Clemson's Parker better on diamond vs. Terps

May, 10, 2010
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It was the one game last year that probably baffled Clemson fans more than any other -- how could the Atlantic Division champs lose to the 2-10 Terps of the same division?

Well, it didn't help that quarterback Kyle Parker threw an interception and was sacked twice, including once by Demetrius Hartsfield in Maryland territory in the closing seconds. Parker completed 20 of 37 passes that day for 180 yards.

He made up for it this past weekend in a baseball game in College Park.

Parker’s biggest hit of the week came on Sunday at Maryland, when he hit a three-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning to give Clemson a 7-5 lead -- also the final score. That win capped a three-game sweep of the Terps. On the season, Parker is hitting .392 with 17 homers, 10 doubles, 50 RBIs, 58 runs, a .759 slugging percentage, and a .519 on-base percentage in 45 games.

Parker's performance led to him being named the ACC's Player of the Week.

The junior outfielder/first baseman went 10-for-16 (.625) with five doubles, one homer, seven RBIs, seven runs, five walks, one hit-by-pitch, a 1.125 slugging percentage, and a .727 on-base percentage in leading Clemson to a 4-0 record May 3-9. He totaled at least one run, one hit, one RBI, one extra-base hit, and one walk in each of the four games and had three three-hit games.

Not bad for a starting quarterback.

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