Senior lefthander who has been used primarily to face lefthanded batters ... will be counted on out of the bullpen in 2013 ... in 28.2 innings pitched over 49 relief appearances and three active seasons, he has a 2-1 record and 5.65 ERA while allowing 37 hits (.308 opponents’ batting average) and 12 walks with 24 strikeouts ... has not thrown a wild pitch.
2012: Had an 0-0 record and a 6.23 ERA in 19 relief appearances ... in 8.2 innings pitched, he allowed 13 hits (.333 opponents’ batting average) and two walks with 11 strikeouts ... held opponents to 1-for-11 (.091) with two outs, 0-for-8 with runners on base and two outs, and 3-for-18 (.167) with seven strikeouts with runners in scoring position ... allowed just one hit and no runs in 4.0 innings pitched after the seventh inning ... allowed only one of his 18 inherited baserunners and none of his last 16 inherited baserunners to score ... allowed only one hit and no runs in 3.0 innings pitched over seven relief appearances away from home ... in 3.2 innings pitched over seven relief appearances in night games, he allowed no hits, no runs, and one walk with four strikeouts ... pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout against Winthrop on Apr. 3 ... pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against Coastal Carolina on Apr. 24 ... struck out the only batter he faced with one out, a runner on third base, and the score tied in the seventh inning against College of Charleston on May 5 ... struck out the only batter he faced at Wake Forest on May 19 ... struck out the only batter he faced against #17 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 24 ... retired both batters he faced in the ninth inning against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26 ... retired the only batter he faced at #2 South Carolina in the Columbia Regional on June 2.
2011: Drafted in the 26th round (#786 overall pick) by the Kansas City Royals ... had a 2-1 record and 5.28 ERA in 24 relief appearances ... in 15.1 innings pitched, he allowed 19 hits (.292 opponents’ batting average) and five walks with nine strikeouts ... did not throw a wild pitch ... allowed an earned run in only five of his 24 appearances ... held lefthanded batters to a .161 batting average ... allowed only four of 15 inherited baserunners to score ... pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 18 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs, and no walks with two strikeouts to earn his first career win against #4 South Carolina on Mar. 6 ... pitched a scoreless seventh inning against Furman on Apr. 26 ... struck out the only batter he faced with two outs in the seventh inning, the score tied 3-3, and the potential go-ahead run on third base to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader at Virginia Tech on May 14 ... retired both batters he faced in relief with one strikeout at #4 Florida State on May 19.
2010: Had an 0-0 record and 5.79 ERA in six relief appearances ... in 4.2 innings pitched, he allowed five hits and five walks with four strikeouts ... allowed a run in only one of his six appearances and a hit in just two of his six appearances ... held opponents to 0-for-4 with two outs ... allowed just one hit in 10 at-bats and no runs with four strikeouts in 3.1 innings pitched over four relief appearances at home ... pitched a perfect eighth inning with two strikeouts against #16 Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional on June 13.
Before Clemson: All-state pitcher at James F. Byrnes High School ... played in the North-South All-Star game ... #465 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game ... #63 high school lefthander prospect in the nation by Perfect Game ... #37 prospect in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... #4 prospect in South Carolina by Impact Baseball ... #4 lefthander prospect in South Carolina by Diamond Prospect ... all-region selection as a junior ... lettered five times in baseball at James F. Byrnes High, where he was coached by Chris Carter.
Personal: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management ... born Joseph Harvey Moorefield on Oct. 25, 1989 in Spartanburg, SC.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide