|High School:||South Aiken HS|
First-year freshman who saw limited action during the first half of the season, but became one of the team’s top relievers late in the season ... has one of the team’s hardest fastballs.
2017: Had a 1-2 record and 1.23 ERA in 12 relief appearances ... in 14.2 innings pitched, he allowed eight hits (.151 opponents’ batting average), no homers and three walks with 14 strikeouts ... stranded all nine of his inherited baserunners ... held opponents to 1-for-25 (.040) with runners on base and 3-for-22 (.136) with two outs ... held righthanded batters to a .121 batting average ... retired the only batter he faced to end the game against No. 11 Virginia on March 19; was his first career appearance ... pitched a perfect eighth inning with a strikeout at No. 25 Florida State on April 16 ... pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with a strikeout against Georgia on April 19 ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks at Furman on May 9 ... pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no earned runs with three strikeouts at NC State on May 20 ... pitched 4.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with five strikeouts to earn his first career win against UNC Greensboro in the Clemson Regional on June 4 ... No. 99 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 20 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: East Coast Professional Showcase ... played in the Palmetto Games ... third-team All-American by Perfect Game ... No. 3 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 1 pitcher in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... lettered three times in baseball and two times in football at South Aiken High School, where he was coached by Bob Polewski.
Personal: Majoring in pre-business ... born Owen Sinclair Griffith on Feb. 6, 1998 in Aiken, S.C.