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Hard-throwing righthander who was one of the team’s top relievers in 2020.
2020: Received a redshirt from the NCAA with the season’s suspension on March 12 and cancellation due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic … had a 1-0 record and 1.17 ERA in four relief appearances … in 7.2 innings pitched, he allowed seven hits (.233 opponents’ batting average), no homers and three walks with seven strikeouts … pitched a perfect inning in relief with two strikeouts against Liberty on Feb. 16; was his first career appearance … pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts against Stony Brook on Feb. 21 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with two strikeouts against South Carolina at Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park) on Feb. 29 … pitched 2.2 innings in relief with one strikeout to earn his first career win against Boston College on March 7.
2019: Suffered an arm injury in the fall and received a medical redshirt … No. 49 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 13 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 33 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball.
Before Clemson: All-state as a senior … region pitcher-of-the-year and team MVP … lettered four times in baseball at Bleckley County High School, where he was coached by Brad Davis.
Personal: Majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management … born Carter Jaeden Raffield on Feb. 28, 2000 in Hawkinsville, Ga. •
Favorite hobbies – Hunting, fishing, going to church and spending time with friends and family•
Interesting facts about family/parents – His grandfather and brother were both drafted by the Cardinals•
One fact that most people don’t know – Has been the tallest member of his family since eighth grade•
Favorite food or candy – Home-cooked meals from his mother•
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning the 2017 17U BCS title in Fort Myers, Fla.•
Ideal vacation spot – Anywhere in a deer stand•
Childhood hero – Nolan Ryan•
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Nolan Ryan

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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