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Lefthander who has seen most of his action in long relief ... in 48.1 innings pitched over 32 appearances (three starts) and two seasons, he has a 2-0 record, one save and a 7.08 ERA while allowing 59 hits (.294 opponents’ batting average) and 28 walks with 33 strikeouts.

2016: Had an 0-0 record and a 6.11 ERA in 21 appearances (three starts) ... in 28.0 innings pitched, he allowed 38 hits (.317 opponents’ batting average), one homer and 13 walks with 19 strikeouts ... Clemson had a 3-0 record in his three starts ... had a 3.24 ERA in 8.1 innings pitched over his three starts ... pitched 3.1 innings in a starting role, allowing no runs and one walk with two strikeouts against Wofford on March 1 ... pitched 3.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit and one run with three strikeouts at The Citadel on March 16 ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 25 ... pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with one strikeout against Pittsburgh on April 1 ... played for Strasburg in the Valley League in the summer, where he was 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA, .306 opponents’ batting average and 14 strikeouts against three walks in 19.1 innings pitched over 10 appearances (one start).

2015: Had a 2-0 record, one save and an 8.41 ERA in 11 relief appearances ... in 20.1 innings pitched, he allowed 21 hits (.259 opponents’ batting average) and 15 walks with 14 strikeouts ... did not throw a wild pitch ... held opponents to a .143 batting average with the bases empty ... in 10.2 innings pitched over four February relief appearances, he was 1-0 with one save, an 0.84 ERA and a .139 opponents’ batting average ... pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with one strikeout against West Virginia on Feb. 14; was his first career appearance ... pitched 3.0 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn his first career win in the first game of a doubleheader against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 21 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and one walk with one strikeout to record his first career save against No. 10 South Carolina on Feb. 27 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win at Western Carolina on March 24 ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 18 strikeouts against 15 walks in 17.0 innings pitched over eight relief appearances.

Before Clemson: Two-time all-state selection at the AAAAAA level ... state and region pitcher-of-the-year as a senior ... member of the state championship team as a junior ... member of the region championship team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... No. 14 lefthander in Georgia by Perfect Game ... lettered three times in baseball at Milton High School, where he was coached by Joey Ray.

Personal: His brother, Kyle, was a righthander at Clemson from 2013-15 ... majoring in construction science & management ... born Alexander Benjamin Schnell on May 4, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2015....  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      2   1   0 1.000
2016....  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      0   5   1  .833
TOTAL...  .000   0-0      0    0    0   0   0   0    0    0  .000   0   0   0   0  .000   0   0   0-0      2   6   1  .889

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP  BK SFA SHA
2015....  8.41   2-0    11   0   0   0/0     1   20.1   21   21   19   15   14   4   0   6   104   .259   0   6   0   1  1
2016....  6.11   0-0    21   3   0   0/2     0   28.0   38   26   19   13   19   6   0   1   144   .317   3   7   1   2  2
TOTAL...  7.08   2-0    32   3   0   0/2     1   48.1   59   47   38   28   33  10   0   7   248   .294   3  13   1   3  3

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