Sophomore righthander who was a long reliever most of the 2012 season ... has one of the team's hardest fastballs ... #16 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.
2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had a 2-3 record, two saves, and a 5.52 ERA in 20 relief appearances ... in 29.1 innings pitched, he allowed 29 hits (.264 opponents' batting average), including only one homer, and 15 walks with 25 strikeouts ... had a 3.31 ERA, two saves, and a .222 opponents' batting average in 16.1 innings pitched over eight relief appearances in ACC regular-season games ... had a 1-0 record, one save, a 3.12 ERA, .219 opponents' batting average, and six strikeouts against no walks in 8.2 innings pitched over six relief appearances away from home ... had a 1-0 record, one save, a 3.57 ERA, and .190 opponents' batting average in 17.2 innings pitched over eight relief appearances against top-25 ranked teams ... only allowed five of his 21 inherited baserunners to score ... pitched a hitless and scoreless eighth inning with three strikeouts in his first career appearance against Maine on Feb. 25 ... pitched 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against #6 North Carolina on Mar. 10 ... pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts at #18 Georgia on Mar. 27 ... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief of one-hit ball with one strikeout to record his first career save against #7 Miami (FL) on Mar. 31 ... pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts against #17 N.C. State on Apr. 14 ... pitched 0.2 scoreless innings in relief to earn his first career win against Charleston Southern on Apr. 17 ... pitched 6.2 innings in relief, allowing six hits and three runs with two strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader against #1 Florida State on May 14 ... retired all four batters he faced with one strikeout to earn the win against #1 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 25 ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 3-4 with a 5.30 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched over seven starts; he did not allow a homer and had 37 strikeouts against 18 walks.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #153 player in the nation and #6 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... #13 player and #3 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... SCISA Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... SCISA all-state selection as a junior and senior ... all-region selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... set the career school record for wins and strikeouts ... all-region selection in football as a junior and senior ... lettered five times in baseball, three times in football, and three times in basketball at Hilton Head Prep School, where he was coached by Nathan Stevens.
Personal: Majoring in mechanical engineering ... born Patrick Connor Andrews on Mar. 26, 1993 in Poughkeepsie, NY.