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B I O

Lefthander who is not overpowering, but uses his control to be effective ... was a midweek starter during the first half of the 2013 season, but was in the weekend rotation during the second half of the season ... played a big role in Clemson’s 2013 success despite coming off “Tommy John” surgery in March of 2012.

2013: Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... All-ACC Academic team member ... won the Tiger Baseball Award, given to the team’s best leader ... had a 7-3 record and a team-best 2.19 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts) ... in 70.0 innings pitched, he allowed 64 hits (.249 opponents’ batting average) and 17 walks with 45 strikeouts ... became the first freshman to lead Clemson in ERA since 2003 ... fifth in the ACC in ERA ... had a team-high six pickoffs and allowed only three steals in nine attempts ... did not allow more than three runs in any of his 15 appearances ... had a 7-3 record, a 1.95 ERA, and .245 opponents’ batting average in his 14 starts ... in 36.1 innings pitched over seven starts in ACC regular-season games, he was 3-2 with an ACC-best 1.73 ERA ... in 42.2 innings pitched over his last eight starts, he was 4-3 and allowed just six earned runs (1.27 ERA) ... named ACC Pitcher-of-the-Week on May 13 for his performance in two starts from on May 6,11; in 13.0 innings pitched, he allowed seven hits, no runs, and four walks with 10 strikeouts to earn two wins ... pitched 3.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, one run, and one walk with four strikeouts against Winthrop on Feb. 27; it was his first career start ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, one run, and no walks with three strikeouts to earn the win against Wofford on Mar. 6 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs, and no walks with two strikeouts to earn the win against Charleston Southern on Mar. 13 ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run, and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia on Mar. 26 ... pitched 6.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, no runs, and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win at Boston College on Apr. 7; he did not allow a runner past second base ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win against Wake Forest on Apr. 13 ... pitched 4.1 innings in a starting role, allowing no earned runs at Miami (FL) on Apr. 20 ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing two runs and one walk with six strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader against #19 Georgia Tech on Apr. 26 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, no runs, and one walk with two strikeouts to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader against Maryland on May 6 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs, and three walks with eight strikeouts to earn the win against Georgia Southern on May 11 ... #36 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... #57 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #8 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America ... #7 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.

Before Clemson: Rated as the #62 player and #7 lefthander in the nation and #5 player in Georgia by Perfect Game ... #87 high school prospect in the nation by Baseball America ... All-American by Perfect Game and Rawlings ... East Coast Pro Showcase ... Georgia state player-of-the-year as a sophomore and junior ... three-time all-state selection ... had 176 strikeouts in one season ... lettered four times in baseball, two times in football, and two times in basketball ... coached by Brent Tucker at Ringgold High School.

Personal: Majoring in communication studies ... born James Matthew Crownover on Mar. 5, 1993 in East Ridge, TN.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb slg% bb hbp so gdp ob% sf sh sb-att po a e fld%
2013.... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 12 1 .933
TOTAL... .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0-0 2 12 1 .933
 
Year era w-l app gs cg sho sv ip h r er bb so 2b 3b hr bf bavg wp hbp bk sfa sha
2013.... 2.19 7-3 15 14 0 0/3 0 70.0 64 19 17 17 45 12 1 4 283 .249 1 6 0 0 3
TOTAL... 2.19 7-3 15 14 0 0/3 0 70.0 64 19 17 17 45 12 1 4 283 .249 1 6 0 0 3

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