Wagner named ACC & National Player of the Week twice in a row

CUTrevor 2022-05-02 14:49:27

He hit 2 HR's in the Tigers' 18-15 loss on Sunday at No.10 Louisville and also on Wednesday in their 17-4 win over No.22 Wofford. Wagner has hit 2 HR's 4 times in his last 8 games and 5 times since April 10! He is now 4th nationally with 21 HR's, just 2 HR's behind national leader Kevin Parada from GT, who the Tigers play next on Friday. Wagner has the best HR to at bat ratio in the nation. He has 40 fewer at bats than Parada but just 2 less HR's. Wagner also has a better batting average (.403).

CUTrevor 2022-05-02 14:49:46

CLEMSON, S.C. - Sophomore infielder Max Wagner (Green Bay, Wis.) was named ACC Player-of-the-Week, announced by the conference office, and one of 13 national players-of-the-week by Collegiate Baseball on Monday. It marked the second week in a row he earned ACC Player-of-the-Week honors, becoming the first Tiger to win the award in back-to-back weeks since 2012 (Richie Shaffer).

Wagner continued to stay red hot last week by going 13-for-20 (.650) with four homers, two doubles, 14 RBIs, 11 runs, a 1.350 slugging percentage, four walks and a .708 on-base percentage in five games, four of which were against top-25 teams. He reached base via a hit or walk in 17 of his 24 plate appearances.

He went 3-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs in Clemson’s 17-4 win over No. 22 Wofford on Wednesday, then went 9-for-12 (.750) with two homers, two doubles, seven RBIs, six runs, a 1.417 slugging percentage, two walks and a .786 on-base percentage in three games at No. 10 Louisville over the weekend. In the series finale, he went 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs.

On the season, he is hitting .403 with 21 homers, one triple, 14 doubles, 61 RBIs, 53 runs, a .520 on-base percentage and one steal in 45 games (41 starts). He also leads the nation in slugging percentage (.916).