Knaak named National Freshman of the Year

CUTrevor 2024-06-11 13:21:28

CLEMSON, S.C. - Righthander Aidan Knaak (Fort Myers, Fla.) was named NCBWA National Freshman Pitcher-of-the-Year on Tuesday. He became the second Tiger to win a national freshman-of-the-year honor, joining Seth Beer (2016).

Knaak, a First-Team All-ACC selection, was 5-1 with a 3.35 ERA, .221 opponents’ batting average and 108 strikeouts against 29 walks in 83.1 innings pitched over 15 starts. Knaak, who only allowed 14 extra-base hits, led the team in starts on the mound, innings pitched and strikeouts. Clemson had a 13-2 record in his 15 starts.

Knaak earned first-team freshman All-America honors from NCBWA as well.