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Sophomore infielder who has the potential to become a starter in future seasons.

2019: ACC Academic Honor Roll member … hit .232 with six runs, three doubles, a homer, eight RBIs, a .339 slugging percentage, .271 on-base percentage, three walks and a steal in 27 games (15 starts, including 12 at third base and three at second base) … had a .950 fielding percentage, committing only two errors … hit .350 with two outs … hit a two-run homer off the bench against East Tennessee State on Feb. 26; was his first career hit … hit a two-run double at Boston College on March 22 … went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run against No. 8 Louisville on April 7 … No. 268 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game … No. 55 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game … played for Wilmington in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .259 with seven doubles, a triple, homer, six RBIs, 10 runs and seven steals in 24 games; Coastal Plain League All-Star Game selection.

Before Clemson: North-South All-Star Game selection … all-state as a senior … four-time all-region … holds the school record for career hits … lettered five times in baseball at T.L. Hanna High School, where he was coached by Daniel Crenshaw.

Personal: His father, Tim, played at Clemson in 1987,88,90; had a 13-6 record, a save, 3.22 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 187.0 innings pitched over 45 appearances (35 starts); led the 1990 team in starts (17), innings pitched (97.0), ERA (2.97), strikeouts (90), complete games (5) and shutouts (3); was a third-round draft pick by the Chicago Cubs … majoring in management … born James Timothy Parker Jr. on March 26, 2000 in Anderson, S.C.

Favorite hobbies – Hunting, hanging out with friends and driving with the windows down
Interesting fact about family/parents – His father pitched at Clemson from 1989-91
One fact that most people don’t know – Scared of spiders
Favorite food or candy – Peach cobbler
Proudest childhood accomplishment – Shooting his first deer at eight
Ideal vacation spot – Any farm in Iowa
Childhood hero – His grandfather
One person, living or dead, to eat dinner with – Julius Erving

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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