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Robert Jolly
Player Profile:
Robert Jolly 1924441
Position: C
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
High School: Carolina Forest HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Career Stats

Catcher who came on late in the 2015 season to become the starting DH and saw action as the DH in 2016 ... was a primary starter as the DH in 2017 ... hits the ball to all fields ... a career .273 hitter with a .370 on-base percentage in 116 games (58 starts) over three seasons ... has 15 doubles, a homer, 35 RBIs, 48 runs, 41 walks against 40 strikeouts and three steals ... Clemson’s first lefthanded-hitting catcher since Brian Ellis (1997-00).

2017: Hit .280 with 26 runs, nine doubles, a homer, 15 RBIs, a .371 on-base percentage, 16 walks and two steals in 40 games (26 starts, including 17 as the DH and nine at catcher) ... hit .314 in ACC regular-season games ... hit .361 as the catcher ... hit .345 with two outs ... was 10-for-20 with 10 runs in six February games ... had 10 multiple-hit games ... went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and a walk against Western Carolina on Feb. 22; was his first career start at catcher ... singled and came around to score the walkoff run on Seth Beer’s two-out single in the 13th inning against Elon on Feb. 24; was the catcher for the entire game, as three Clemson pitchers (Charlie Barnes, Ryley Gilliam, Brooks Crawford) combined to set a school record with 23 strikeouts ... went 3-for-3 with an RBI, three runs and a walk against Elon on Feb. 25 ... went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs against Virginia Tech on April 7 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs against Virginia Tech on April 9 ... hit two doubles with an RBI at No. 25 Florida State on April 15 ... went 2-for-2 with a pinch-hit homer and two runs at Florida State on April 17; was his first career homer ... went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run at No. 3 North Carolina on April 29.

2016: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... hit .217 with 10 runs, three doubles, 12 RBIs, a .339 on-base percentage, 18 walks and one steal in 51 games (20 starts as the DH) ... made the team’s most starts as the DH ... played a team-high 31 games off the bench ... hit .265 with a .393 on-base percentage in 24 ACC regular-season games ... hit .292 with a .407 on-base percentage in 29 home games ... hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring, walkoff single in the ninth inning against Winthrop on March 9 ... went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a run and steal against No. 9 NC State on May 6 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs off the bench against College of Charleston on May 10 ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .256 with 23 runs, six doubles and 23 RBIs in 39 games.

2015: Hit .351 with 12 runs, three doubles, eight RBIs, a .422 on-base percentage and seven walks against only six strikeouts in 25 games (12 starts as the DH) ... was 4-for-10 (.400) as a pinch-hitter and 5-for-13 (.385) in 13 games off the bench ... hit a pinch-hit single in his first career plate appearance against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 20 ... hit a pinch-hit single against Winthrop on March 3 ... came off the bench, hit a run-scoring single and scored a run at NC State on March 8 ... hit a pinch-hit, run-scoring double to tie the score in the sixth inning against Georgia on April 7 ... hit a pinch-hit single and scored a run at Georgia Tech on April 25 ... went 1-for-3 with the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and a walk against No. 18 College of Charleston on May 6; was his first career start ... went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs, two runs and a walk against Georgia Southern on May 8 ... went 2-for-5 with two runs and a walk at Furman on May 12 ... went 2-for-4 with a run and walk at No. 8 Florida State on May 16 ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI against No. 3 Louisville in the ACC Tournament on May 21 ... went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run against Pepperdine in the Fullerton Regional on May 30 ... played for Wilson in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he hit .265 with 13 runs, three doubles, 13 RBIs, 32 walks and a .406 on-base percentage in 40 games.

Before Clemson: MVP of the Select Games ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... No. 1 catcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... No. 27 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 3 catcher in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... lettered four times in baseball and two times in football at Carolina Forest High School, where he was coached by Jack Jolly.

Personal: His father, Jack, was a pitcher at Coastal Carolina ... his brother, Matthew, was a pitcher at Newberry ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Robert Alan Jolly on Oct. 9, 1995 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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