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Played as an infielder in 2018, but was an outfielder in 2019.

2019: Hit .156 with three runs, a homer, five RBIs, a .270 on-base percentage and five walks in 19 games (eight starts in left field) … was 3-for-10 with two outs … was 4-for-5 (.800) with three RBIs in the first two innings … scored the walkoff run on a balk as a pinch-runner in the first game of a doubleheader against No. 3 North Carolina on March 9 … hit a two-run single at Virginia Tech on March 29; was his first career hit … went 1-for-2 with his first career homer and a walk against No. 8 Louisville on April 5 … played for Forest City in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .270 with four doubles, four homers, 13 RBIs, 24 runs, a .382 on-base percentage and 15 steals in 35 games; Coastal Plain League All-Star Game selection; second-team All-CPL selection.

2018: Redshirted as a member of the developmental squad … No. 130 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Forest City in the Coastal Plain League, where he hit .250 with a homer, two triples, six doubles, 16 RBIs, 25 runs and eight steals in 34 games; named to the Coastal Plain League Select Team.

Before Clemson: South Carolina Select Team participant … three-time all-state and all-region selection … region player-of-the-year as a senior … lettered four times in baseball at Blue Ridge High School, where he was coached by Travis Henson.

Personal: Majoring in agribusiness … born Elijah Manning Henderson on Sept. 23, 1998 in Greenville, S.C.

Favorite hobbies – Hunting and fishing
Interesting facts about family/parents – His mother is a retired dental hygienist
One fact that most people don’t know – Enjoys going to class
Favorite food or candy – Steak and sushi
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Winning his high school’s regional tournament
Ideal vacation spot – Any beach in Mexico
Childhood hero – Derek Jeter
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – George Washington

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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