|Ht./Wt.:||6-4, 210 lbs|
|High School:||Mill Creek HS|
|Years:||2019 - 2020|
Talented two-way player who was in the weekend rotation during the entire 2019 season and was a contributor at the plate, primarily as the designated hitter … preseason third-team All-American by Perfect Game … preseason first-team All-ACC by Perfect Game … No. 29 sophomore in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 10 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by Baseball America … No. 25 ACC prospect for the 2021 draft in the preseason by D1Baseball.
2019: National Pitcher-of-the-Year Award Watch List member … John Olerud Two-Way Player-of-the-Year Award finalist; only freshman among the five finalists … first-team freshman All-American by Baseball America, D1Baseball and Perfect Game … freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball … second-team freshman All-American by NCBWA … Second-Team All-ACC selection (starting pitcher); first Tiger freshman to be an All-ACC pitcher since 2000 (Jarrod Schmidt) … All-ACC Freshman selection … had a 7-4 record and 3.20 ERA in 15 appearances (14 starts) … in 84.1 innings pitched, he allowed 61 hits (.205 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 84 strikeouts … fourth in the ACC in hits per nine innings pitched (6.51), sixth in opponents’ batting average, seventh in ERA and eighth in innings pitched … led the team in ERA, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts … held opponents to a .141 batting average with two outs … hit .264 with 22 runs, four doubles, three homers, 18 RBIs, a .364 slugging percentage, .377 on-base percentage, 19 walks, five hit-by-pitches and three steals in 38 games (34 starts, including 28 as the DH and six at first base) … named ACC Player-of-the-Week on Feb. 18 for his two games on Feb. 16 … named one of 12 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on Feb. 25 for his four games from Feb. 18-24; was 4-for-14 (.286) with a double, RBI and three runs along with allowing just one hit and no runs with 11 strikeouts in 6.0 innings pitched … named midseason national freshman-of-the-year by D1Baseball on April 4 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with eight strikeouts to earn the win in the first game of a doubleheader against South Alabama on Feb. 16; was his first career appearance … hit two homers with three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader against South Alabama on Feb. 16; was his first career game in the batting order … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit, no runs and two walks with a team-season-high 11 strikeouts to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader against Virginia Military on Feb. 23; did not allow a runner past first base … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and one run with seven strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one earned run and two walks with eight strikeouts against Notre Dame on March 15 … pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no runs and two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win at Boston College on March 22 … pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one earned run and two walks with six strikeouts to earn the win at Virginia Tech on March 29 … went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs, two runs, a walk, hit-by-pitch and steal at Virginia Tech on March 30 … went 2-for-3 with a homer and two runs against No. 4 Georgia on April 2 … pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts to earn the win against No. 8 Louisville on April 5 … pitched 5.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits with six strikeouts to earn the win against Gardner-Webb on May 4 … pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and one run with four strikeouts at No. 16 NC State on May 11 … pitched 6.2 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no earned runs and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against Illinois in the Oxford Regional on May 31 … No. 27 freshman in the nation in the preseason by D1Baseball … No. 41 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 7 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by D1Baseball.
Before Clemson: Drafted in the 34th round (No. 1,014 overall pick) by the Pittsburgh Pirates … all-state as a senior … county pitcher-of-the-year as a senior … set the school career record for strikeouts … member of the state runnerup team and region championship team as a senior … lettered four times in baseball at Mill Creek High School, where he was coached by Doug Jones.
Personal: Majoring in management … born Davis Riley Sharpe on Jan. 30, 2000 in Arlington, Texas.
• Favorite hobby – Water sports
• Interesting fact about family/parents – His entire family is from Texas
• One fact that most people don’t know – Has multiple birthmarks
• Favorite food or candy – Mashed potatoes
• Proudest childhood accomplishment – Learned to ride a bike at two
• Ideal vacation spot – Australia
• Childhood hero – Derek Jeter
• One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Rob Gronkowski
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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