Clemson slugger Seth Beer (Aaron Fitt)


Fitt: Clemson’s Beer Already A Star


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Monte Lee and his coaching staff knew they were getting a difference maker when Seth Beer decided to graduate early and forgo his senior year of high school to enroll at Clemson this winter. But they couldn’t have possibly known just how much of a difference Beer would make so early in his career.

A month into the season, Beer has been Clemson’s best player, batting a robust .405/.490/.881 with six home runs and 18 RBIs in 42 at-bats. He has shown remarkable control of the strike zone, with seven walks and just two strikeouts in 13 games. He homered Friday night against Wake Forest, then blasted two more homers Saturday to lift the Tigers to a series-leveling 6-5 win.

“I’ve said it time and time again, he’s the best freshman I’ve seen, I’ve ever coached,” said Lee, Clemson’s first-year head coach. “He carried us today, it was unbelievable.”


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