|High School:||Milton HS|
Lefthander who has seen most of his action in long relief and emerged as one of the top lefthanders out of the bullpen in 2017 ... in 62.2 innings pitched over 45 appearances (three starts) and three seasons, he has a 3-0 record, a save and 6.03 ERA while allowing 74 hits (.289 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 42 strikeouts.
2017: Had a 1-0 record and 2.51 ERA in 13 relief appearances ... in 14.1 innings pitched, he allowed 15 hits (.273 opponents’ batting average), no homers and five walks with nine strikeouts ... pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief to earn the win at No. 4 South Carolina on March 5 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no runs and one walk with two strikeouts at No. 25 Florida State on April 16 ... pitched 1.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts at No. 3 North Carolina on April 28 ... pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against No. 2 Louisville on May 12 ... pitched 2.1 innings in relief, allowing no earned runs and no walks with two strikeouts against No. 10 Virginia in the ACC Tournament on May 26.
2016: Had an 0-0 record and a 6.11 ERA in 21 appearances (three starts) ... in 28.0 innings pitched, he allowed 38 hits (.317 opponents’ batting average), one homer and 13 walks with 19 strikeouts ... Clemson had a 3-0 record in his three starts ... had a 3.24 ERA in 8.1 innings pitched over his three starts ... pitched 3.1 innings in a starting role, allowing no runs and a walk with two strikeouts against Wofford on March 1 ... pitched 3.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one hit and one run with three strikeouts at The Citadel on March 16 ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts at No. 4 Miami (Fla.) on March 25 ... pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with one strikeout against Pittsburgh on April 1 ... played for Strasburg in the Valley League in the summer, where he was 3-1 with a 3.25 ERA, .306 opponents’ batting average and 14 strikeouts against three walks in 19.1 innings pitched over 10 appearances (one start).
2015: Had a 2-0 record, a save and an 8.41 ERA in 11 relief appearances ... in 20.1 innings pitched, he allowed 21 hits (.259 opponents’ batting average) and 15 walks with 14 strikeouts ... did not throw a wild pitch ... held opponents to a .143 batting average with the bases empty ... in 10.2 innings pitched over four February relief appearances, he was 1-0 with a save, an 0.84 ERA and a .139 opponents’ batting average ... pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with one strikeout against West Virginia on Feb. 14; was his first career appearance ... pitched 3.0 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn his first career win in the first game of a doubleheader against Maine at Augusta, Ga. on Feb. 21 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs and a walk with one strikeout to record his first career save against No. 10 South Carolina on Feb. 27 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win at Western Carolina on March 24 ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA, .246 opponents’ batting average and 18 strikeouts against 15 walks in 17.0 innings pitched over eight relief appearances.
Before Clemson: Two-time all-state selection at the AAAAAA level ... state and region pitcher-of-the-year as a senior ... member of the state championship team as a junior ... member of the region championship team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... No. 14 lefthander in Georgia by Perfect Game ... lettered three times in baseball at Milton High School, where he was coached by Joey Ray.
Personal: His brother, Kyle, was a righthander at Clemson from 2013-15 ... majoring in construction science & management ... born Alexander Benjamin Schnell on May 4, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.