Sophomore righthander from nearby Anderson, S.C. who has one of the team’s hardest fastballs ... will compete for innings in the bullpen in 2015.
2014: Had an 0-0 record and a 12.46 ERA in four relief appearances ... in 4.1 innings pitched, he allowed six hits (.300 opponents’ batting average) and five walks with six strikeouts ... pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout against Virginia Tech on March 8 ... played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 2-1 with an 8.22 ERA, 14 strikeouts and a .259 opponents’ batting average in 15.1 innings pitched over seven appearances (three starts); No. 20 prospect in the Coastal Plain League by Perfect Game.
2013: Redshirted ... No. 99 freshman in the nation in the preseason by Perfect Game ... played for Keene in the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer, where he was 0-0 with one save, a 2.20 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 16.1 innings pitched over six appearances (two starts) ... later played for Florence in the Coastal Plain League in the summer, where he was 0-2 with a 2.14 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 21.0 innings pitched over four starts; No. 13 prospect in the Coastal Plain League by Perfect Game.
Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 20 prospect in South Carolina and No. 5 high school prospect in South Carolina by Baseball America ... No. 150 player in the nation and No. 3 player in South Carolina by Perfect Game ... No. 3 player and No. 3 pitcher in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects ... South Carolina Select All-Star ... East Coast Pro Showcase ... all-state and all-region selection as a senior ... lettered four times in baseball ... coached by Adam Comstock at T.L. Hanna High School.
Personal: Pronounced WAYLZ ... his father, Greg, was a student equipment manager on the 1984 Clemson men’s soccer team that won the national title ... majoring in management ... born Wales Brantley Toney on July 7, 1994 in Anderson, S.C.