pitcher who has been used in long relief and as a situational pitcher ... in
18.2 innings pitched over 19 relief appearances and two active seasons, he has
a 1-0 record and a 5.30 ERA while allowing 22 hits (.306 opponents' batting
average), no homers, and eight walks with seven strikeouts ... two-time ACC
Academic Honor Roll member ... three-time winner of the Omaha Challenge competition
2013: Member of Clemson's All-Academic team for
having the team's highest GPA ... had a 1-0 record and a 3.60 ERA in 10 relief
appearances ... in 10.0 innings pitched, he allowed nine hits (.257 opponents'
batting average) and six walks with four strikeouts ... held opponents to
2-for-17 (.118) with runners on base and 1-for-11 (.091) with runners in
scoring position ... in 4.1 innings pitched over his last four relief
appearances, he allowed two hits, no runs, and one walk with one strikeout ...
pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief to earn his first career win against
William & Mary on Feb. 15 ... retired the only batter he faced in relief
against Western Carolina on Apr. 24 ... pitched a hitless and scoreless ninth
inning in relief against Maryland on May 4 ... pitched 2.0 innings in relief,
allowing one hit, no runs, and no walks with one strikeout in the first game of
a doubleheader at Furman on May 8 ... pitched a scoreless ninth inning against
Georgia Southern on May 10 ... won the Omaha Challenge competition among
pitchers in the fall of 2012.
2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had an 0-0
record and a 7.27 ERA in nine relief appearances ... in 8.2 innings pitched, he
allowed 13 hits (.351 opponents' batting average), including no homers, and two
walks with three strikeouts ... had 19 groundball outs compared to only three
flyball outs ... had a 1.93 ERA and .133 opponents' batting average along with
three strikeouts against no walks in 4.2 innings pitched over three relief
appearances in night games ... in 3.1 innings pitched over three relief
appearances against NCAA Tournament teams, he allowed one hit and no runs ...
had a 3.38 ERA in 5.1 innings pitched after the seventh inning ... pitched a
scoreless ninth inning in the first game of a doubleheader against UAB on Feb.
18; it was his first career appearance ... pitched 1.2 hitless and scoreless
innings in relief with two strikeouts against no walks against Georgia on Apr.
11 ... retired all six batters he faced to close out the game against College
of Charleston on May 6 ... won the Omaha Challenge competition among pitchers
in the fall of 2011 ... played for Oneonta in the Perfect Game Collegiate
Baseball League in the summer, where he was 2-0 with three saves, a 3.43 ERA,
and .227 opponents' batting average in 21.0 innings pitched over 14 relief
2011: Red-shirted ... ACC Academic Honor Roll
member ... won the Omaha Challenge competition among pitchers in the fall of
2010 ... played for Pineville in the Southern Collegiate Baseball League in the
summer, where was 2-4 with a 3.45 ERA in 28.2 innings pitched over nine
appearances (seven starts); he allowed 26 hits (.248 opponents' batting
average) and no homers.
Clemson: All-region and all-area
selection as a senior at Northwestern High School ... won the team's Best
Pitcher Award as a senior ... won the team's Hustle Award as a sophomore ...
member of the region champions as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... member of
the district champions as a senior ... lettered three times in baseball at
Northwestern High, where he was coached by Mitch Walters.
Personal: Majoring in health science ... born John
Clayton Bates on Feb. 4, 1992 in Charlotte, NC.