Former Clemson first baseman Richie Shaffer hit three home runs to help Triple-A Durham to a 11-7 win over Louisville on Friday.
His homeruns included a solo shot in the second, a two-run shot in the fifth and then finally a solo bomb in the seventh inning. He is the third minor league player to hit three home runs in a single game in 2015.
He has a .328 average with seven home runs and 14 RBIs in 17 games with Durham since his promotion to the Triple-A team.
Clemson Bio - Team co-captain in 2012...corner infielder who has tremendous power...one of the best defensive first-basemen in Clemson history...started most of his games at first base in 2010 and 2011, but is slated to make the move to third base in 2012...a career .318 hitter with a .555 slugging percentage and .426 on-base percentage in 111 games (107 starts) over two seasons...has 26 doubles, two triples, 20 homers, 91 RBIs, 107 runs, 62 walks, 14 hit-by-pitches, and 10 steals...has committed only three errors in his career (.996 fielding percentage)...two-time All-ACC Academic selection...preseason second-team All-American by Perfect Game...preseason first-team All-ACC by CollegeSportsMadness.com...#12 player in the nation in the preseason by College Baseball Daily...#13 prospect in the nation for the 2012 draft in the preseason by Baseball America...#13 junior in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America.