After recording an ERA of around 2.00 while hitting close to .300 in 2016, Clemson commitment Davis Sharpe will start his junior season with the Mill Creek High Hawks (Hoschton, Ga.) this evening against Lassiter (Marietta, Ga.).
“I’m very excited,” Sharpe told The Clemson Insider. “I think we’ll have a good team this year and I think we can make a good postseason run. I’ve been working a lot in the cage and I feel really comfortable right now hitting, so I feel that’s what I’ve improved on the most.”
The top-100 prospect in the 2018 class according to Perfect Game is an athletic and projectable right-handed pitcher at 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. He works with a three-pitch mix, features a fastball in the low 90s and repeats his delivery well for a youngster.
Clemson is recruiting Sharpe primarily as a pitcher, but he also serves as his team’s third baseman. His good swing, quick hands and developing tools at the plate has left the door open for him to potentially hit at Clemson in the future, as well.
Following a productive all-around sophomore campaign, Sharpe worked hard over the offseason and hopes to take his game to another level this year.
“I’ve been in the weight room a lot and I tried to take off from throwing to give my arm a rest,” he said, “but I’ve been hitting constantly ever since the fall.”
Clemson’s baseball season begins tomorrow afternoon against Wright State, and Sharpe is looking forward to seeing the defending ACC Champions in action as they try to make a run for Omaha.
“I expect to go to some games coming up here soon,” he said.
After watching Monte Lee lead the Tigers to a 44-20 record and their first ACC Tournament title since 2006 in his first year at the helm, Sharpe sees another strong season ahead for Clemson.
“Great,” Sharpe said. “I haven’t seen them play yet but coach Lee had a big amount of success as his first year as head coach, and I’m sure they expect the same this year.”