Junior-college transfer who is one of the team's top power hitters ... has good speed and is one of the team's best baserunners ... a career .320 hitter with a .409 on-base percentage in 105 games (102 starts) over two seasons (one at North Florida and one at Clemson) at the collegiate level ... has 15 doubles, seven triples, seven homers, 59 RBIs, 84 runs, 55 walks, five hit-by-pitches, and 28 steals.
2013: Second-Team All-ACC selection ... hit .317 with 47 runs, five doubles, four triples, five homers, 35 RBIs, a .408 on-base percentage, 37 walks, and 22 steals in 62 games (62 starts, including 32 as the DH, 29 at third base, and one in left field) ... fifth in the ACC in steals and tied for sixth in triples ... led the team in batting average, runs, triples, walks, on-base percentage, sacrifice flies (5), and steals ... had a team-tying-high 23 multi-hit games ... had eight bunt singles ... one of three Tigers to start every game ... had at least one RBI in each of his first seven games as a Tiger ... had an 11-game hitting streak from April to May ... member of the Columbia Regional All-Tournament team after going 4-for-13 (.308) with one homer, two RBIs, and two runs in three games ... hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning to score the game's only runs against William & Mary on Feb. 15; it was his first game and hit as a Tiger ... went 3-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs, one walk, and a steal against Wofford on Mar. 6 ... hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs against #12 Virginia on Mar. 15 ... went 2-for-3 with a double, run, and three walks at #1 North Carolina on Apr. 1; he was 5-for-11 (.455) with a double and three walks in the series ... went 1-for-3 with one RBI, one run, two walks, and two steals against Presbyterian College on Apr. 10; he led off the ninth inning with a walk and scored the walkoff run on Tyler Krieger's two-out single ... went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, one RBI, and a steal against Western Carolina on Apr. 24 ... hit a two-run homer against Maryland on May 4 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a steal in the first game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8 ... went 1-for-3 with a homer, three runs, one walk, and a team-tying-season-high three steals in the second game of a doubleheader at Furman on May 8; he was 4-for-7 with one homer, two RBIs, four runs, one walk, and four steals in the doubleheader ... went 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI, and two walks against Georgia Southern on May 10; he was 5-for-10 with a triple, three RBIs, three runs, and two walks in the series ... went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a steal at #8 Florida State on May 16 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs, one walk, and two steals against #3 North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on May 24 ... went 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs against Saint Louis in the Columbia Regional on June 1 ... #11 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Junior college All-American and all-state selection ... freshman All-American at North Florida in 2011 ... hit .324 with two homers, 24 RBIs, and six steals in 43 games (40 starts) at North Florida in 2011 ... lettered multiple times in baseball at Olympia High School ... coached by Johnny Wiggs at Santa Fe College ... coached by Smoke Laval at North Florida ... coached by Randy O'Neal at Olympia High School.
Personal: Majoring in communication studies ... born Shane Hilton Kennedy on Jan. 31, 1992 in Orlando, FL.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide