Junior outfielder who saw limited action in his first two seasons as a Tiger ... was the team’s best pinch-hitter in 2012 ... a career .283 hitter with a .418 on-base percentage in 44 games (eight starts) over two seasons ... has four doubles, 11 RBIs, seven runs, eight walks, and five hit-by-pitches ... is 8-for-24 (.333) with six RBIs as a pinch-hitter in his career ... has reached base in all four of his plate appearances (double, walk, and two hit-by-pitches) in his five NCAA Tournament games.
2012: Hit .289 with five runs, four doubles, seven RBIs, a .377 on-base percentage, five walks, and two hit-by-pitches in 30 games (eight starts, including five as the DH, two in left field, and one in right field) ... hit .391 with runners on base and .462 with runners in scoring position ... was 7-for-18 (.389) with two doubles, three RBIs, and a .476 on-base percentage as a pinch-hitter ... hit a team-high .417 with four doubles and three RBIs in his 22 games off the bench ... was 2-for-3 with a double, walk, and hit-by-pitch in five postseason games ... hit a team-high .323 in day games ... was 5-for-16 (.313) with a .421 on-base percentage against top-25 ranked teams ... hit a pinch-hit single at #2 South Carolina on Mar. 3 ... went 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run, and walk against #2 South Carolina on Mar. 4; it was his first career start ... hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring double against Boston College on Mar. 16 ... hit a two-run single with a walk against Boston College on Mar. 18 ... hit a pinch-hit single and scored a run at Virginia on Mar. 23 ... came off the bench and went 2-for-2 against #17 N.C. State on Apr. 14 ... came off the bench to go 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs, and a run against Tennessee Tech on May 8; his two-out, two-run single in the seventh inning sparked Clemson’s comeback ... came off the bench to hit a double and scored a run against Furman on May 15 ... hit a key pinch-hit single in the eighth inning against #1 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 25 ... hit a pinch-hit double against Coastal Carolina in the Columbia Regional on June 1 ... played for Wilson in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .224 with four doubles, one triple, a team-high 22 RBIs, and three steals in 45 games.
2011: Was 2-for-8 (.250) with two runs, four RBIs, three walks, three hit-by-pitches, and a .571 on-base percentage in 14 games, all off the bench ... had three putouts without committing an error ... was 2-for-5 with runners in scoring position ... was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and a walk with the bases loaded ... had his first career hit along with an RBI off the bench against Charleston Southern on Feb. 26 ... hit a pinch-hit, two-run single in the first game of a doubleheader against Gardner-Webb on May 7 ... played for Wilson in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .299 with 23 runs, eight doubles, one triple, two homers, and 21 RBIs in 48 games ... rated as the #36 prospect in the Coastal Plain League by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Rated as the #33 prospect in Florida and the #221 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game ... all-area, all-county, and all-conference as a senior at Barron Collier High School ... team captain as a junior and senior ... preseason honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game and Under Armour as a senior ... all-county and all-conference selection as a sophomore ... from the same high school that produced Tiger first-baseman Andy D’Alessio (2004-07) and Tiger outfielder Jeff Schaus (2008-11) ... lettered four times in baseball at Barron Collier High, where he was coached by Dan Maurer.
Personal: Majoring in sociology ... born Joseph Jeffrey Costigan on June 16, 1991 in Akron, OH.