23 - TJ Clarkson
TJ Clarkson
Born: 05/07/1990
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
High School: Coral Springs
Position: RHP
Major: Health, Exercise and Sport Science
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011: Made a team-high 32 appearances, all in relief… went 1-4 with an ERA of 4.24 in 57.1 innings of work to go with four saves… struck out 51 batters while walking just 22… earned first career save against No. 3 South Carolina (4/12) when he entered with the bases loaded and no outs and retired three Gamecocks consecutively to preserve The Citadel's first shutout of USC since 1971…struck out a season-high six batters while hurling a season-high 4.0 innings against Wright State (2/25)… earned the save against Furman (4/17) in extra innings by firing a scoreless inning with a hit and a strikeout… did not allow a hit in the final 1.2 innings against Winthrop (5/4) to earn the save… closed out the game against Presbyterian [1] (5/1) by hurling the final 3.0 frames, allowing three hits and two strikeouts… picked up win against Charleston Southern (3/29) as he allowed three runs on five hits with a walk and a strikeout in 2.1 innings of relief in The Citadel’s 12-5 win.

2010: Started eight games in midweek and made 13 total appearances in sophomore season... struck out 39 in 41.2 innings pitched while walking just 16... best start came when he picked up the win vs. USC Upstate (3/10) as he went 6.0 innings allowing four hits, one run, two walks and struck out five... matched season-high in innings with 6.0 innings pitched at Charleston Southern (4/6) as he allowed three hits, two runs and struck out four in a no-decision... struck out a season-high six batters in 2.2 innings of relief at College of Charleston (5/7)... finished the season with an inning of scoreless relief at Winthrop (5/18).

2009: Made seven starts in nine appearances on the mound while collecting a 3-2 record and 3.92 ERA in his freshman season... his first win came in his second appearance but first start, striking out two and not allowing any runs on five hits in five innings pitched against Quinnipiac (3/9)... longest outing of the season came at South Carolina (4/15), allowing three runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out seven in an 8.0 inning, no-decision performance... that pitching gem helped propel The Citadel to a 5-3, 11-inning victory at South Carolina, completing a sweep of the Gamecocks for the first time since 1961... struck out four batters in a no-decision effort against Air Force (3/29)... followed that with four strikeouts in 6.0 innings as he received the win vs. Charleston Southern (4/8), allowing two runs on four hits... allowed two runs on three hits in 3.0 innings in a relief performance at Winthrop (4/22)... recorded his third win of the season against Presbyterian (5/5), allowing no earned runs on six hits while walking two and striking out four in 5.0 innings pitched... his first loss of the year came a week later at Presbyterian (5/12), allowing five runs on three hits in 2.2 innings... took the loss against Elon (5/23) in the Southern Conference Tournament semifinal as the Bulldogs were eliminated by the top-seeded Phoenix, 8-7... allowed three earned runs on four hits in 5.0 innings against Elon while walking four and matching a career-high seven strikeouts.

High School: Graduated from Coral Springs High School in 2008... earned three letters in baseball... named All-America Honorable Mention his senior year... named District Player of the Year... coached by Frank Bomdalos.

Personal: Thomas John Clarkson... goes by "TJ"... born May 7, 1990 in Coral Springs, Fla.... son of Tom and Kathy Clarkson... majoring in health, exercise and sport science.