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#20 Scott Firth
Position: Right Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL
High School: Adlai E. Stevenson School
Experience: 3 Letters
Career Stats

Righthander who had one of the team’s best arms ... was used in long relief and made spot starts, but moved into the closer role at midseason in 2013 ... in 195.2 innings pitched over 75 appearances (17 starts) and four seasons, he had a 17-7 record and a 2.94 ERA while allowing 192 hits (.256 opponents’ batting average) and 90 walks with 148 strikeouts ... in 90.0 innings pitched over 32 appearances (nine starts) in ACC regular-season games, he had a 9-4 record, five saves, a 3.30 ERA, and .252 opponents’ batting average ... drafted three times in his career ... two-time All-ACC Academic selection ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

2013: Drafted in the 19th round (#559 overall pick) by the Colorado Rockies and signed in June ... team co-captain ... had a 6-5 record, four saves, and a 3.23 ERA in 19 appearances (six starts) ... in 61.1 innings pitched, he allowed 63 hits (.269 opponents’ batting average) and 18 walks with 41 strikeouts ... in his 13 appearances out the bullpen, he allowed 23 hits (.250 opponents’ batting average), seven earned runs (2.49 ERA), and nine walks with 18 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched ... had three pickoffs ... in 21.1 innings pitched in seven appearances (two starts) on opponents’ home fields, he had two saves and a team-best 0.84 ERA ... pitched 7.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits, one run, and one walk with five strikeouts to earn the win against William & Mary on Feb. 17 ... pitched 8.0 innings in a starting role, allowing five hits (all singles), no runs, and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against Wright State on Feb. 24 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and one walk with three strikeouts at #7 South Carolina on Mar. 3 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing one earned run and one walk with three strikeouts at #8 N.C. State on Mar. 10 ... pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with one strikeout against Georgia on Mar. 27 ... pitched 4.2 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no runs, and two walks with one strikeout to earn the win at #1 North Carolina on Apr. 1; he stranded runners at second and third in the eighth, 10th, and 11th innings without allowing a run ... pitched a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout to record the save at Western Carolina on Apr. 9 ... pitched 2.0 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to record the save against Wake Forest on Apr. 13 ... pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs, and one walk with four strikeouts to earn the win against Wake Forest on Apr. 14; in 5.0 innings pitched over two relief appearances in the series, he was 1-0 with a save and allowed just one hit, no runs, and one walk with six strikeouts ... pitched a perfect ninth inning to record the save at Miami (FL) on Apr. 19 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with one strikeout to earn the win in the second game of a doubleheader against #19 Georgia Tech on Apr. 26 ... pitched a scoreless ninth inning with three strikeouts against no walks to record the save in the first game of a doubleheader against Maryland on May 6 ... NCBWA Stopper-of-the-Year Award Watch List member in the preseason ... #19 senior in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #20 senior in the nation in the preseason by Baseball America ... #15 prospect in the ACC for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... #5 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2013 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game.

2012: Drafted in the 32nd round (#998 overall pick) by the Philadelphia Phillies ... All-ACC Academic team member ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... won the Stowe Award, given to the team’s most valuable pitcher ... had a 4-0 record, a team-high three saves, and a team-best 2.09 ERA in 24 relief appearances ... in 51.2 innings pitched, he allowed 44 hits (.229 opponents’ batting average) and 33 walks with 44 strikeouts ... his 2.09 ERA was the best by a Tiger (given a minimum of 40 innings pitched) since 1998 ... his 24 appearances tied for most on the team ... allowed only two (solo) homers ... in 26.0 innings pitched over 12 relief appearances in ACC regular-season games, he had a 3-0 record, a team-tying-high two saves, and a 3.12 ERA ... had a team-best 1.47 ERA in 30.2 innings pitched over 14 relief appearances at home ... had a team-best 1.30 ERA in day games ... had a team-best 1.04 ERA in the postseason ... held opponents to a .162 batting average with two outs and a .136 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs ... in 30.2 innings pitched over 14 relief appearances at home, he had a 2-0 record, two saves, and a 1.47 ERA ... pitched 23.0 consecutive scoreless innings from March to April ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs, and no walks with four strikeouts against Maine on Feb. 26 ... pitched 4.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits, one run, and two walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against #2 South Carolina on Mar. 4 ... retired all five batters he faced in relief with three strikeouts against #6 North Carolina on Mar. 9 ... pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with three strikeouts at Western Carolina on Mar. 14 ... pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts against Boston College on Mar. 18 ... pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts at Virginia on Mar. 25 ... pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to record his first career save against #7 Miami (FL) on Mar. 30 ... pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in relief against #7 Miami (FL) on Apr. 1 ... pitched 5.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits and no runs with two strikeouts to earn the win at Duke on Apr. 6 ... pitched 6.1 innings in relief, allowing two hits, one earned run, and three walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against #17 N.C. State on Apr. 13 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn the win at Maryland on Apr. 20 ... pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs, and one walk with three strikeouts against College of Charleston on May 7 ... pitched 2.2 innings with three strikeouts to record the save in the first game of a doubleheader against #1 Florida State on May 14 ... pitched 6.1 innings in relief, allowing four hits and no earned runs with two strikeouts against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament on May 26 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit and no runs with three strikeouts in the ninth inning to record the save against Coastal Carolina in the Columbia Regional on June 3 ... #72 player in the nation in the preseason by College Baseball Daily ... #73 college prospect for the 2012 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... #259 overall prospect for the 2012 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... #12 prospect in the ACC for the 2012 draft in the preseason by Baseball America ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he was 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 9.2 innings pitched over two starts.

