8 Leland Clemmons
8 Leland Clemmons
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: UNC-Charlotte
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: R/R

2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON (UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHAROLOTTE) Played in 19 games for Charlotte, starting 12... His only extra-base hit of the season came on 4/23, in home loss to Presbyterian... Collected one outfield assist, in road contest at Wake Forest on 2/27... His season-high of two hits came in 14-4 home win over Siena on 3/17... Scored three times as a pinch runner... Collected one bunt hit in four attempts, with no sacrifices.

 

2012 FRESHMAN SEASON (UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE) Named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Rookie Team... A-10 Rookie of the Week, 4/16 First hit of his college career was the first of three home runs he hit for the season, coming in his second game and fourth at bat of the year... After two hits in his second and third games of the year, including his first double of the year, he fell into a funk, hitless in his next 10 games, a stretch of 19 at bats, extending to just one hit in a run of 33 at bats... He then climbed out and came alive, starting with a road series at Temple, into the next home game against Saint Joseph's a stretch in which he collected 10 hits in those four games, including two doubles and two triples, driving in six runs and scoring eight, to boost his average from .119 to .263 at that point of the season... In that Saint Joseph's game on 4/20, he had a season-high four hits, including a late home run to pull the team to within a run, tying his season-best effort with three runs scored in the 49ers' 8-7 loss to the Hawks... After two hitless games, on 4/21 against Saint Joseph's and Tuesday at Duke, he had hits in 11 of his last 14 games, pushing his season average from .231 to .280 to end the year... After the Duke loss, he homered again in the ninth at No. 19 N.C. State to pull Charlotte to within three in a 6-3 road loss... Clemmons collected three hits in that game, reaching base four times and stealing a base in the contest... Had 10 multi-hit games, more than the eight games in which he had just one hit... Played in 18 of Charlotte's 23 conference games, leading the team with a .338 average in conference contests... Also led Charlotte with three triples, eight stolen bases, a .544 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .452 in conference games in 2012... Was third on the team with 11 stolen bases... Drew 22 walks in 118 at bats, the best walks-per-at-bat ratio on the squad... Was 1-for-1 with the bases loaded and reached base nearly 48 percent of the time as the leadoff batter of an inning, second-best on the team... Record four RBI in six opportunities with a runner at third and less than two out in the inning... Tied for the team lead with 10 sacrifice bunts, beating out one for a hit.

 

High School: Selected as a 2011 Preseason Under Armour All-American before his senior season... Earned the MVP Award of his American Legion Team.

 

Personal: Ray is the son of Frank and Sharon Clemmons.

 

Favorite thing about WSSU Baseball: The positive atmosphere and feedback for growth as a player and a student.

 

COACH RITSCHE ON CLEMMONS: “Clemmons has great speed and plays a great centerfield. He is likely to play a large factor in run production this spring for us.”