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Player Spotlight: Patrick Cromwell

Clemson third baseman, Patrick Cromwell is a junior college transfer from Costa Mesa, Calif. He has done well in the Tiger uniform so far and recently hit his first home run. The Clemson Insider had the opportunity to sit down with Cromwell and discuss some of his interests that go beyond the field.

Who’s your favorite MLB and why?

Cromwell: “Chase Utley. I’ve been told I look like him and then he’s a left-handed hitter, kind of tall, lanky type of guy. He’s from Long Beach, California as well so a California guy.

 When you’re not playing baseball what are you doing?

Cromwell: “Probably hanging out with friends. Homework. A lot. A lot of studying whenever I’m not playing on the field. Whenever I can I like to just hang out with the guys, hangout with my roommates. That kind of stuff.

Do you have any hidden talents most people don’t know about?

Cromwell: “I don’t think so. I mean I’m not that talented. I play baseball and go to school. That’s about it. I like yoga. I don’t know if that’s a talent.

 What is your favorite movie?

Cromwell: “I like Miracle on Ice. We watched it as a team a couple of weeks ago. I think that’s definitely up there as a favorite movie.

 What has been your best memory at Clemson so far?

Cromwell: “I’d say non baseball, just from the University I think the Louisville football game. That was a really cool experience. College GameDay came into town and everything. My first night game here and it was just incredible to see how loud the place got and how packed it was. And obviously we won so it was cool.

What’s the one food you can’t live without?

Cromwell: “Pasta probably. Yeah I’m a big pasta guy so I would say that’s the one for sure.”

What’s your pregame playlist like? What do you like to listen to?

Cromwell: “Actually I don’t listen to music before the game. I listen to whatever is playing over the loudspeakers but that’s it. I’m not super into music before a game because I don’t want to get to pumped up. I kind of just keep it even keel.

 How would your friends describe you?

Cromwell: “Pretty easy going. Kind of happy-go-lucky. Yeah I mean those are the two I get a lot. Just kind of a relaxed, laid back attitude. Try to make the most out of every situation. Pretty optimistic.

 What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Cromwell: “I’ll go back to the yoga one. A lot of people don’t know that I started it last year and my mom pushed me into it. She was like, ‘Hey it’s a killer core workout and that’s good for baseball.’”

So you definitely think that’s helped you with baseball?

Cromwell: “Yeah I gave it a shot and then I could tell. When I first got in there some of these older women were kicking my butt in the workouts. They were keeping up and I was falling behind. And then after a month of it I saw results on the field so I definitely liked it and it relaxes me as well.

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