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Clemson adds 12 to 2012 baseball team


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Clemson Baseball Head Coach Jack Leggett announced the addition of 12 players, who have already begun classes, on Tuesday. All 12 players are eligible for the 2012 season. The newcomers include two players who were selected in the 2011 Major League draft. Righthander Daniel GossettDaniel Gossett

# 5-11, 155
Lyman, SC

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Daniel Gossett

# 5-11, 155
Lyman, SC

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(Lyman, SC) was a 16th-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox, while catcher Garrett Boulware (Anderson, SC) was a 42nd-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres.


Patrick Andrews, RHP

• #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 three five in baseball, three times in football, and three times in basketball

• Coached by Nathan Stevens at Hilton Head Prep School

• Born Patrick Connor Andrews on March 26, 1993 in Poughkeepsie, NY



Kyle Bailey, LHP

• Selected to the North Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star game as a senior

• Third-team AAAAA all-state as a senior

• First-team all-district as a senior

• Had a 6-1 record, 2.91 ERA, and 61 strikeouts in 50.1 innings pitched along with hitting .460 with four homers and 36 RBIs as a senior

• Had a 6-3 record , 2.61 ERA, and 46 strikeouts in 40.2 innings pitched as a junior

• Lettered three times in baseball

• Coached by Larry Hughes at Carroll Senior High School

• Born Kyle Bradley Bailey on June 27, 1992 in Plano, TX



Jay Baum, INF

• #218 player in the nation and #15 player in Georgia by Perfect Game

• Region player-of-the-year as a senior

• All-region selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior

• Lettered four times in baseball

• Coached by Jake Hill at Centennial High School

• His father, Eric, played golf at Colgate and his mother, Susan, played hockey at Saint Lawrence

• Born Jay Paul Baum on October 25, 1992 in Alpharetta, GA



Garrett Boulware, C

• #141 player in the nation and #5 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game

• #12 player and #2 catcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• #23 prospect in South Carolina for the 2011 draft by Baseball America

• Anderson Independent-Mail Player-of-the-Year as a senior

• Hit .533 with nine homers, 27 RBIs, and 21 walks in limited at-bats as a senior

• 42nd-round draft pick (#1283 overall) by the San Diego Padres

• Lettered four times in baseball and four times in football

• Coached by Adam Comstock at T.L. Hanna High School

• Born Garrett Andrew Boulware on September 9, 1992 in Atlanta, GA



Andrew Cleveland, C

• All-region selection as a junior and senior

• Named Best Defensive Player as a sophomore, junior, and senior

• Member of the Upperstate championship team as a junior and senior

• Offensive MVP of his football team as a senior

• Member of the state championship football team as a sophomore, runner-up team as a junior, and championship team as a senior

• Lettered four times in baseball and three times in football

• Coached by Dwayne Haun at James F. Byrnes High School

• His brother, Daniel, was a linebacker on the football team at Presbyterian College in 2009

• Born Andrew Wayne Cleveland on December 10, 1992 in Spartanburg, SC



Brad Felder, OF

• Played three seasons (2008,10,11) at The Citadel, where he hit .252 with 19 doubles, 10 triples, 18 homers, 68 RBIs, 107 runs, and 36 steals in 151 games (136 starts)

• Hit .274 with eight doubles, five triples, six homers, 32 RBIs, 34 runs, and 14 steals in 53 games (49 starts) in 2011

• Had a team-season-long 18 game-hitting streak in 2011

• Hit .262 with nine doubles, four triples, 11 homers, 32 RBIs, 57 runs, and 18 steals in 63 games (63 starts) in 2010

• All-Southern Conference Tournament selection in 2010

• Red-shirted in 2009

• Hit .171 with two doubles, one triple, one homer, four RBIs, 16 runs, and four steals in 35 games (24 starts) in 2008

• Lettered four times in baseball at Orangeburg Prep School

• Coached by Fred Jordan at The Citadel and Todd Layton at Orangeburg Prep School

• His mother, the former Bobbie Mims, played basketball at Clemson and was inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001; she totaled 1,448 points and 617 assists in her career from 1976-80

• Born Bradley Lewis Felder on March 17, 1989 in Orangeburg, SC



Brock Goodling, RHP

• #337 player in the nation and #8 player in Pennsylvania by Perfect Game

• All-state selection as a junior and senior

• Selected to the conference All-Star game as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior

• Member of the district champions as a junior

• Conference MVP in golf as a sophomore, junior, and senior

• Conference All-Star selection in golf as a freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior

• Lettered four times in baseball, four times in golf, and three times in basketball

• Coached by Nick Imperioli at Mount Union High School

• Born Brock Nicholas Goodling on July 17, 1992 in Lewistown, PA


Daniel Gossett, RHP

• #127 player in the nation and #5 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game

• #4 player and #2 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects

• #7 prospect in South Carolina for the 2011 draft by Baseball America

• 16th-round draft pick (#502 overall) by the Boston Red Sox

• Member of the South Carolina Select Team and played in the Select Games

• All-state and all-conference selection as a senior

• Won the team’s Pitching Award as a senior

• Won the team’s Offense Award as a sophomore

• Lettered four times in baseball

• Coached by Dwayne Haun at James F. Byrnes High School

• Born Daniel James Gossett on November 13, 1992 in Spartanburg, SC



Trevor Kieboom, RHP/INF

• Lettered three times in baseball

• Coached by Shane Amos at Walton High School

• Pronounced KEE-boom

• Has dual-citizenship with the United States and The Netherlands

• His father, Alswinn, was born in The Netherlands, moved to the United States at the age of 17, and played baseball at Eastern Illinois

• His brother, Spencer, is a junior catcher on the Clemson baseball team

• Born Trevor Cornelis Kieboom on December 1, 1992 in Mount Pleasant, SC



Jeremy Scheck, LHP

• #329 player in the nation and #11 player in Illinois by Perfect Game

• Top-eight selection at the Team USA tryouts

• Top-seven selection at the Under Armour All-America tryout

• From the same school that produced Tiger righthander Scott FirthScott Firth
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#20 6-0, 165
Buffalo Grove, IL

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(2010,11)

• Lettered two times in baseball

• Coached by Paul Mazzuca at Adlai E. Stevenson School

• Born Jeremy Michael Scheck on May 12, 1993 in Evanston, IL



Tyler Slaton, OF

• All-region selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior

• Lettered four times in baseball and four times in football

• Coached by Jim Cahill at North Forsyth High School

• His father, Mike, played football at Troy and his uncle, Steve Slaton, was a wrestler at Gardner-Webb

• Born Tyler Michael Slaton on May 26, 1992 in Cumming, GA



Mike Triller, OF

• Selected to the Vermont North-South All-Star game

• Led his team in batting average (.528) as a senior

• Named team MVP, and won the team’s Hustle Award as a senior

• Lettered three times in baseball, three times in basketball, and two times in football

• Coached by Kevin Bellomo at Rutland High School

• Born Michael Paul Triller on September 30, 1992 in Randolph, VT

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