|Ht./Wt.:||6-1, 195 lbs|
|Hometown:||Stone Mountain, GA|
|High School:||Dunwoody HS|
|Years:||2008 - 2011|
|Major:||ComRec, Sport &Camp Mgmt.|
2010: Team co-captain...hit .221 with 45 runs, eight doubles, one triple, three homers, 16 RBIs, 46 walks, a .389 on-base percentage, and 16 steals in 56 games (41 starts, including 24 in centerfield, 15 as the DH, and two in right field)...ninth in the ACC in walks...had two outfield assists...started a team-high 35 games as the leadoff batter...was 7-for-16 (.438) with a .550 on-base percentage after the eighth inning...was 3-for-8 (.375) with a homer, triple, three RBIs, and two walks as a pinch-hitter...received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson's MVP of the three-game series against #15 South Carolina from Mar. 5-7; he was 7-for-14 with two homers, one double, six RBIs, six runs, two walks, and one steal in three starts...had a streak of seven straight games reaching base at least three times and a streak of eight games reaching base at least twice, both in April...led off the 10th inning with a single and came around to score the walkoff run on a wild pitch against Dayton on Mar. 3...went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs, including the game-winning run in the eighth inning, and a walk against #15 South Carolina on Mar. 5...went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, and a steal against #15 South Carolina at Greenville, SC on Mar. 6...went 3-for-6 with a grand slam, five RBIs, two runs, and a walk at #15 South Carolina on Mar. 7...hit a pinch-hit home run against Georgia Southern on Mar. 17...went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs, and a walk against Boston College on Apr. 3...went 1-for-3 with an RBI, run, three walks, and a steal against Boston College on Apr. 4; he went 4-for-9 (.444) with two doubles, two RBIs, six runs, six walks, a .667 on-base percentage, and two steals in the series...went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs at Georgia on Apr. 6...walked twice, was hit-by-pitch twice, and scored two runs at Duke on Apr. 10...went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, three runs, and a walk against South Carolina-Upstate on Apr. 21...hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring triple against #16 Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional on June 12...went 2-for-4 with two runs and a walk against #16 Alabama in the Clemson Super Regional on June 14; he was 4-for-8 with a triple and steal in three Clemson Super Regional games...went 2-for-5 with a run and steal against #1 Arizona State in the College World Series on June 21...drew a pinch-hit walk and scored a run against #5 South Carolina in the College World Series on June 26.
2009: Hit .297 with 32 runs, six doubles, two triples, four homers, 27 RBIs, and nine steals in 56 games (29 starts, including 25 as the DH, three in right field, and one in centerfield)...played in a team-high 27 games off the bench...had a .415 on-base percentage thanks to 25 walks in 128 at-bats...hit a team-high .388 with a .488 on-base percentage in night games...had a .400 on-base percentage in ACC regular-season games...hit a team-high .464 with one double, two homers, nine RBIs, and eight runs in seven NCAA Tournament games...inserted into the starting lineup as the leadoff batter and DH for the last 13 games of the regular season, the three ACC Tournament games, and the seven NCAA Tournament games, as Clemson had a 16-7 record over that span; he was 30-for-90 (.333) with four doubles, one triple, three homers, 20 RBIs, 24 runs, 12 walks, and six steals in the last 23 games and reached base via a hit or walk in 22 of those 23 games; he also hit safely in 12 of the last 13 games and in all seven NCAA Tournament games...led the team in starts as the leadoff batter (23)...hit .333 with a .415 on-base percentage in 24 games in the leadoff spot in the batting order...was 5-for-15 (.333) with two doubles, three RBIs, seven walks, and a .545 on-base percentage as a pinch-hitter...hit .365 with runners on base, .385 with runners in scoring position, .333 with two outs, and .341 against lefthanders...13 of his 27 RBIs were two-out RBIs...named Clemson Regional MVP and a member of the Clemson Regional All-Tournament team after going 10-for-19 (.526) with one double, two homers, six RBIs, seven runs, and a steal in five games...came off the bench and went 1-for-1 with two runs, one walk, and one steal against Michigan State on Mar. 10...went 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs, and one steal against Presbyterian College on Mar. 17...hit a three-run homer and totaled four RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader against Elon on Mar. 