Rupp On Clem: "Chris has been a mainstay in the rotation over the past three years. He started pitching conference games his freshman year, so he's one of our more experienced guys. We're going to need Chris to come up with a big year for us, and he's really got the ability to dominate hitters. He has a plus fastball, plus curveball and changeup, plus great movement on his two-seam fastball."
As a Junior (2004): Led the team with 14 starts, 89 innings pitched, 77 strikeouts and two complete games ... finished 10th in the ACC, averaging 7.8 K's per nine innings ... had a 3.78 ERA and averaged 7.1 innings per start at home ... struck out 45 batters and walked just nine batters in 50 innings for a 5:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and an average of 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in home starts ... struck out a career-high 15 batters in a complete game win over Buffalo (3/5) ... followed that up with six scoreless innings against Hartford, picking up his second straight win ... had a run of five quality starts (at least 6.0 IP and three or fewer earned runs) in seven mid-season outings (2/28 - 4/16), capping it off with a 7.2-inning, one earned run performance against a hot No. 23/23 Virginia team (4/16) ... got a no-decision in that game against UVa, the Cavaliers' 10th of 14 consecutive wins ... won his second straight start with six shutout innings and seven strikeouts against Hartford (3/13) ... bounced back from his shortest outing of the season in the first game of the Wake Forest series (one inning, 4/23) to get the final two outs in the third game and pick up his first career save (4/25).
As a Sophomore (2003): Proved to be a valuable piece in the Terrapin rotation as he picked up the most wins (5) and started the most games (13) of any pitcher on the staff ... started to heat up in the second half of the season, going 4-3 with a 4.35 ERA ... pitched four scoreless innings with four strikeouts and two hits allowed in the ACC tournament game vs. Duke (May 20) ... picked up his fifth win against William & Mary (May 14) ... scattered eight hits in seven innings, allowing one earned run in a 5-2 victory over N.C. State (May 2) ... picked up a win, allowing six runs, none of which were earned, in a 9-6 victory over Clemson (April 19) ... lowered earned run average by more than a run after throwing five shutout innings against New York Tech (April 5) ... took a no-decision against Marist (March 9), allowing three runs (one earned) in six innings ... was the pitcher of record in an upset victory over then-No. 18 Stetson at the Amtrak Invitational, allowing two runs and three hits in 6.2 innings (Feb. 15).
As a Freshman (2002): Made 13 appearances during freshman campaign, including eight starts ... struck out a pair in two shutout innings vs. Marshall (Feb. 24) ... notched first collegiate victory against Pace (March 1), allowing two runs and fanning two in 1.2 innings ... earned first career start vs. St. Joseph's (March 19), striking out four and surrendering only two runs over five innings ...had one of his best outings of the season, pitching six innings and allowing only one run, while fanning a career-best seven batters vs. Virginia (April 5) ... gave up only two earned runs and struck out seven over six innings of work to record the win vs. Towson (April 23) ... recorded first ACC win against NC State, yielding four runs in six innings (May 3).
At Conestoga: Three-year letterman at Conestoga High School ... went 18-2 over his junior and senior campaigns with 180 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA ... threw two one-hitters as a senior ... tied a conference record with 17 strikeouts in one game as a senior ... first-team allcounty, all-league and all-state selection as a junior and a senior ... MVP and team captain as a senior ... his teams went a combined 56-11 in three seasons at Conestoga.
Personal: Son of Kathy and Chris Clem ... a letters and sciences major.
Clem's Career Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV
Clem's Career ACC Pitching Statistics
Year ERA W-L APP GS IP H R ER BB SO SV
Clem's Career Highs
Innings Pitched: 9.0 vs. Buffalo (3/5/04)