|High School:||Dorman HS|
First-year freshman who was one of the team’s top lefthanders out of the bullpen in 2017.
2017: Had a 2-1 record, three saves and a 3.82 ERA in 26 relief appearances ... in 30.2 innings pitched, he allowed 32 hits (.274 opponents’ batting average) and 11 walks with 37 strikeouts ... only allowed one steal in three attempts ... held lefthanded batters to a .193 batting average ... pitched 1.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no earned runs and no walks with four strikeouts; had all four strikeouts in the sixth inning ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with four strikeouts to record his first career save against Elon on Feb. 26 ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing no hits, no runs and no walks with three strikeouts to record the save against Notre Dame on March 10 ... pitched 3.1 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and a walk with five strikeouts against Yale on March 14 ... pitched 2.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no runs with two strikeouts against Winthrop on March 29 ... pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with two strikeouts against Charleston Southern on April 11 ... struck out the only batter he faced to record the save against Georgia on April 19 ... pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout to earn the win against No. 17 Wake Forest on April 21 ... No. 115 freshman in the ACC in the preseason by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Played in the Select Games ... three-time all-state by High School Sports Report and two-time all-state by the coaches ... Spartanburg Herald Journal Player-of-the-Year ... team MVP ... No. 7 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 2 lefthander in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 3 lefthander in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... lettered four times in baseball at Dorman High School, where he was coached by Jesse Dyar.
Personal: His sister, Melissa Kimbrell, played volleyball at Francis Marion ... majoring in pre-business ... born Jacob David Hennessy on Aug. 4, 1997 in Spartanburg, S.C.