24...hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring double at #1 Georgia on Mar. 31...hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring single in the fifth inning to give Clemson the lead for good and stole a base against South Carolina on Apr. 8...hit a pinch-hit single and scored a run in the first game of a doubleheader against #5 Miami (FL) on Apr. 11...hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring double at Virginia Tech on Apr. 18...scored three runs against #4 Georgia Tech on Apr. 25; he started as the leadoff batter for the first time all season...went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs against Maryland on May 2; he had a team-high five RBIs in the series...went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBIs, and a walk against North Carolina-Wilmington on May 8; he was 5-for-11 (.455) with two doubles, three RBIs, and three runs in the series...went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a run, and walk at N.C. State on May 14...went 1-for-3 with two runs, two walks, and a steal at N.C. State on May 15...hit the first pitch over the fence for a homer at N.C. State on May 16; he was 5-for-11 (.455) with a homer, three RBIs, four runs, and three walks in the series...hit a bunt single in the ninth inning and scored the winning run against Tennessee Tech in the Clemson Regional on May 29...went 3-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs, two runs, and a walk against Tennessee Tech in the Clemson Regional on May 31...went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs, and a steal against Oklahoma State in the Clemson Regional on May 31...went 2-for-4 with a double, homer, two RBIs, and two runs against Oklahoma State in the Clemson Regional on June 1; his two-out, two-run homer on an 0-2 pitch in the seventh inning started Clemson's comeback from a 5-1 deficit...went 2-for-5 with three RBIs at #2 Arizona State in the Tempe Super Regional on June 6...played for Thomasville in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .344 with 40 runs, 10 doubles, five triples, six homers, 22 RBIs, a .470 on-base percentage, and 12 steals in 33 games; named to the league's All-Star team; named league tri-hitter-of-the-week on July 6 after going 11-for-26 (.423) with one homer, three doubles, two triples, and 11 RBIs in six games...named the league's #4 prospect by Baseball America.
2008: Hit .218 with 19 runs, two doubles, one homer, 12 RBIs, a .406 on-base percentage, and five steals in 40 games (33 starts, including a team-high 27 in right field and six as the DH)...second on the team in on-base percentage...walked once every 3.37 at-bats (30 walks in 101 at-bats), the fifth-best mark in school history...was 2-for-5 as a pinch-hitter...hit .296 with runners in scoring position...hit .357 with runners in scoring position and two outs...hit .350 with runners on base and two outs...had a .456 on-base percentage, best on the team by 50 points, in 20 home games thanks to 21 walks against only nine strikeouts...was 3-for-8 (.375) with a .545 on-base percentage in three neutral-site games...hit .304 with a .494 on-base percentage in Clemson wins and only .122 with a .294 on-base percentage in Clemson losses...went 3-for-3 with two runs, a walk, and stolen base in the first game of a doubleheader against Mercer on Feb. 23...went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the second game of a doubleheader against Mercer on Feb. 23; he went 5-for-7 in the doubleheader and was 5-for-5 in the first five official at-bats of his career; he also walked, therefore he reached base safely in each of his first six plate appearances...went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, a hit-by-pitch, and stolen base at Duke on Apr. 18...went 2-for-4 with three RBIs against Presbyterian College at Greenville, SC on Apr. 23...walked three times, scored two runs, and stole two bases against Virginia Tech on Apr. 25...hit a pinch-hit double at Central Florida on May 15.
BEFORE CLEMSON: Member of the state championship team as a senior at Dunwoody High School, the school's first-ever state title...#106 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game and #111 prospect by Baseball America...#7 prospect in Georgia by Perfect Game...drafted in the 28th round (#869 overall pick) by the Chicago White Sox...lettered four times in baseball at Dunwoody High, where he was coached by Tom Bass.
PERSONAL: Majoring in community recreation, sport, & camp management...born Christopher Kenneth Epps on Dec. 10, 1988 in Atlanta, GA.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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Epps' ACC Regular-Season Stats
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