Righthander who has served predominantly as a long reliever during his career ... has one of the team’s hardest fastballs ... in 72.0 innings pitched over 49 appearances (one start) and three seasons, he has a 3-4 record, two saves and a 4.25 ERA while allowing 67 hits (.246 opponents’ batting average) and 27 walks with 54 strikeouts ... three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... team co-captain for 2015.
2014: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had an 0-0 record and a 7.20 ERA in six relief appearances ... in 5.0 innings pitched, he allowed eight hits (.333 opponents’ batting average) and two walks with four strikeouts ... only allowed one of six leadoff batters to reach base ... suffered an elbow injury, had “Tommy John” surgery in late March and missed the rest of the season; received a medical redshirt.
2013: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had a 1-1 record and a 2.87 ERA in 23 appearances (one start) ... in 37.2 innings pitched, he allowed 30 hits (.217 opponents’ batting average) and 10 walks with 25 strikeouts ... did not throw a wild pitch ... had a 2.51 ERA and .212 opponents’ batting average along with eight strikeouts against three walks in 14.1 innings pitched over 10 relief appearances in ACC regular-season games ... in 34.2 innings pitched over his 22 relief appearances, he was 1-0 with a team-best 2.08 ERA and allowed 25 hits (.200 opponents’ batting average) and nine walks with 22 strikeouts ... held lefthanded batters to a .163 batting average ... in 27.2 innings pitched after the sixth inning, he allowed only 17 hits (.172 opponents’ batting average), three earned runs (0.98 ERA) and five walks with 17 strikeouts ... pitched 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief in the second game of a doubleheader against Wright State on Feb. 23 ... pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing two hits and no earned runs against Wofford on March 6 ... pitched a perfect ninth inning in the second game of a doubleheader against Duke on March 23 ... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief of two-hit ball at Georgia on March 26 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks at Boston College on April 6 ... pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts to earn the win at Western Carolina on April 9 ... pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing two hits, one run and one walk with three strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 19 Georgia Tech on April 26 ... pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against No. 9 NC State in the ACC Tournament on May 22 ... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief with five strikeouts against No. 3 North Carolina in the ACC Tournament on May 24 ... pitched 3.0 innings in relief, allowing one hit, no runs and no walks with four strikeouts against Liberty in the Columbia Regional on June 2 ... No. 16 college prospect in South Carolina for the 2014 draft in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Hyannis in the Cape Cod League in the summer, where he was 2-1 with a 3.80 ERA and 19 strikeouts against four walks in 23.2 innings pitched over five appearances (three starts).
2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had a 2-3 record, two saves and a 5.52 ERA in 20 relief appearances ... in 29.1 innings pitched, he allowed 29 hits (.264 opponents’ batting average), including only one homer and 15 walks with 25 strikeouts ... had a 3.31 ERA, two saves and a .222 opponents’ batting average in 16.1 innings pitched over eight relief appearances in ACC regular-season games ... had a 1-0 record, one save, a 3.12 ERA, .219 opponents’ batting average and six strikeouts against no walks in 8.2 innings pitched over six relief appearances away from home ... had a 1-0 record, one save, a 3.57 ERA and .190 opponents’ batting average in 17.2 innings pitched over eight relief appearances against top-25 ranked teams ... only allowed five of his 21 inherited baserunners to score ... pitched a hitless and scoreless eighth inning with three strikeouts in his first career appearance against Maine on Feb. 25 ... pitched 1.1 hitless and scoreless innings in relief against No. 6 North Carolina on March 10 ... pitched 1.1 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts at No. 18 Georgia on March 27 ... pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in relief of one-hit ball with one strikeout to record his first career save against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) on March 31 ... pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief with two strikeouts against No. 17 NC State on April 14 ... pitched 0.2 scoreless innings in relief to earn his first career win against Charleston Southern on April 17 ... pitched 6.2 innings in relief, allowing six hits and three runs with two strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader against No. 1 Florida State on May 14 ... retired all four batters he faced with one strikeout to earn the win against No. 1 Florida State in the ACC Tournament on May 25 ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 3-4 with a 5.30 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched over seven starts; did not allow a homer and had 37 strikeouts against 18 walks.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 153 player in the nation and No. 6 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 13 player and No. 3 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... SCISA Player-of-the-Year as a senior ... SCISA all-state selection as a junior and senior ... all-region selection as a sophomore, junior and senior ... team MVP as a junior and senior ... set the career school record for wins and strikeouts ... all-region selection in football as a junior and senior ... lettered five times in baseball, three times in football and three times in basketball at Hilton Head Prep School, where he was coached by Nathan Stevens.
Personal: One of three ACC student-athletes chosen in November 2014 to hold voting power on proposed governance rule changes under the NCAA’s Division I autonomy process; he attended the NCAA Convention in January 2015 as one of 80 voting members, including one of three ACC student-athletes, on legislation proposals ... majoring in mechanical engineering ... born Patrick Connor Andrews on March 26, 1993 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.