Head Island HS|
|Class:||Grad Student (RS)|
|Years:||2017 - 2021|
Has been both a starter and reliever … three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member … in 106.1 innings pitched over 37 appearances (12 starts) and three seasons, he has a 15-3 record and 2.88 ERA while allowing 82 hits (.210 opponents’ batting average) and 30 walks with 97 strikeouts … eighth in Tiger history in winning percentage (83.3).
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 2-0 record and 3.00 ERA in four relief appearances … in 12.0 innings pitched, he allowed 11 hits (.250 opponents’ batting average) and three walks with 14 strikeouts … tied for the team lead in pickoffs (1) … pitched 3.0 innings in relief with four strikeouts to earn the win against Liberty on Feb. 16 … pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no earned runs and no walks with four strikeouts against Stony Brook on Feb. 23 … pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against South Carolina on March 1.
2019: National Pitcher-of-the-Year Award Watch List member … first-team All-Atlantic Region by ABCA … Third-Team All-ACC selection … won the Stowe Award, given to the team’s most valuable pitcher … All-ACC Academic selection … ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had a 9-3 record and 3.21 ERA in 14 appearances (11 starts) … in 73.0 innings pitched, he allowed 53 hits (.202 opponents’ batting average) and 23 walks with 60 strikeouts … third in the ACC in opponents’ batting average, tied for fourth in wins, fifth in hits per nine innings pitched (6.53) and eighth in ERA … led the team in wins … had a 6-2 record, 3.25 ERA, .215 opponents’ batting average and 43 strikeouts against 15 walks in nine ACC regular-season starts … only allowed one steal in four attempts … held opponents to a .133 batting average with two outs … had a 6-0 record, 1.25 ERA, .168 opponents’ batting average and 36 strikeouts against nine walks in 36.0 innings pitched over seven appearances (four starts) at home … pitched 3.0 scoreless innings in relief with four strikeouts to earn the win against South Alabama on Feb. 15 … pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit with three strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against Virginia Military on Feb. 23 … pitched 4.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and one walk with six strikeouts against South Carolina on March 1 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs and one walk with five strikeouts to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9; was his first career ACC start … pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs and no walks with seven strikeouts to earn the win against Notre Dame on March 16 … pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing no walks with one strikeout to earn the win at Boston College on March 23 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and one run with three strikeouts to earn the win at Virginia Tech on March 30 … pitched 7.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with two strikeouts to earn the win against No. 8 Louisville on April 6; faced just three batters over the minimum … pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and no earned runs with nine strikeouts to earn the win against Wake Forest on May 16 … pitched a team-season-high 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, one run and two walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against No. 7 Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 23; retired the first 22 batters of the game and took a no-hitter into the ninth inning in throwing just 92 pitches; earned All-ACC Tournament honors as one of two starting pitchers; named one of seven national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball.
2018: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … had a 4-0 record and 1.69 ERA in 19 appearances (one start) … in 21.1 innings pitched, he allowed 18 hits (.217 opponents’ batting average) and four walks with 23 strikeouts … struck out both batters he faced in the 10th inning to earn his first career win against Winthrop on Feb. 27 … retired the only batter he faced in relief to earn the win against No. 23 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C. on March 3 … pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with three strikeouts against Presbyterian College on April 25 … pitched 5.2 innings in his first career start, allowing five hits, one earned run and no walks with five strikeouts to earn the win at Kennesaw State on May 15 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn the win against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament on May 23 … pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Vanderbilt in the Clemson Regional on June 2.
2017: Redshirted as a member of the developmental squad … No. 110 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Top-500 player in the nation by Perfect Game … three-time all-state and three-time all-region … area player-of-the-year … three-time team MVP … lettered five times in baseball at Hilton Head Island High School, where he was coached by Blair Carson.
Personal: Graduated May 7, 2020 with a degree in health science … born Mathew Davis Clark on Sept. 22, 1997 in Hilton Head Island, S.C.
• Favorite hobbies – Golfing and kayaking
• One fact that most people don’t know – Can play the ukulele
• Favorite food or candy – Steak and a sweet potato
• Proudest childhood accomplishment – His Little League did not lose a game for three straight seasons
• Ideal vacation spot – Fiji
• Childhood hero – His father, who taught him how to play baseball
• One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Sandy Koufax
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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