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Lambert's Beer named college baseball player of the year
Clemson freshman wins Dick Howser Trophy
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Lambert graduate Seth Beer was named the winner of the Dick Howser Trophy as college baseball's national player of the year Friday. The Clemson freshman outfielder hit .369 with 18 homers, 13 doubles, 70 RBIs and a .535 on-base percentage. - photo by File photo
As Seth Beer rounded the bases, all he could hear was pandemonium. The Clemson freshman outfielder had hit a grand slam in the third inning of the Tiger’s third game of their NCAA Regional to help his team dig out of an early six-run deficit. It had travelled high and far, all the way to the batter’s eye wall in centerfield at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the kind of grand wallop that Beer seemed to conjure up in similar moments all season to capture his university’s – and the nation’s – attention.