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Catcher who was used as a spot starter and pinch-hitter as a freshman in 2018, then sat out in 2019 due to injury.

2019: Suffered a leg injury in the fall and received a medical redshirt … played for Forest City in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .191 with two doubles, five homers, 12 RBIs, 12 runs and a .406 on-base percentage in 23 games.

2018: Hit .263 with two RBIs, a .400 on-base percentage, four walks and a hit-by-pitch 11 games (five starts as the DH) … was 3-for-8 (.375) with runners on base … went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a walk and hit-by-pitch against Furman on Feb. 20; was his first career start … No. 115 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Gastonia in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he played eight games.

Before Clemson: Powerade State Games participant as a junior … all-state selection as a junior and senior … all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior … Charlotte Observer first-team selection as a junior and senior … team MVP as a junior and senior … CISAA player-of-the-year as a junior … member of the state championship team as a sophomore and runnerup as a senior … lettered four times in baseball at Charlotte Christian School, where he was coached by Greg Simmons.

Personal: His father, Tom, played golf at East Carolina … majoring in management … born Drew Donathan on Feb. 28, 1998 in Charlotte, N.C.

Favorite hobby – Watching historical documentaries
Interesting facts about family/parents – His siblings have no middle names, and neither does he
One fact that most people don’t know – His first crush was Cindy Lou Who from The Grinch
Favorite food or candy – Applebee’s 2 for $20 meals
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Hitting his first grand slam at Cooperstown Dreams Park
Ideal vacation spot – Anywhere in the Caribbean
Childhood hero – John Cena



*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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