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#32 Clate Schmidt
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Acworth, GA
High School: Allatoona HS
Experience: High School

Career Stats

Righthander who was a weekend starter most of the 2013 season and was a long reliever and weekday starter in 2014 ... in 121.2 innings pitched over 36 appearances (19 starts) and two seasons, he has an 8-11 record and a 4.44 ERA while allowing 147 hits (.301 opponents' batting average), three homers and 54 walks with 78 strikeouts.

2014: Had a 5-7 record and 3.68 ERA in 20 appearances (eight starts) ... in 66.0 innings pitched, he allowed 65 hits (.260 opponents' batting average), one homer and 28 walks with 53 strikeouts ... had a team-tying-high three pickoffs ... had 90 groundball outs compared to only 39 flyball outs ... had a 3-3 record, 2.93 ERA and .242 opponents' batting average in 43.0 innings pitched over eight starts ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Maine on Feb. 22 ... pitched 4.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with one strikeout to earn the win against Presbyterian College on Feb. 25 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing one run and no walks with two strikeouts to earn the win against Virginia Tech on March 9 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and two earned runs with four strikeouts to earn the win at Georgia on March 25 ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits, one run and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against Winthrop on April 2 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing four hits and no runs with four strikeouts to earn the win against High Point on May 7 ... pitched 8.1 innings in a starting role, allowing eight hits, two runs and one walk with six strikeouts against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 23.

2013: Had a 3-4 record and 5.34 ERA in 16 appearances (11 starts) ... in 55.2 innings pitched, he allowed 82 hits and 26 walks with 25 strikeouts ... held opponents to 1-for-9 (.111) with one strikeout against no walks with the bases loaded ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing no runs and no walks with three strikeouts against William & Mary on Feb. 16; it was his first career appearance ... pitched 4.0 innings in a starting role, allowing no runs and one walk with two strikeouts to earn his first career win in the second game of a doubleheader against Wright State on Feb. 23; it was his first career start ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits, two runs and three walks with five strikeouts to earn the win against No. 7 South Carolina at Greenville, S.C. on March 2; received the Bob Bradley Award, becoming the first freshman to win the award since 2007 and the first pitcher to win the award since 2006 ... pitched 3.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run with three strikeouts at No. 8 NC State on March 9 ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits and two runs to earn the win at Boston College on April 6 ... pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with one strikeout at No. 8 Florida State on May 17 ... No. 5 freshman in the nation in the preseason by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... No. 19 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... No. 24 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... preseason ACC freshman-of-the-year by CollegeSportsMadness.com ... No. 4 newcomer in the ACC in the preseason by Baseball America ... No. 2 prospect in the ACC for the 2015 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Falmouth in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he pitched 8.2 innings over three appearances (two starts).

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 36th round (No. 1,114 overall pick) by the Detroit Tigers ... No. 31 player and No. 10 righthander in the nation and No. 4 player in Georgia by Perfect Game ... No. 171 prospect in the nation and No. 14 prospect in Georgia by Baseball America ... East Coast Pro Showcase ... All-American by Perfect Game ... USA 18U National Team member ... all-state selection as a senior ... Cobb County Pitcher-of-the-Year as a senior ... All-Cobb County selection as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior ... lettered four times in baseball and three times in basketball ... coached by Keith Hansen at Allatoona High School.

Personal: His father, retired Marine Col. Dwight Schmidt, flew F-18 fighter jets for 20 years, including an extended tour in Iraq and Afghanistan, before retiring to become a pilot with Delta ... majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management ... born Clate Connor Schmidt on Dec. 10, 1993 in Beaufort, S.C.

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