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Clemson's Caden Grice honored for his huge weekend against Louisville

Clemson DH/pitcher Caden Grice has been named the ACC Player of the Week and he's earned National Player of the Week honors from Collegiate Baseball.
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 Caden Grice has been named the ACC Player-of-the-Week, the second time the first-year freshman has received ACC Player-of-the-Week honors. He was also named one of 11 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on Monday, the third time he was named a national player-of-the-week by various outlets in 2021.

Grice, a native of Greer, S.C., went 9-for-13 (.692) with four home runs, one double, 12 RBIs, seven runs, a 1.692 slugging percentage, two walks, a hit-by-pitch and .750 on-base percentage on the week. He reached base in 12 of his 16 plate appearances in the three-game sweep of No. 4 Louisville, its first three-game sweep since 2011.

On Friday, Grice tied a school record with three home runs and totaled eight RBIs, the most by a Tiger since 2006. One of those home runs in game one against Louisville was a grand slam.

On Saturday, he went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a solo homer in the eighth inning that broke a 4-4 tie in Clemson’s 5-4 win. On Sunday, he went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two walks.

On the season, he is hitting .358 with 12 homers, a triple, seven doubles, 43 RBIs, 33 runs, a .686 slugging percentage, .458 on-base percentage and two steals in 38 games.