|Ht./Wt.:||5-11, 195 lbs.|
|High School:||Norwich Free Academy|
|Years:||2010 - 2012|
|Major:||Com Rec, Sport & Camp Mgmt.|
Team co-captain in 2012...righthander who moved into the weekend rotation in late April of 2010 and has also been a long reliever...suffered an injury in the early part of 2011 that hampered his progress, but he moved back into the weekend rotation in the second half of the 2011 season...slated to be a weekend starter in 2012...competitive pitcher who challenges hitters...in 124.0 innings pitched over 37 appearances (22 starts) and two seasons, he has a 9-4 record and 4.21 ERA while allowing 122 hits (.255 opponents' batting average) and 52 walks with 112 strikeouts.
2011: Had a 6-2 record and 3.70 ERA in 15 appearances (12 starts)...in 65.2 innings pitched, he allowed 53 hits (.219 opponents' batting average) and 30 walks with a team-high 72 strikeouts...in 46.0 innings pitched over 10 appearances (eight starts) in ACC regular-season games, he was 4-2 with a 3.72 ERA and allowed 37 hits (.220 opponents' batting average) and 21 walks with 51 strikeouts...held opponents to a .154 batting average with runners in scoring position and .162 batting average with two outs...in 12.2 innings pitched after the fifth inning, he allowed just two hits (.053 opponents' batting average), no runs, and three walks with 20 strikeouts...earned a win in five straight starts from April to May...suffered a shoulder injury in February, which forced him out of action in late February and early March...pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts against Duke on Mar. 19...pitched 4.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and one earned run with three strikeouts at #6 North Carolina on Apr. 2...pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and two runs with five strikeouts to earn the win at Boston College on Apr. 15...pitched a team-tying-season-long 8.1 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs, and three walks with 10 strikeouts to earn the win against Wake Forest on Apr. 22; he did not allow a runner past second base and allowed just two runners past first base, one on a wild pitch and one on a steal...pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits, two runs, and two walks with 10 strikeouts to earn the win against #9 Georgia Tech on Apr. 29; he retired 13 batters in a row during one stretch...pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits, one run, and one walk with eight strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against Gardner-Webb on May 7...pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, two runs, and two walks with seven strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader at Virginia Tech on May 14...pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and no runs with five strikeouts to earn the win against #8 Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 25...played for Chatham in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he was 2-3 with a 3.15 ERA and .229 opponents' batting average in 40.0 innings pitched over eight appearances (six starts); he allowed 32 hits and 22 walks with 40 strikeouts...#81 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Perfect Game.
2010: Had a 3-2 record and 4.78 ERA in 22 appearances (10 starts)...in 58.1 innings pitched, he allowed 69 hits, including only two homers (both solo), and 22 walks with 40 strikeouts...did not allow more than four earned runs or three walks in any of his 22 appearances...pitched a perfect ninth inning in relief in his first career outing against Miami (OH) on Feb. 19...pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs, and no walks with six strikeouts to earn his first career win in the second game of a doubleheader against N.C. State on Mar. 13...pitched 5.1 innings in his first career start, allowing four hits, no earned runs, and one walk against #14 Coastal Carolina on Mar. 31...pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, two runs, and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia on Apr. 6...pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, two earned runs, and one walk with six strikeouts against Western Carolina on Apr. 14...pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing seven hits, three runs, and one walk with three strikeouts against North Carolina on Apr. 25; it was his first career ACC start; he allowed just one hit and no runs in his final 6.0 innings pitched after allowing a leadoff single in the third inning...pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no earned runs, and one walk with three strikeouts to earn the win against #16 Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional on June 14.
Before Clemson: All-state selection as a junior and senior at Norwich Free Academy...#1 high school prospect in Connecticut and #263 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game...Connecticut Senior All-Star Game MVP...AFLAC All-American as a junior...member of the Connecticut Junior Top 40 All-Star team as a junior...had a 4-3 record, 1.48 ERA, and 66 strikeouts in 47.0 innings pitched as a junior...East Coast Pro Showcase selection...member of the 2008 Connecticut Legion All-Star team...lettered three times in baseball at Norwich Free Academy, where he was coached by Clarence Cooper.
Personal: Pronounced lee-OHN...majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management...born Dominic Joseph Leone on Oct. 26, 1991 in Norwich, CT.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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