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Three Clemson players named All-ACC

Caden Grice headlines the Tiger trio who earn post-season awards from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Credit: Bart Boatwright
Clemson first baseman Caden Grice (31) drives in a run against Louisville Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Clemson's Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Bart Boatwright/The Clemson Insider

CLEMSON, S.C. — CLEMSON, S.C. – Freshman first-baseman Caden Grice and sophomore shortstop James Parker have earned Second-Team All-ACC honors with Grice and freshman righthander Mack Anglin received All-ACC Freshman honors as well.

Grice is hitting .316 with 13 homers, a triple, nine doubles, 49 RBIs, 38 runs, a .428 on-base percentage and two steals in 49 games. In 36 ACC regular-season games, he hit .338 with 10 homers, a triple, seven doubles, 39 RBIs, 29 runs and a .451 on-base percentage.

Grice has also made three starts and two relief appearances on the mound in 2021. He has 14 strikeouts and a .263 opponents’ batting average in 10.0 innings pitched.

Parker is hitting .317 with seven homers, 12 doubles, 34 RBIs, 30 runs, a .403 on-base percentage and a steal in 50 games. Parker, who has committed only 12 errors, is the only Tiger to start all 50 games in 2021.

Parker carried over his seven-game hitting streak to close 2020 and extended it to 12 games in 2021. He then had an 11-game hitting streak and a 10-game hitting streak this season. Parker also received the Bob Bradley Award as Clemson’s MVP of the three-game series against South Carolina.

Anglin has a 3.31 ERA, .215 opponents’ batting average and 71 strikeouts in 54.1 innings pitched over 12 appearances (eight starts). His 11.76 strikeouts-per-nine-innings-pitched mark is eighth in Tiger history.