2011: All-ACC Academic team member ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had a 5-1 record and 3.06 ERA in 16 appearances (seven starts) ... in 50.0 innings pitched, he allowed 42 hits (.225 opponents’ batting average) and 27 walks with 38 strikeouts ... had two pickoffs ... in 32.1 innings pitched over eight appearances (six starts) in ACC regular-season games, he was 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA (eighth-best in the ACC) and .202 opponents’ batting average (fifth-best in the ACC) ... in 33.0 innings pitched over his seven starts, he had a 4-1 record, 3.00 ERA, and .205 opponents’ batting average ... held opponents to a .143 batting average with two outs ... held opponents to 1-for-27 (.037) with two outs and runners on base, 0-for-17 with runners in scoring position and two outs, and 1-for-10 with no walks with the bases loaded ... in his last 14.1 innings pitched over six appearances (one start), he allowed 14 hits, two runs, and two walks with 13 strikeouts ... pitched 2.0 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against Cincinnati on Feb. 25 ... pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no earned runs, and no walks with one strikeout against #6 Virginia on Mar. 12 ... pitched 6.2 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits, no earned runs, and one walk with five strikeouts to earn the win against Duke on Mar. 20; after giving up a double in the first inning, he retired 18 of the next 19 batters, as the only batter to reach did so on an error ... pitched 5.0 innings in a starting role, allowing three hits and two runs with five strikeouts to earn the win at N.C. State on Mar. 27 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing two hits and no runs with five strikeouts to earn the win against Maryland on Apr. 9 ... pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing three hits, no runs, and no walks with four strikeouts to earn the win against Furman at Greenville, SC (Fluor Field) on May 10 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits, no runs, and no walks with one strikeout in the first game of a doubleheader at Virginia Tech on May 14 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one run, and one walk with five strikeouts to earn the win against Sacred Heart in the Clemson Regional on June 3 ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he was 3-1 with a 1.88 ERA and .218 opponents’ batting average in 43.1 innings pitched over nine starts; he allowed just 32 hits with 33 strikeouts; pitched in the Cape Cod League All-Star game; named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team ... #90 prospect in the Cape Cod League by Perfect Game.

2010: Had a 2-1 record and a 3.58 ERA in 16 appearances (four starts) ... in 32.2 innings pitched, he allowed 43 hits and 12 walks with 25 strikeouts ... led the team in ERA (minimum 15.0 innings pitched) ... had 44 groundball outs compared to just 23 flyball outs ... Clemson was 4-0 in his four starts ... held leadoff batters of an inning to 5-for-33 (.152) with only one walk against nine strikeouts ... in 9.1 innings pitched after the sixth inning, he allowed just one earned run (0.96 ERA) ... pitched a scoreless inning in relief with two strikeouts in his first career outing against Michigan State at Greenville, SC on Feb. 20 ... pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief against Western Carolina on Apr. 14 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs, and one walk with one strikeout against Florida Gulf Coast on May 4 ... pitched 6.0 innings in a starting role, allowing six hits, one run, and one walk with four strikeouts to earn his first career win against Furman at Greenville, SC (Fluor Field) on May 11; he allowed two runners to advance past first base in the first inning, but did not allow a runner past first base in his last 5.0 innings pitched ... pitched 5.1 innings in a starting role, allowing seven hits, two runs, and no walks with six strikeouts to earn the win against Presbyterian College on May 18 ... pitched a scoreless eighth inning against Southern Mississippi in the Auburn Regional on June 4 ... played for Keene in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer, where he had a 1-1 record and a 1.99 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched over seven appearances (three starts); named NECBL Pitcher-of-the-Week on Aug. 1.

Before Clemson: Drafted in the 36th round (#1076 overall pick) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2009 ... #1 high school righthander prospect in Illinois and #3 overall high school prospect in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report ... #11 high school prospect in Illinois and #391 high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game ... member of Team Illinois ... first-team all-state pick as a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson School ... set the school record for career strikeouts ... all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... played in the 2008 Midwest Pro Scout Classic and 2008 Pitch & Hit Club Pro Scout Showcase ... lettered three times in baseball at Adlai E. Stevenson School, where he was coached by Paul Mazzuca.

Personal: First Tiger from Illinois since 1991 (Tad Smith) ... graduated on May 10, 2013 with a degree in sociology ... born Scott William Firth on Jan. 2, 1991 in Park Ridge, IL.

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